Page 2 of Well before this whole virus thing demanded everybody's attention, my wife and I (mainly me) decided to plant a little garden. Both of us grew up with ... 16 comments | 1142 Views | Go to page 1 →
May 14, 20, 08:29 PM #16
As far as peppers, we got some green, yellow, orange and red bell peppers, along with a pimento and poblano. (We are not big on heat when it comes to peppers.) Got the lumber to make our pepper planter yesterday as well, and started to work on it today, but got psyched out by a few dark clouds and sprinkles, and packed things back up earlier than we would've liked to this afternoon. So, hopefully we'll finish that tomorrow.Advertisement
May 15, 20, 02:20 PM #17
I haven't ever done 5 gallon buckets, exactly, but while my wife was in med school we were in an apartment and I grew everything on our balcony in containers. The big planters I had the tomatoes in weren't a whole lot bigger than a 5 gallon bucket. They worked out just fine. The only thing I learned is that if you leave for more than a couple of days while it's in the real heat of the summer, you need to have someone come over and water - like moreso than if you're growing in the ground. Having the entire planter/pot/bucket above ground makes that soil dry out FAST, so you have to make sure it stays watered while it's hot.