Have any of you guys ever tried growing winter veggies in 5 gallon buckets? I was thinking of kale broccoli spinach and maybe some butternut squash acorn squash. I know the squash plants are vining and they're going to grow out of the bucket which isn't a huge deal but I like them to be portable. I was just going to dig a Gardenspot but I have access to a ton of free 5 gallon buckets and I figured it would be easier for me just to use the buckets and control the soil. I'm in zone 7 from what I've seen on an online seed store, just not sure how to start this. Any help is welcomed
I know a few guys that plant it buckets and have had really good success...most important parts are the soil and drainage, as far as what to plant and what will do best I'm still looking into that for myself this winter. I've got the square foot garden book which has a soil recipe and also ideas for what to plant during the year.
Well I've ordered my seeds now I just need to figure out the soil part. I really don't have the resources or time to blend my own so I'm looking for either ready made bag mix or a place where I can just fill my buckets and buy what I need. Any suggestions???
So how did everyone do this Season? Peppers did Very well like every year, Eggplants did good, but the tomatoes not so well. None of the banana trees had fruit this year, but then again their less then 5yrs old.
What do you have planed or have already planted for the Fall? Just more flowering bulbs, havent really looked into planting food wise for fall/winter.
Tomatoes did good. Had some great apples from 3 year old tree jalapeños did great and are killer hot now. I'll winter that plant inside for the 2nd time, see how long it will go. Some good carrots. Hardly any peas though. Wired. No beans or cukes. Removed a stump to make room for a green house next spring.