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Surround a drip irrigation bucket with tomato plants

tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, May 28th 2012

I started may 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches… buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground… put in two shovels full of compost… then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and try not to water the leaves… these four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms…~James Bryan

Tomatoes and their need for water


2 responses to “Surround a drip irrigation bucket with tomato plants

  1. Cheryl February 27, 2015 at 12:58 am

    What size and approx. number of holes are you using? I have about 50 heirloom seedlings I’d like to get in the grow beds soon and would love to set up 1 bed using this idea as a comparison to a regular one. Just hate to waste a planting or a container on guesswork.

    • Carol Christensen March 8, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      This was a post that I re-posted. I did not try this yet. Don’t worry about risk and waste…make your garden your science experiment. I’ve tried many things that didn’t work, but that makes it interesting and fun.

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