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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote bit.ly Container Gardening Tomatoes from Agricultural Horticulturist Marty Ware provides some insightful ideas and tips on how to grow healthy tomatoes in a container Video Rating: 5 / 5 I’m really get’n into this youtube thing… A buddy of mine out in California turned me on to youtube a while back… If you like mountains, wildlife, koi fish and listening to some great tunes check out his channel here on youtube – Rhythm Rancher… The soil here in NE Florida will grow a number of vegetables really well such as potatoes, sweet corn and some other vegetable crops but isn’t very good for growing tomatoes… Because of that I prefer to raise bucket tomatoes I call it, container growing tomatoes… Any 5 gallon bucket will do, but I prefer red because tomatoes like the color red for some reason… You can obtain red buckets from Firehouse Subs… I drill 3 or 4 holes around the bucket midway between the top and bottom… This way when watering, the bucket holds a reserve of moisture in the bottom half of the bucket to supply the plant with water for a 24 hour period… Plant the tomato with the root at or near the bottom of the bucket and fill with soil leaving about 2 to 3 inches head space at the top to fill with water… I meant to mention in the video that the small hairs on the main shaft of the tomato plant are actually roots… The entire main branch will root when covered with soil… If the plant is too small to fill the bucket up with soil, that’s ok, fill it as the plant grows taller… Be sure to check the ph on the potting mix used […]

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13 Comments

  • Russell Banks 5 years ago

    love? the vids

  • Russell Banks 5 years ago

    love? the vids

  • martysgarden 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comment, there are a lot more on the way. My new website is being built, you can? check it out by going to the link on my channel

  • jihadacadien 5 years ago

    Nice tomatoes on that plant….I was gonna say put mulch lol! but you did, so never? mind 😉

  • Leah Blair 5 years ago

    We are into alot of the same stuff, I garden all the time and I also raise rabbits. I am also just? now getting into youtube but I look at videos more than I post, your videos are really helpful. Thanks for the tips!

  • dubargd 5 years ago

    hey, nice plants. I just started growing in my back yard in raised beds and pots. I have been really suprised by the results. I am going to grow a lot next year to can and dry. please check out my video’s and please subscribel to my channel. keep the video’s coming.? thanks

  • jpavlekovich 5 years ago

    you? suck at narrating dude

  • 1Serval 5 years ago

    Great video — has anyone tried this in Phoenix when it’s 120 degrees? Wouldn’t the container and? water in it get freakin’ hot and kill the plant?

  • 4GreenEarth2 5 years ago

    Nice!?

  • itsjustdeb579 5 years ago

    Welcome to Youtube. I like the container too. This coming year will be my first? “inground” large garden. I have my little veggie “gardenette” on the side. But i plan on doing a big one this fall.

  • TheDuroBoy 5 years ago

    Cool video. Like the hole? idea, ill give it a try!

  • 1111johnson 5 years ago

    there should be rocks filling the bottom 4″ or so,? with the drainage holes drilled around 1″ from the bottom of the container. the root ball should be planted just deep enough to sit properly in the container, as roots tend to want to root.

  • Rhythmrancher1 5 years ago

    Howdy Rick,
    WOW! thanks for your kind words bro. i appreciate it 🙂 and wow, man this? is a cool video. We LOVED the peppers … niiiiice…. and of course your melons and cantalope…sweet corn. wow. real nice. but those tomatoes must be stealin the show. what a great idea to have em crawl the wall like that. real smart. hope they are crankin right now 🙂 awesome work man. keep it up, and enjoy. thanks!! :0)) peace~Will&Gem