Survival Gardening in Containers

Finally got some Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Basil and Oregano in the ground – err – buckets! Not soon enough for the latest increase in food prices though. Container gardening with β€œearth box” type planters made from buckets and Rubbermaid containers. It is a self watering bucket garden! Next is brussel sprouts, head lettuce, and a Jalapeno plant.

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    25 Responses to “Survival Gardening in Containers”

    1. AdventuresWithDad Says:

      LOL…Oh man that’s great, he really? does!!…””I caught my first tube today… Sir.””

      Love that movie….

      Great lead on the channel, thanks bud!

    2. NeoPrepper Says:

      LOL, Point Break right? Fantastic movie I? haven’t seen it in years and now I may have too. “Excellent” (while fingering the air guitar)…

    3. AdventuresWithDad Says:

      yea that’s the one…I’m gonna have to see it again soon myself as well….gonna catch up with your vids soon bud, been a busy weekend….enjoy the weather down there and? keep up the good work (thumbs up)

    4. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      Hey there! Great job with the container. I have my own balcony garden and have and have been considering doing one of these buckets. I saw you have an earthbox style there as well. That’s what I’m using. I really like them? but your tip on how to keep the water running off as well as capping off fill tube…might consider screening off the overfill hole as well. Thanks for posting this!

    5. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      Hey there! Great job with the container. I have my own balcony garden and have? and have been considering doing one of these buckets. I saw you have an earthbox style there as well. That’s what I’m using. I really like them but your tip on how to keep the water running off as well as capping off fill tube…might consider screening off the overfill hole as well. Thanks for posting this!

    6. NeoPrepper Says:

      THanks!? Only problem with screening off overflow hole is it may get clogged and the only way to unclog is to disassemble. Kinda hard with plants in it. πŸ™‚

    7. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines? of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. I may try that. πŸ˜‰

    8. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. I may try? that. πŸ˜‰

    9. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      @NeoPrepper@ I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. ? I may try that. πŸ˜‰

    10. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      @NeoPrepper@ I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. I may try? that. πŸ˜‰

    11. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. I may? try that. πŸ˜‰

    12. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it? might work. I may try that. πŸ˜‰

    13. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the? outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. I may try that. πŸ˜‰

    14. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      I hear ya. I was thinking something along the lines of window screen mounted with duct tape on the outside…duct tape is water resistant…but not water proof…it might work. ? I may try that. πŸ˜‰

    15. TheXGrasshopper Says:

      Sorry about? that multi reply…comp was going a little wonky

    16. ljbrandt500 Says:

      I wonder, those fill tubes look to be 1″ ID…I’ve got alot of 3/4″ and 1/2″ sch40 pvc pipe around…wondering if? there’s any issue using a small size fill pipe…

    17. NeoPrepper Says:

      Don’t? think there would be an issue. Mine are 1 1/4 but if water will flow through them, they’ll work. Hope that helps. Just don’t forget to cap or screen them for mosquitos

    18. andrewbsheets2 Says:

      dudeeeeeeeeeeee,u r waisting money,use he lid from the buket 4 youre botom plate,,,u? r waisting buketssssssssssssssssssssssss

    19. NeoPrepper Says:

      I’ve given this a lot of thought and I think you’re incorrect. In order to use the lid, I’d have to buy it first. Also, I’d have to? cut it down to a size small enough to go in bucket but get wedged about 3/4 of the way down. Now how do I get the lid to stay wedged where I want it? If I put a bunch of holes in the lid will it simply “taco” on me and fall to bottom of bucket? Too aggravating, and complicated… waste the buckets!

    20. andrewbsheets2 Says:

      noooooooooooooo,yes u cut the lid 2 fit in,then i use styro cups 2 hold it up in the botom,holes in them 2 let water in,then use styro cup 4 the dirt wik 2,ive made them and they rv working great,u r waisting a whole buket that could b used 4 another? plant,,i want u 2 save the planet with as many bukets as posible

    21. SteveHarpster Says:

      I hope jake? is still ok, I like the self watering pots you made. good job. I also have videos and I checked out your ads 4 u

    22. wheredidileavemycell Says:

      women’s stalkings? will work well as a screen for the pvc.

    23. IdahoViewing Says:

      Man, that is WAY too expensive and to promote this as SURVIVAL gardening is a joke. This is HOBBY gardening. For survival gardening you need ACRES of land not a few? buckets.

    24. NeoPrepper Says:

      LOL, I agree! Still, it was a cool experiment. If you don’t have ACRES, there are ways of growing enough food for your family, it just takes a lot of containers. You’d be surprised how much you can grow? in those.

    25. IdahoViewing Says:

      You are right, I would be VERY surprised if one could grow enough food for a family for current AND Winter needs in ANY number of these buckets. I have 10 raised beds that are 4 x 13 (AT LEAST), two raised beds that are 7 x 19 AND a traditional garden space that is at least 30 x 40. We also have 20 fruit and? nut trees. We will be putting in 4 more raised beds. I am STILL questioning if we will be able to grow enough food for a whole year! It just takes a LOT of space to do that.

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