A 5-gallon bucket can serve a wide variety of purposes. They have a wide variety of uses around the house and farm.
Growing crops is a natural application for these recycled containers. It’s possible to grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in 5 gallon buckets.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular options, along with advice on how to maximize your chances of success.
When it comes to choosing what to cultivate in pots, tomatoes consistently rank high on the list. Tomatoes grown in a bucket can be brought indoors or protected from the elements if frost is in the forecast.
This allows green tomatoes more time to ripen and can extend the growing season in cooler regions.
Keep your tomato plant count in a 5 gallon bucket to a minimum by never planting more than one plant in there at a time. In addition, you may want to consider supporting your tomato plants if you are cultivating vining varieties rather than bush forms.
When blooms and fruits appear, mulch your tomato containers with comfrey leaves to increase fertility and decrease water need. Additionally, increase fertility and harvest size with comfrey liquid plant feed.