Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christina's brilliant bucket gardening method

My dear friend Christina came up with an amazing and brilliant new way to garden.  She had her husband cut the bottom out of a 5 gallon bucket.  They then dug a hole the exact size of the bucket deep enough to bury the bucket about 2/3rds of the way.  In other words the top 1/3 of the bucket was left sticking out of the ground.
After the bucket was buried in the ground they mixed up peat moss and potting soil and fertilizer and filled the bucket with the mix.  They then planed their vegetables and topped with mulch in hopes that it would help keep the soil moist.

Its easy to water, feed and weed the buckets of vegetables this way.  Just fill the bucket with water and it slowly drains into the ground.  Those are pepper plants Kaitlyn is watering.  I have never seen pepper plants that large.  The bucket by Sammy had a tomato plant in it but Bill had just pulled them up for the season.

2 comments:

loves2spin said...

What a great idea!

Goose Hill Farm said...

This is an great idea....we do it too!