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by Olivia Green - April 30, 2020
What's up y'all? Have you ever considered a bucket garden? Maybe it's time you should!
Recently, 5-gallon buckets have become very popular for gardening while being quarantined
during the Corona Virus and this is also a great way to get your kids outside. Teaching
them about how to plant and grow different fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc.
I know for some, a bucket garden is easier and more ocntroable than planter boxes,
raised beds, or a tilled garden in your backyard.
There are so many obstacles you may have to overcome in order to plant a garden. For
example, you might not have good soil. You might have good grass. You might be surrounded
by farm land. All of these keep plants from being able to grow properly. You might
not be able to get down on your hands and knees like before. With a bucket garden,
this fixes some of those problems!
The advantages of a bucket garden:
Make sure you drill adequate sized holes into the bottom of your bucket for healthy
plant growth. To ensure you don't lose soil, place rocks/gravel or newspapers in the
bottom of your bucket before putting in your soil and plants.
If you are using an older bucket that has been laying around or a brand new bucket
form a hardware store, make sure you clean them thoroughly! You don't want anything
from the bucket posing a potential danger to your plants. With that being said, don't
choose a bucket that has been used to store toxic chemicals.
Because a bucket garden is mobile, this allows you to get to know your plants and
what they need in order to place them in the ideal location for the best results.
But, don't feel the need to constantly move your plants around.
For more gardening information be sure to go to www.uaex.uada.edu/yard-garden.
Check out my Facebook page to see what others have done with their bucket garden!