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Old October 22, 2023   #1
MuddyBuckets
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Hi All

Last season after growing in containers (5 gallon buckets) and grow bags I tried an experiment to prevent the soil from drying out when I was away. Much to my surprise it worked!

I have tried "Depends" in smaller containers and it worked OK. Now i find semi rotted tree limbs (~2"-3" in diameter), cut them to 5"-7" so they will fit in the grow bag or bucket and soak them for a week. Then I place 2" of growing media in the bottom of the bag or bucket followed by a few soaked log pieces and fill the container, water thoroughly and let dry for a few days.

Then I plant the peppers, tomatoes, okra and eggplant, mulch and let them grow. This has worked out very well in the SE high temp, dry summers since the plants will absorb the moisture from the "soggy" logs.

Give it a try this season and post your results.

Happy growing, get ready to start your seeds now for Spring 2024!

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Old February 10, 2024   #2
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Dear MuddyBucket "
We the Farmers & Gardens do funny things to keep our Plants Alive, Ame!!

I wish I could you about the containers I use each year, but I will have to write this Company for Permission. I was working with these containers today and thought about you.


Yes, we do funny things to keep our Safe and Plants Alive, Amen!!!!
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Old February 13, 2024   #3
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Heavy,but one year I used real dirt in hanging 5 gal buckets vs the usual potting soil.
They only had to be watered every 3 days vs everyday.
I had cuke plants hanging so you could spot them from a distance before putting the bib on.
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Old February 13, 2024   #4
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Dear MuddyBucket "
We the Farmers & Gardens do funny things to keep our Plants Alive, Ame!!

I wish I could 'tell' you about the containers I use each year, but I will have to write this Company for Permission. I was working with these containers today and thought about you.


Yes, we do funny things to keep our Safe and Plants Alive, Amen!!!!
Funny Funny

We do funny natural things to keep our Plants in those Buckets before they hit the ground running and growing, Amen!!
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