Raised Bed Grow Tons of FOOD 'Fast Easy Set-up' Vegetable Garden Small Spaces Pot Plants in Totes as Raised Bed

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Grow Tons of FOOD 'Fast Easy Set-up' Vegetable Garden Small Spaces Pot Plants in Totes as Raised Bed
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The Easiest FOOD Vegetable Garden you can set up and Grow and compost in place for free plant food. This set-up can be Free (if you have some of these storage totes) or Cheap. I have been using these now for years, as we have been growing Tons of food like tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, parsley, celery, Malabar spinach, moringa tree, herbs, mint, kale, collard, carrots, radishes, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, lettuce, and more vegetables.

AND I compost in place making free plant food from your leftovers and browning leaves as the plants grow, as win win perfect vegetable Garden. Here are the 18 gallon totes used in my gardens as raised beds, I have been buying them from Walmart Grocery with my groceries so I do not have to leave the house, Ebay too has them cheap with free shipping, so here is an aff. link so you can check them out: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532... and http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532... This is TULLE that Great Fabric SO CHEAP and last all year outside here, here is an aff. link to check out, many colors, I usually get one of the greens, but any color will work great: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532... #raisedbed #gardening #raisedbedgarden

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How To Build a RAISED BED Garden-Grow Tons of Vegetables Pot Plants in EASY Tote METHOD Small Spaces
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STEP BY STEP Fast & Easy DIY ANY ONE CAN DO THIS; here on how to set up 1 or many Raised Bed Garden planters and totes to pot plants in small spaces or large space, to grow tons of great food. I have been doing it for years, and though we have some land, these grow more food the best all year!! The Easiest FOOD Vegetable Garden you can set up and Grow and compost in place for free plant food. This set-up can be Free (if you have some of these storage totes) or Cheap. I have been using these now for years, as we have been growing Tons of food like tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, parsley, celery, Malabar spinach, moringa tree, herbs, mint, kale, collard, carrots, radishes, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, lettuce, and more vegetables. AND I compost in place making free plant food from your leftovers and browning leaves as the plants grow, as win win perfect vegetable Garden.
 
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Making FREE Garden Soil-Build /Fill a Container Gardening Tote Cheap & Grow the Tons Home Grown Food

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9MCKAcmvI



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The Easiest FOOD Vegetable Garden you can set up and Grow in, and compost in place for free plant food and soil. As your garden grows, you make much of your garden soil too, at the same time. Adding in some purchased garden potting mix is fine, I do these days too, but most will be coming from your plants. This set-up can be Free (if you have some of these storage totes) or Cheap. I have been using these now for years, as we have been growing Tons of food like tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, parsley, celery, Malabar spinach, moringa tree, herbs, mint, kale, collard, carrots, radishes, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, lettuce, and more vegetables.

AND I compost in place making free plant food from your leftovers and browning leaves as the plants grow, as win win perfect vegetable Garden.
 

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Making FREE Garden Soil-Build /Fill a Container Gardening Tote Cheap & Grow the Tons Home Grown Food

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9MCKAcmvI


Robbie and Gary Gardening Easy
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The Easiest FOOD Vegetable Garden you can set up and Grow in, and compost in place for free plant food and soil. As your garden grows, you make much of your garden soil too, at the same time. Adding in some purchased garden potting mix is fine, I do these days too, but most will be coming from your plants. This set-up can be Free (if you have some of these storage totes) or Cheap. I have been using these now for years, as we have been growing Tons of food like tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, parsley, celery, Malabar spinach, moringa tree, herbs, mint, kale, collard, carrots, radishes, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, lettuce, and more vegetables.

AND I compost in place making free plant food from your leftovers and browning leaves as the plants grow, as win win perfect vegetable Garden.
I love their channel...lots of good practical info. I've been following them for a while. The compost in place theme makes a lot of sense to me.
 

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"Gardening for Health Actually Works" Tips on Growing All our Food Easy in Container-Soil-Woodchips


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Take a Walk through the Garden with me as I talk about how much produce we grow, no longer buy most vegetable and how we feel our health has changed due to eating and growing fresh food, a little goes a long way. It all started as the "Garden Nightmare" bring in tons and tons of woodchips, as Gary wanted to garden to eat fresh grown food, ended up possibly saving our lives, or at least, making is healthier for it. Anyone can grow a garden, be it a small container on a chair and up. We are just HOPING that maybe we can help someone to change some of the foods they eat to have a more Fun Healthier Life, FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Link for the 'Woodchips, the Garden Nightmare' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NauBh...


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Garden Heat Wave Tips to Protect Vegetable Plants-Avoid Simple Gardening Mistakes During HOT Weather

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Take a Walk through the Garden with me as I talk about how much produce we grow, no longer buy most vegetable and how we feel our health has changed due to eating and growing fresh food, a little goes a long way. It all started as the "Garden Nightmare" bring in tons and tons of woodchips, as Gary wanted to garden to eat fresh grown food, ended up possibly saving our lives, or at least, making is healthier for it. Anyone can grow a garden, be it a small container on a chair and up. We are just HOPING that maybe we can help someone to change some of the foods they eat to have a more Fun Healthier Life, FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Link for the 'Woodchips, the Garden Nightmare' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NauBh...


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Martinhouse

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All these videos about various ways to do container gardening neglect to mention one very important thing. A great many of those plastic containers which are recommended as grow pots will crumble in a couple of years from the sun shining directly on them.

Seems like an awful lot of money and effort expended for such a short life of those containers.
 

lonestar09

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All these videos about various ways to do container gardening neglect to mention one very important thing. A great many of those plastic containers which are recommended as grow pots will crumble in a couple of years from the sun shining directly on them.

Seems like an awful lot of money and effort expended for such a short life of those containers.
I was going to say the same exact thing. I did it a couple of times with kiddie pools and it lasted one year and was already falling apart. The problem here is the intense environment. I have done better with raised beds painted white with lots of organic matter to hold the moisture in. That seems to work best. Oh, I would use fence boards.
 

Martinhouse

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Even the plastic flower pots one can buy in the store get brittle and crack after a while. Also those cheap little box planters. On the other hand, actual nursery pots seem to last forever. I like the 3-gallon size and use a cheapo WM oil change pan as the "saucer" under them for watering and to catch any dirt that dribbles out the holes at the bottoms of them. And those troughs that Lowe's sells to mix up ready-mix concrete will hold 6 of the 3-gallon nursery pots and makes a dandy watering saucer for them. I always let all the water disappear in any suacers before watering again, so I don't have mosquitoes growing in them. And they need to be dumped if there's a lot of rain and the water remains in them for more than four or five days.

I haven't had any trouble with the white barrels deteriorating., both 55 gallon and 30 gallon. Sometimes they deform but I've got dozens of the half-barrel containers by now and only two have split down a ways right at the side seams. Oh, some of the barrels are blue, and they last just fine, too.

The five-gallon pails and lids one can get in the paint department at Walmart get brittle in just a year or two, also. I learned the hard way not to set a gallon jug of water on the top of one of those buckets I was storing water in. The lid just cracked and caved right in.

When I planted things in kiddy pools, I mulched heavily with straw and also put the straw to the height of the pools around the outside of them. The rims still cracked after one summer in the sun. If I ever have to use them again. I will be covering the entire rims with duct tape or maybe finding a thick paint that will stick to the plastic of the pools.
 
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Bps1691

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I gave up our big garden at the farm to my Daughter and her sons. I still grow a small garden, one raised bed and several pots/tubs/etc. at our house for our youngest grandkids to help them learn and appreciate growing your own food.

The rubber maid work well. Make sure you try to get BPH free. Be sure to put appropriate drain holes and I use the lid under them as well. I refresh the soil with my own compost and will put the lids back on them for the winter.

I use some around the place (about a dozen) and getting two crops out of them for some things using succession planting. This year did Green Beans, Carrots, did three in sweet corn of which the squirrels got two before I was going to pick them (all in one early morning). Also use for onions. Even have two of fingerling potatoes. Made some this year for Moon and Stars water melons in some spare pots. Have to water and fertilize the heck out of them (hot weather 2 gal of water per day, fertilize every third day) but here is the picture of one of them-
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Here is the last sweet corn tub (new hybrid I'm trying this year specially for containers)

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Here's one of the carrots
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For someone without much space, they work ok. Just think small raised bed.
 
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Yep, I am in Australia but plastic bins are mainly made in China in the hardware shops. The better quality made boxes are UV protected to a good level. I have plastic boxes all around the place exposed to the sun and only the cheap units have become brittle after 3 year of exposure.

I have bought 17 more small plastic boxes for growing Azolla a floating plant this last week. I have a lot already and have had them in operation for two years or more with no problems.

I will buy some more boxes this week to set up for herbs like the ones in mention in the main article above. However I will pay the extra for those listed with UV protection. I will have about a six inch water reserve at the bottom of the bins however.
 
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A Life SAVER Helps Me GROW Tons of Vegetables Fruit Plants & Seeds in the Garden-Container Gardening
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Cheap & EASY Tulle protect seedlings, Container Garden, small spaces, patio garden, fruit trees, Papayas, kale, lettuce, tomatoes, Vegetables, flowers and in the ground plants. Fabric netting is Cheap Best Gardening product in my garden to keep out critters, birds and insects when needed, so easy to use. Perfect to use in most any garden, in the ground or in a container, works almost anywhere. A great way to deter pest and critters in your garden, save seeds and protect your seedlings and plants. This is TULLE that Great Fabric SO CHEAP and last all year outside here, here is an aff. link to check out, many colors, I usually get one of the greens, but any color will work great: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...
 

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TIPS How to Grow FOOD GARDEN in Small Spaces Pot Plants in Totes Buckets & Chair Container Gardening

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Food Gardens & Compost in Place and Hummingbird on 4th Nest on my Deck on House Door and How to Container Garden On Deck, Balcony or Patio in totes, buckets, flower pots, floral pots, in a VERY Small space, a Raised Bed Garden in planters and totes on a Deck or Patio. You do not need a large space to grow what you need, No food shortage if you are going enough food to fill in the blanks as you shop, you add in your own home grown food. The Easiest FOOD Vegetable Garden you can set up and Grow and compost in place for free plant food. Here I am now getting ready to start planting and growing more food plants for Spring, Summer, Fall and into Winter. This type of set-up can be Free (if you have some of these storage totes) or Cheap. I have been using these now for years, as we have been growing Tons of food like tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, parsley, celery, Malabar spinach, moringa tree, herbs, mint, kale, collard, carrots, radishes, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, lettuce, and more vegetables. AND I compost in place making free plant food from your leftovers and browning leaves as the plants grow, as win win perfect vegetable Garden.
 

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How to Make FREE Plant Food & Grow Tons of Vegetables Totes & Pot Plants Easy Compost Tea Raised Bed

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Garden Food, How to Fertilize Plants Easy, Feed Your Plants, Free Plant food, organic liquid fertilizer, homemade compost fertilizer, from your garden and browning off leaves, know where your/their food comes from, works great. Great for totes, potted plants, container gardening, flower pots, deck, patio growing, raised beds and in the ground. I have been using this method now for years, as we have been growing Tons of food like tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, parsley, celery, Malabar spinach, moringa tree, herbs, mint, kale, collard, carrots, radishes, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, lettuce, and more vegetables. AND I compost in place making free plant food from your leftovers and browning leaves as the plants grow, as win win perfect vegetable Garden on a budget.
 

dioptase

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My big concern about growing food plants in containers is that said containers are safe for food (not leaching anything). Ideally everything should be HDPE (is that recycle code 5?) or whatever it is the food containers at the stores are made of. I AM growing some potatoes in fabric bags this summer, but that's a bit of a push for me. (Can dye/colorant leach out of the fabric?)

The potatoes are something of an experiment this summer, with some being grown in a raised bed, some being grown in two fabric pots which I have to hand water. Since I don't trust water from the hose/sprayer when it comes to food, that means hauling water from the house. That got old some weeks ago, and I confess that I haven't always done it every day. (Thankfully at least one of the two fabric bags looks ready to harvest, and the other one should be very soon.)
 

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At the moment we all have different abilities to get ready for economic collapse around the world. I have bought what is supposed to be safe containers to grow stuff in. However if one is short on money then it is much better to at least buy containers of just about any description if needed than to starve to death.

From what I can make out things are going to get really bad at the end of this month, many however are already without work or money. I think high inflation will start in September. Food will get very expensive very quickly. This is when having a garden will pay off.

One needs quite a large garden to grow enough to survive on. Not many are living on farms. Not many have good soil on hand to use for crops.
 
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dioptase

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Well, certainly we aren't on a farm, and while we have a bit of land (1 acre), much of that is unusable for varying reasons (shade, slope, tree root infestation, hardscape) and what is left is subject to gophers and other critters. It has been an ongoing battle with the critters here, forcing me to cage up most of the garden.

The potatoes were something of an experiment, to give me a leg up the learning curve if it came to actually having to grow them for food.

Protein is of some concern, so prep $ is going towards that. (Sorry, no, no maggots for me unless it's literally that or starve.)
 

Wildwood

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My big concern about growing food plants in containers is that said containers are safe for food (not leaching anything). Ideally everything should be HDPE (is that recycle code 5?) or whatever it is the food containers at the stores are made of. I AM growing some potatoes in fabric bags this summer, but that's a bit of a push for me. (Can dye/colorant leach out of the fabric?)

The potatoes are something of an experiment this summer, with some being grown in a raised bed, some being grown in two fabric pots which I have to hand water. Since I don't trust water from the hose/sprayer when it comes to food, that means hauling water from the house. That got old some weeks ago, and I confess that I haven't always done it every day. (Thankfully at least one of the two fabric bags looks ready to harvest, and the other one should be very soon.)
In one of the first videos I ever watched from this channel, she addressed which numbers to look for on the bottom of the tub and also which to avoid...that was probably a year or more ago. In the case of SHTF, it's better to have something than nothing...I'd use whatever I had until I could do better.

In addition to my regular garden, I have vegetables growing in an extra deep old wheelbarrow I bought years ago for my flower garden...DH confiscated and rehabbed it, getting several years of use out of it before I reclaimed it. I'll roll it right into my hoop house when the time comes. I also have a huge old enamel canner, biggest I've ever seen, that had a few tiny holes in the bottom and is now growing veggies just to name a few. I deal in a little vintage junk so am always dragging something home that will give my garden that whimsical look I love but it has to serve a purpose. That stuff can be had cheap at yard sales, etc.
 
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