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My sister uses free 5 gallon buckets for her backyard garden. She grows tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, squash, herbs and a lot of other vegetables out of free containers. When she moves, her garden moves with her. Related PostsContainer Garden Ideas – How To Find FREE Containers For Your Vegetable GardenDIY Hydro Grow Bucket under $10 off grid hydroponic container get HUGE ghost pepper plant!!Container Garden Harvest & Update #2 vegetable gardening plant raw foodJuly Container Garden Harvest Update Deer and Possum Organic Vegetable Gardening lettuce seedShipping container house – Green roof7 Gardening Hacks with Plastic Bottles – Simple, Free and Effective!

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19 Comments

  • tnredrose 2 years ago

    I've been using containers for my garden for 6 years now.

  • Mila's Garden Diary 2 years ago
  • racheldrhm 2 years ago

    Hello, what is the general rule for 'plants per bucket'? And the ratio for companion plants (like the bucket with the radish)?

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Great recommendation. Thank you.

  • Susan Smith 2 years ago

    Also, just had a thought, I used to work at a Hampton Inn and one of the things they have to serve is fruit, it comes in a small bucket or depending on who orders, sometimes larger ones. I am pretty sure they would give them away. I would use at least three to four of the smaller ones every week. They are obviously food grade and small ones are good for herbs, large ones good for tomatoes.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    I don't know.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Everything will grow great in Wisconsin if you follow the laws of plant growth. See my Mittleider gardening method video series for more info.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Houston, Texas.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    Great recommendations. Thank you for helping.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    We live in the Houston, Texas area. Her garden is on the west side of her house. She mixed the soil by following the instructions in my "Off grid self-watering container gardening system" video series.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    If the plants are in post with good drainage they will not get over watered. You will have to fertilize them more than usual because the nutrients will get washed out with all the rain.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    I'm not certain without looking at it but it sounds like the soil could have been too wet which invited bugs and rotted the potatoes.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    The garden is on the west side of the house. It get full sun for 6-8 hours a day.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    A very cheap way to get calcium for your plants is to buy a 50# bag of concrete lime for about $8 at home depot.

  • LDSPrepper 2 years ago

    They bought the soil ingredients and mixed it themselves.

  • racheldrhm 2 years ago

    How and where from did you get all the soil? I'm talking frugal gardening…gardening on a budget, LOL thanks

  • Hodgin99 2 years ago

    Known here as blossom-in-rot

  • Jorgianna Bain 2 years ago

    I thank you for the info about bottom rot. I thought it was insects so I've been spraying them with detergent water. I had some calcium so I stopped your video and ground some pills with water and treated my tomato plants right away!!