We do almost all of our growing in 5 gallon buckets. The idea is that in the high desert, we spend much of our time in tillage and given as me and everybody I know lives in a campground, we don't want to put that much time into tilling soil we can't take with us. So we compost and put it all into 5 gallon buckets so we cant take it with us.
Shebang! We just invented portable agriculture. And we're dong organic portable agriculture with compost and cow shit and we're doing the "compost tea" routine.
OK so we're not really sure yet how much you can grow in a 5-gal bucket but so far, I got this:
1. Tomatoes. 3 kinds.
5. Cillantro (corriander)
12. Leaf lettuce
13. Romaine lettuce
15. I am not actually growing radishes but I just like saying the word RRRRRRADSISHES. I have no idea why anybody would want to grow one, much less eat them because I think they taste disgusting.
The potatoes and watermellon we are not so sure about. We don't know what kind of results we will get. They are viney root kinds of crops and ew just don't know what will happen.
I can tell you this is the potatoes are sprouting and looking pretty good. Like if they don't have space and time to totally become aware of their potatoeness, they don't know it yet.
Overall, my experience so far with agricultre impresses me with how muther-trucking EASY it is. Man, dandling hanimals, I mean handling animals is way, way, way more labour intensive than plating things and watching them grow.
The onions seem to just LOVE g gal buckets. The tomatoes? Man they absolutely ADORE life in a 5 gal bucket. Yeah, the maters do just fine.
I'll post some pics when things get really going.
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