Above ground container vegetable garden using rainwater — Video #1

I wanted to see if I could grow some vegetables in above ground containers in my back yard in central VA. I did not want the pots to touch the ground so as not to impact the back lawn… that is mostly weeds anyway!! I also only wanted to use rainwater collected in a ~30 gallon barrel from runoff from our roof. I bought three 6-inch tall tomato plants about three weeks ago. Within a week, they had all started to turn yellow and I think I eventually killed them by over watering. In early spring, I guess it is not hot enough to warrant watering tomato plants almost every day… So, I bought three new tomato plants again a few days ago, one each of “Early Girl”, “Big Boy”, and “Better Boy” and planted them in bottom of three 5-gallon buckets to make upside down planters. Many other posts on YouTube about this magic. A few weeks ago, I also started several different vegetable plants from seeds in a primitive homemade greenhouse. Some of the plants appeared to be large enough to be replanted into pots yesterday (23 April 2011). This video shows the set up – the three new 6-inch tall tomato plants in the three upside down 5-gallon buckets and 3 to 4 Yellow squash, green squash, or cucumbers in two pots for a total of six pots. Will expand as needed. Now, will track and see how it all goes…
Video Rating: 5 / 5