They actually grew and needed to be planted but the weekends were flying by and out the window my vision of a big beautiful garden flew too.
So I went to Pinterest and entered these words..... "Vegetable Container Garden".
Man there were some beauties to pick from! Sooooooooo many excellent and pretty ideas to pick from.
However Brawn picked the first one he saw since he had the parts needed and before I knew it, the seeds I started were heading for the dirt.
And because he flew to the garage to make these, I have no photos of his version of the Global Bucket. Google it, or search for it on Pinterest, you'll get the idea.
I only commented that I didn't really want 5 gallon buckets all over the deck - that isn't my idea of a beautiful garden.
Then before I could prioritize our weekend to-do list, I had old flower pots turned into vegetable containers on the deck.
Brawns idea of pretty.
I could compile a list of what didn't work for me, but that's not fair because other people have luck with every failed attempt I've had.
My mother in law was able to feed her gaggle from her garden, so she obviously knew what she was doing.
With that many mouths to feed, the last thing she cared about was how pretty it looked, she only cared that it produced.
I've tried before and failed to grow stuff in pots.
And now, we are testing this Global Bucket or Earth Bucket method, or at least our version of it.....
I know it involved a drill, and lids from 5 gallon buckets.
Those little PVC pipes sticking up are where the water goes. So in the heat of the summer they water themselves as the moisture wicks up.
Scientific for me, I know. I got that from reading the directions.
They are not pretty. Nothing decorative or pin worthy here, only slightly better than five gallon buckets.
They are not the garden of my dreams.
BUT.... if this method works, I'll be all over it come next spring.
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