Just a few time ago it was revealed by the Youtuber Smart Pictvids, the amazing video “Cheap Gardening Ideas with container”.
As informed in the youtube page by Smart Pictvids: “Repurpose old, damaged or about-to-be discarded items into smart-chic containers. If the items don’t have drainage holes, add some. Or keep the plants in their pots so you can easily slip them out of the container to dump excess water. Certainly, there are many very attractive (and expensive) pots and planters available in stores. The more utilitarian choices usually cost far less. Containers can often be found at yard sales, thrift stores, and other secondhand vendors, and I encourage you to go scouting for what you need before buying anything. Five-gallon food-grade service buckets can often be had for free at supermarkets or restaurants. Whiskey barrels cut in half work well; even large old truck tires will serve, when placed flat on the ground and the hollow filled with soil, although they’re not very aesthetically pleasing. Plant nurseries and garden centers sometimes sell off unneeded inventory, too, and you may be able to find some great containers at these places.
Container gardens are very easy to set up and get started. The only supplies you need are:
• Gardening soil
• Hand rake or tiller
• Compost (for heavy-feeding plants like squash)
The most important thing to remember when planting in containers is that the roots of the plants can only go down so far. Make sure your containers are deep and wide enough to accommodate your vegetables. For example, most of my vegetable containers are approximately 12 to 14 inches wide and 10 to 12 inches deep. Depth is especially important when growing root vegetables, such as potatoes.
Here is a list of 10 vegetables that grow really well in containers:
• Green onions
• Green beans
While carrots and tomatoes grow well together in the same container, squash needs to be grown in its own separate pot – it’s a heavy-feeder that needs lots of compost other plants do not. As its vines grow, it can choke out other plants and keep them from moving past the seedling point.”
You can check the video below: