Monday, May 14, 2012

Redneck Tomato Garden using 5 Gallon Buckets

To create a tomato container garden you are going to need:
  • 1 five gallon bucket per plant
  • peat or compost
  • fillers such as empty water bottles or soda cans or even beer cans will work
  • drill
  • small to medium growing tomato plants (I used Roma tomatoes)
  • water
  • sunshine
For the good ole' upright tomato plantings.

First dig some empty cans or plastic bottles out of your recycle bin.  Busch Light cans work just as good as any!
Drill 5-6 holes in the bottom of the bucket for water drainage.
Then fill your five gallon bucket up till there is about 12 inches of space left for dirt.
Add your compost or potting soil up to about 5 inches from the top.
Place your plant in the center of the bucket.
Cover roots and stem with soil up to the top of the bucket.  It will pack down after a few waterings and you may want to add more soil.

Plant in a location that will get at least 12 hours of sun a day.
Water every 7-10 days if needed.

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