How To Grow Tomato Plants In Buckets


If you would like  to eat delicious tomatoes during whole year, you should grow your own tomatoes yourself. They are not always fresh and tasty tomatoes bought from store. At the same time they can be expensive if imported from abroad. If you don’t want to spend your money on things you can also grow at home, here’s a great tutorial about how to grow tomatoes in buckets. When you do research about growing your own food, you will see plants that grow beautifully in a bucket. This is also similar for tomatoes, and also you don’t need a garden. The system is a self-watering one for this project and can sustain more than one bucket at the same time. If you are curious to learn the steps of creating your bucket and other useful tips and tricks, you can check out the following link.

“My new fertilizer seems to be promoting blooming over foliage growth. At least I am not getting the large bushy plants I had last year. This year I am trying Jobes Organics Vegetable & Tomato fertilizer this is listed as a 2-7-4 plant food made from bone meal, chicken feather meal, and composted chicken manure with additional beneficial  bacteria  and fungi including mycorrhizae.”

“All of the Grow Buckets are connected by a single gravity feed 1/2″ flexible vinyl tube that is fed by a float valve regulator in the green bucket with the orange lid in the upper right corner of this photo. This maintains a constant self-watering irrigation system that requires no electricity.”

“The Float Valve Regulator in the green bucket is connected to a 35 gallon gravity feed reservoir made from an inexpensive plastic trash container. At this point in the season I simply refill the bulk reservoir about every 2 weeks. As the plants continue to grow the water needs will increase and the refilling frequency will also increase. The beauty of this system is that the peat based growing medium will absorb the correct amount of water to remain moist. So the system is self regulating – as long as the water supply does not run dry.”

Everything you need to transform your own common 5 Gallon plastic buckets into a complete self-watering container gardening system. Well suited for growing tomatoes. peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and many other popular garden vegetables. More details here… Read more details about Alaska Grow Buckets project here…