How To Grow All Kinds Of Vegetables In Five Gallon Buckets
Do you long to harvest fresh vegetables but lack the space to have a garden of your own? Do you have a limited budget for garden supplies and fresh organic produce? Do you care about the environment and recycle whenever you can? If this is you, there is a simple solution to all three of these questions. All you need is a few tools and a bit of space on a deck, patio, rooftop or yard.
Stop by a local restaurant or grocery store and ask if they have any old five gallon buckets to give away. They will likely be happy to give you as many as you can carry free of charge. By using recycled buckets, you are saving money and helping out the environment at the same time.
Once you have your buckets, a few minor modifications will turn them into ideal veggie growing containers. You will need a drill, a saw, a tape measure, some PVC pipe and a plastic cup. This customized growing system allows for easy maintenance of your plants' water needs. Drainage and watering are built in, so there are no worries about tender plants drying out on a hot day.
Many common vegetables grow very well in containers. Sweet cherry tomatoes are a favorite and will do well if you have a sunny, warm spot for your planter. Salad greens also do well in containers and taste so much better fresh. You can cut baby salad greens then allow the plants to continue to grow. In a few days, you'll have a new crop of baby greens and by rotating your harvests you can ensure fresh greens every day.
By following a few simple steps, you can be growing your own healthy, organic produce in no time. Watch your grocery budget shrink as you improve your nutrition and live more sustainably with this ideal growing system.
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