Growing Vegetables in Fridges

Frank Fekonia shows us how to turn a dead fridge into a productive vegetable garden for people living in dry arid areas.
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24 Responses to “Growing Vegetables in Fridges”

  1. I Miss My Grandfather <3

  2. I’m going to take the inspiration of this fellow and grow vegetables in containers too. I’ll probably use five-gallon buckets, because that’s what I have space for. Good to know to drill the drainage hole in the side, not the bottom, to leave a reservoir of water. I wouldn’t have thought of that.

  3. Thinking out of the box. Grand idea!

  4. BackyardDiscoveryCo Reply June 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Ingenious thx.

  5. I am not an expert so I have two questions. 1. I want to look up annual climate averages. Where wass he located again? 2. How did he put a drainage hole in the refridges?

  6. jobs drain your soul force so you are trying to buy back the soul force embodied in product. soul force is rather fluid and travels from person to person .

  7. One persons trash is another persons treasure; as the saying goes. What a good common sense type guy. I tend to keep things and the minute I discard it; I think what it would have been useful for. Sometimes it is a matter of how much storage space you have too. Great ideas. Great vid.Cheers

  8. very wonderful idea and innovative.

  9. CFL’s? Don’t you mean CFC’s? lol

  10. BooGooNFlowoo4Evoo Reply June 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve wondered about that too. Ever had water from a plastic bottle that’s been out in the sun? Plastic probably leaches more in hot climates, due to hotter temperatures and longer sun exposure. I wonder what the curve is on leaching. Does it leach steadily or do most of the chemicals come out relatively quickly? How do revolving temperature extremes affect leaching? Is there a way to “pre-leach” plastic to make it safer?

  11. FreemanOftheMind Reply June 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Good Aussie!!

  12. This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing. A friend of mine owns a house very close to a creek and there has been a lot of erosion through the years. She used old refrigerators the same way, but has filled them with soil and rock and has reinforced the soil next to the creek. It has held very well for years.

  13. He’s raised raised beds to a new level!

  14. Wouldn’t the chemicals in the plastics leach into the soil and plants? Especially in heat?

  15. What doc was this taken from?

  16. I agree. I was taken to his personality immediately. Such a cool guy.

  17. A few questions, for anyone.
    1) Won’t the fridges rust in a couple of years with that water in them? If so, what then. It seems this would create a big mess.
    2) Why not just do the same thing in the soil, put rocks below the soil, organic matter on the rocks, soil on top, or would the water go too deep below the rocks? But still, this should work well, yes?
    3) Doesn’t the soil soon get down in the rocks? What happens then?

  18. I love this idea.

    Bathtubs, freezers and fridges.

  19. hell yeah, a great idea for recyclers and gardeners. This solution maintains levels of water and compost, and controls wildlife. Thanks for the idea frank!

  20. tucsonpersonified Reply June 13, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I guess he goes to the fridge a lot for food!

  21. More people need to be like this guy! He seems happy all the time..

  22. I love Frank!

  23. checkfoldcallraise Reply June 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    thats awesome! now wheels are turning in my head for my garden lol. its very nice of frank to explain so much for us in english seeing that it took alot of effort. cool.

  24. on ya frank