5 Gallon Container Vegetable Garden

Soon I will need to transplant my seedlings to bigger containers.  Currently we do not have a garden area that gets enough sun so we will need to use containers. Here are some of the pros and cons associated with container gardening.
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If you are considering using containers for your garden, here is a list of what can grow in a 5 gallon bucket as well as how many to put in each.
  • Tomatoes – 1 Cherry or bush tomato plant per container
  • Cucumbers – 1 per container
  • Melons – 1 per container
  • Squash – 1 per container
  • Eggplant – 1 per container
  • Peppers – 2 per container
  • Beans – 3 per container
  • Onions – 4 per container
  • Lettuce – 4 per container
  • Beets – 4 per container
  • Carrots – 10 per container
  • Radishes – 10 per container

Tips on Growing in Containers:

  • Use a drill hoes at the bottom of the containers about every 3 inches.
  • Place small rocks at the bottom of the bucket to help with drainage.
  • Use potting mix or soil not garden soil.
  • Make sure to buy food grade buckets.  Do not buy a bucket that has had chemicals in it.


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