Select a location that has good sun. If the area gets at least a few hours of direct sun per day it’s probably good. Consider what you want to grow and if those plants normally grow at the times of year your EGT will be used. If you are unsure .. that’s OK plants grown in EGTs typically do well in areas and seasons that are considered marginal for many plants. Our support staff is always up for a challenge and if you are OK with a little trial and error – so are we.
Select a location that is level or flat or can be easily made level with things such as pavers. We also recommend having your EGT in a location that is part of your normal commute. Such as if you park in a driveway and then walk outside to your entry way then … try to put your EGT between those two places. If your kitchen is near a patio or deck or yard and that space gets good sun, has wifi and access to water hose .. then put it there.
Help us help you. Our goal is for EGT’s to impact your life in a positive way. Improve your health because you eat more fresh vegetables, increase your freedom because we save you money so you can spend it elsewhere, save you time because you spend less time shopping, increase your sense of community because you can share your excess vegetables, and lastly increase your food security.
Your EGT can be leveled in a few minutes and it is a very important step.
Your plants roots are moistened and nourished by the wicking effect – the same effect that draws wax up a candles wick. To achieve this perfect watering of your plants the growing media of EGT’s only need to touch the water just a small amount.
Put one netpot in each corner of your EGT.
If you did not know … netpots look like this.
NOTE: There might be one more step.
If your EGT is not leveled properly then some plants might be drowned and others die of thirst.
Now that your EGT is setup please continue to planting your EGT!