Frugal Gardening – Additional helpful Info for eBucket fans

Sadly, due to contract a dispute between owners of the forum on which this information was first posted and the new owners of his previous gardening forum, he has been ordered to cease and desist use of his  site effective May 28, 2010. This information should be shared so I am re-posting my information here.

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SOURCES FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT ASK IN RELATION TO THE eBucket

CONSTRUCTING AN eBUCKET

Easy to follow instructions for CONSTRUCTING an eBucket. You need 4 items: a bucket, a colander, a length of pipe for a filler tube, and a drinking straw. That’s it!!

https://mckarion.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/frugal-gardner-self…

A step by step pictorial instructions for planting a 24″ conversion planter (Sam’s Club/Costo brand, or any other large planter).
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1094601/


CONSTRUCTING AN EARTHTAINER AND SUPPORT SYSTEM

This discusses the construction of a large box type system but I think some of the ideas can be very well adopted to the our eBucket, especially good is the tomato support system.

http://earthtainer.tomatofest.com/

From Sheila in Algonquin, IL
places to get Five Gallon BucketsColanders for very cheap or even FREE.
1) Garage Sales (colanders)
2) Good Will, Salvation Army or other thrift stores (mostly colanders or small containers)
3) Dairy Queen or other Ice Cream stores –
They use plain white 5-gallon buckets for things like their Strawberry Toppings. We’ve gotten them over the years for anywhere from Free to 50-cents each.

PLANTING

This article is a step by step set of instructions for PLANTING your eBucket.

https://mckarion.wordpress.com/2009/12/05/plant-your-grow-buc…

FERTILIZING

Gymgirl’s suggestions for FERTILIZING your eBucket.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=7687386

SOIL STRUCTURE AND WATER RETENTION AND DISTRIBUTION
If detailed discussion of this sort of thing rocks your boat, you will love these threads 

 


EXCELLENT SCIENTIFIC DISCUSSIONS OF CONTAINER GARDENING

These articles discuss all aspects from container, soil content,fertilizer needs to plant population. I find eBuckets can out perform these study results, using less potting mix, and greater plant population.


Disclaimer:   Where reference is made to a business, I am not associated with  nor am I being compensated in any way by the companies.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. […] strawberry 5 gallon bucket planter. Be sure to use day-neutral, everbearing plants. […]

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    • That is a very good point. Otherwise I understand you not only have a long wait, but only the possibility of a single fruiting during the year, everbearers will yield through out the season. I used Tristar and Quinault varieties in my own bucket. Thank you.

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