How to Grow Vegetables in Containers // Container Gardening // Self Sufficient Sunday!

How to Grow Vegetables in Containers // Container Gardening // Self Sufficient Sunday!

This complete container gardening video can help you become more self sufficient even with a small property or bad soil… even gardening on a patio. We will cover size and type of containers and pots, watering your vegetables in containers, fertilizing, how to plant vegetables in containers, money saving hacks for compost and potting mix and dividing root bound plants. How to grow tomatoes in containers is covered as well as how to grow potatoes in containers, corn in containers and much more!

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  1. Destiny Tumminello on May 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I put a lot of different varieties in 5 gallon buckets, air pruning (small holes all over the bucket, used a solder iron). Put a little pebbles in the bottom for drainage. Put about 2 inches of soil, then 1 unbroken egg, 1 whole banana, 1 tbs Epsom salt, 1/2 cup rabbit food, 3 pennies (1983 and older). Add more soil, plant your tomato plant pretty deep for a good root system. Put baking soda and used coffee grounds around the base of the plants. They are growing amazingly

  2. Nettie Reynolds on May 25, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I live in scotland now uhhhh..but I put mint in a pot and normally mint goes fast but it’s been 3 years and still struggling to get a full stem ????

  3. Stefania Stefi on May 25, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Hello, thank you so much for your videos. I have a questions, if anybody can help: this is my first time planting in pots and i have just mixed soil with compost and put in my young courgettes plants , i have now bought coco pit, can i just add it in later? Should it be a third of the rest of the matter? Look forward to hearing is your advise on it, Thank you

  4. well said on May 25, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    tried balcony gardening in the past .. NOT SO GOOD, with the virus/ skyrocketing prices, I’m at it again! your channel is exactly what I’ve been looking for … I’m sold and subscribed!

  5. Richard Ehrlich on May 25, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Can I use the run off from my raised bed garden to re water?

  6. John Lennon on May 25, 2020 at 5:40 pm


  7. TaterChipFPV on May 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    I am using "Self Wicking Tubs" for my container gardening and experimental plants like i am trying Artichoke and Horseradish this year

  8. Linda Strandquist on May 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you for.the so.ple and clear information in just one video.

  9. Vicjquality on May 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    My wife loves your garden videos. You even motivated her to begin her garden journey. Check her out. Go leave a comment in her video. She would go crazy!

  10. Sarah Hoffman on May 25, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks so much for this! Are resin planters safe for growing food?

  11. Susan Dhifaoui on May 25, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    thank you so much for the tip on the #1 plastic containers going into 5gallon buckets. I live in an apartment and decided to do some gardening this season since I will be at home more for obvious reasons.

  12. Midsouth Homestead on May 25, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    I have zucchini in a Horse Trough. I took the mechanics out of a grill, it has Swiss chard in it. An old egg laying box. Thanks for your tips! Rhonda

  13. Carole Layman on May 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Love your helpful videos! just curious-what area of Cal. are you in and what zone? (I’m in Sedona).

  14. Vera Wilson on May 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    am using container using grow lights should the same rule applied

  15. Bethany Baker on May 25, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    This video was very informative and inspiring. Great job and thank you!

  16. R lalchan Vine on May 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Hi from Trinidad and Tobago, I used my old electric skittle cooker, dog and cat chow bags, old kettle and cheese bottle container Have a great Day!!

  17. Tim Newton on May 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve tried squash before in containers, but never got more than 1-2 fruit from it before it had issues and stopped producing. I’m in Ohio and we get heavy rain through many parts of the summer, so I’ve struggled often with keeping watering the control. How big of a pot would a zucchini for instance need? Would a bucket with holes drilled be ok for that?

  18. Kim P on May 25, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    CaliKim brought me here all the way from the Caribbean & i’m not sorry!! Been binge watching your videos & loving the info you put out. I’ve only gotten into gardening for one yr now – container gardening – so I need all the help I can get

  19. Nettie Reynolds on May 25, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I couldnt find the website I only got wfi on mobile what number on plastic containers are NOT TO BE USED PLEASE U.K

  20. Ms Peggy Lee on May 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    I like the recycled plastic bottles in containers❤
    Would you use Styrofoam chunks, and pieces, as a filler in the bottom of a container? Would it be toxic?💀

  21. Jazz Me & U in FL. USA on May 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    You have a beautiful garden. I love that plant with red red leaves.

  22. velvet Satin on May 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    A lot of info ty

  23. K C on May 25, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Am I to assume that ALL of the containers (buckets, galvanized tubs, etc.) have drain holes in the bottom? Didn’t see any staining under tub you divided mint from.
    LOVE your videos, Brian.! Thank you so much for the abundance of information provided in an easy to digest way (pun intended).
    I’m gonna take another swing at container veggies now that we will be homebound for the distant future and I can be more vigilant of care-taking.

  24. Lorna Swick on May 25, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Is the corn a sweet variety?

  25. Larry Murphy on May 25, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    How do I keep rabbits, raccoons, and deer away from container planters?

  26. Boomer Baby on May 25, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you so much for this video. I like how you speak simply and you are to the point. I will be trying to grow veggies in grow bags for the first time and wanted to use something besides miracle grow so this will be helpful.

  27. Fra La on May 25, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I learned a lot!

  28. Azucena Pernia on May 25, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Is it ok to grow these vegetables in cement pots? Thanks!

  29. Karen Melanson on May 25, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Can you plant more than one tomato plant in the pot, or would I have to plant one plant in different containers?

  30. JimmyMac Adventure Club on May 25, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Dude.. thanks.
    I’m here in NorCal working toward a self sufficient aquaponic garden for the past few years.(I’ve got an inground pool full of goldfish 😁)but this covid thing has really caused me to look at a backup plan for food if for some reason my aquaponic system fails.

    I was really happy to find your videos for a couple, equally important, reasons.

    One reason is, I really just wanted to see someone else in California doing what I need to do. Grow food in a container. Lol
    The other reason I’m unexpectedly grateful for your videos, is your calm demeanor and the fact that it’s entertaining to imagine if Ben Aflac and Paul Rudd had a really nice brother, he’d be you.

    For real, though, amigo.. I’m grateful for this right now.

  31. andrew canu on May 25, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    can you show step by step how you planted the squash? the bucket was already filled with the dirt when you pushed the 2 seeds in the bucket. did you simply add the Kellogg soil to the bucket and then push the squash seed in? i am totally new to gardening and need to know every single step. Was fertilizer mixed in to the soil before you planted the seed or is fertilizer added later? also do you use a trellis for the squash?

  32. osalinasable on May 25, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  33. Rick Thornhill on May 25, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I grew a corn plant in my football helmet just to see if I could. It worked, but I feared the plastic so gave the ears to the wild rabbits.

  34. KARENK1 on May 25, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Can I put cherry tomatoes and a plant of cilantro in the same bucket?

  35. kathyc68 on May 25, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    I absolutely love watching your videos! I’m in Florida, but I feel that a lot of your tips can be used here even though our climates are not the same exactly.
    I’m so jealous of your garden! Ha ha ha, every time I watch a video I think of ways to revamp my entire system.
    I’m going to look and see if you have a video already, but I am very curious about your strawberries in the gutter! In addition, what is growing underneath and behind them?
    Love your garden, including the veggies as well as the decorative plants. 😊

  36. Shari Ross on May 25, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    I planted a bellpepper in a pair of jeans. Looks like shorts sits on table on patio.

  37. You Tell Me on May 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    What is that red bush behind you

  38. Cary Gray on May 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    I’m a first time gardener. Am I the only one who has a hard time planting just one seed?

  39. Marci Avella on May 25, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    I read through some of the posts to make sure nobody asked ..but what is the GORGEOUS red plant behind you in this video ?😍

  40. Cindy Z on May 25, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    I was ready to plant until I watched your video about poisons leeching from 5 gal buckets. Is it safe to use old drawers from my kitchen demo for containers? They are deep and heavy solid wood. The outside has layers of paint but the inside looks like natural wood. If there’s a sealer on the inside of the drawers shouldn’t it be safe since they are used for food storage?

  41. Lumen Castaneda on May 25, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    What do I do with the squirrels eating my strawberries and my persimmon.?????????

  42. John C on May 25, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, is it okay for me to use DRIED grass clippings as mulch to cover the top layer of dirt to help with moisture retention? Will dried grass clippings also turn nasty with watering? Thank you.

  43. Teresa Clayton on May 25, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Thank you, I grow in everything pots, raised beds,in ground and my greenhouse. I live in Central Texas. You are a great teacher.

  44. Salvador Ruiz-Esparza on May 25, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Greetings from Nixa, Mo. Just found your channel and I don’t know if by following your advice will help me grow vegetables here in Mo but I’m going to apply it. I just built my first elevated 3.5’x2’x12" cedar planter and my boys and I are going to grow vegetables for the first time. Thank you for making videos and sharing your knowledge and advise.

  45. Surabhi Sagar on May 25, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Backyard lined with trees and nosunshine.

  46. Heidi D on May 25, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Growing in our old toilet this year, tacky but resourceful…right?

  47. AE K on May 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I have lots of trees. I’m planting in containers because there is no place in my yard that gets 6-8 hours of consistent sunlight. I’m not sure how often I can move the buckets daily, but outside of losing trees I love I’m not sure how else to do this. Ideas? I’m in Charlotte, NC.

  48. Larry Murphy on May 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve seen you recommend Neptune’s products in a couple of your videos: Neptune’s Harvest Tomato & Vegetable; and Neptune’s Harvest Fish & Seaweed. Which is better for a raised garden?

  49. Jazz Me & U in FL. USA on May 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Yes container gardening is also good only that it requires a lot of task of keeping the dirt moist. I’m growing my grapevines in not so big pots and they are now bearing fruits.

  50. jhgannon1 on May 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Is that mulch on the top layer of your containers? If so, do you put that in all of your containers and raised beds, regardless of the plants? Thanks.

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