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I think this is such a cool idea! I could see doing this in yard. Adding things around the outside to make it look attractive is a great idea too! I can invision lot of thing to do with those pond forms!! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!
Thank you both. This has been a really fun project for me.
My granddaddy grew watermelons in Virginia. We'd go every year to visit them on my dad's 30 day leave from the service. We didn't get there until June though, so they were already mostly grown by then. When I saw that first little bitty watermelon I really was excited. I don't know what in the world I thought before I saw it. I guess I expected it to start out full size and ready to eat! HAHAHA
Hey Janet, great idea and great article. I have an old bathtub that we used as a water trough until the bottom cracked. The last two years, I grew potatoes in it. this year, it has onions and carrots ( a "leeky" tub, according to a librarian friend). The bonus, beyond all the other good things about it, is that you don't have to get down on your hands and knees to weed.
Yes Nanny, I did. I drilled a whole bunch of holes! There's a photo up there somewhere of all of the holes I drilled. That photo is pretty small though. Here's another photo of the holes that were drilled in the large form.
Watch garage sales. Also, check with Lowe's and local hardware stores for summer clearance sales. The large one was purchased at a hardware store for $20. There was a miniscule hole in it that my hubby repaired with a soldering iron. It held water for quite a few years, until the hurricane. The other pond form was purchased at a garage sale for a couple of bucks. I do love finding treasures like those.