Patio Vegetable Container Garden 3/31/10

Patio Vegetable Container Garden 3/31/10

I’ve decided to grow my own patio vegetable and fruit garden. My patio is not very large but with the right amount of planning I should be able to get a rather nice harvest. This video will be the first in a series of videos that will follow my progress as well as the progress of my plants. In theory, I should have some food in about 30,40, 50 days from now 😉 Update #1 www.youtube.com Update # 2 www.youtube.com Herb Garden Starter Kit from Amazon tinyurl.com
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Please be sure to subscribe to Naztazia’s channel! This is a how-to video on growing fruits and vegetables in containers and planters instead of a traditional in-ground garden. Also known as container gardens, container gardening and urban gardening. These types of gardens work great for those with limited space or have no yard. Grow your vegetables, fruits and herbs on your balcony, patio or driveway.

38 Responses to “Patio Vegetable Container Garden 3/31/10”

  1. briandudeathome says:

    @DebraDarryel Oh that’s very interesting – and yeah, who knew haha – now we do =)

  2. DebraDarryel says:

    Oh, PS – from what I was reading last night it’s not that the roots don’t get enough water that does the damage. It’s that the soil is too dense and suffocates the roots. Apparently they need air. Who knew?

  3. DebraDarryel says:

    Thanks. Well, I looked at the bag and it says it has a mixture of Canadian sphagnum peat moss and perlite so that should help. I am going to get some peat moss today to mix in. The good thing is that the plants came in the biodegradable pots that you put in the big container with the added soil. So at least the roots have a little protection right now. Ugh- you think it would say ‘not recommend for container use’ in BIG letters on the front! It’s all a learning experience! 🙂

  4. briandudeathome says:

    @DebraDarryel That’s about the same distance my plants grew – and then they gave up ;-( Just make sure they have plenty of water. The garden soil doesn’t keep it in very well. I hope it all works out for you =)

  5. DebraDarryel says:

    I just did a container garden today and tonight I am realizing I used garden soil and should have used potting soil. Did your plants still grow? Most of what I planted was about 6″ high. Suggestions?

  6. briandudeathome says:

    @nitr0burn yeah, I figured this out after using this soil ;-( but I learned a valuable lesson =)

  7. nitr0burn says:

    Why are you using gardening soil in containers? It is generally much too dense and will inhibit growth and possibly cause a host of other issues. Should at least mix it with a 30% perlite & peatmoss combo to lighten it up. Quite cheap for a huge bale of sunshine mix #4. It is a must if your containers are in the rain at all.

  8. briandudeathome says:

    @fatdanios Thanks for leaving the comment. Growing is so much fun! Great idea about the trellis video, maybe I will =P Good luck with your garden.

  9. fatdanios says:

    Wow! Nice video! I am inspired to try this! I have a teeny little porch that gets lots of sun, so it would be interesting to see if I can get some veggies to crow there. So far I have only decorative succulents, which are pretty but not edible!
    Would love to see you demonstrate how you made the trellis!

  10. briandudeathome says:

    @Schanizzle Yeah, people seem to enjoy these videos. Thanks so much for your feedback. I am thinking of planting again soon, but I recently started back to school and my time is limited, but we’ll see. thanks again for the kind words =)

  11. briandudeathome says:

    @DreamsCatcher101 That’s a great idea – I’m sure the kids enjoy your produce =)

  12. Schanizzle says:

    Looks like this is your most popular video, so I’m surprised that you didn’t follow it up to let us know how your harvest was. I found this to be entertaining as well as informative. You’ve earned my credit; most people look at a storage container and see only that, whereas you see an application of a root warming vegetable producer. I hope to see more gardening from you this season. Great job!

  13. DreamsCatcher101 says:

    why not just weave the bamboo through they balcony uprights and let the plants climb up the balcony and make a natural produce fence.
    I do this with some of my outside fencing. The local kids take all the outside strawberries and peas but at least they get some healthy food and it doesn’t bother me really. At least your produce wont get stolen like mine.

  14. briandudeathome says:

    @random5495 that’s a great idea =)

  15. random5495 says:

    you could spray paint the outside of the container white or sand or a brownish color to help protect the roots even more

  16. briandudeathome says:

    @witcheswind I’m about ready for winter to be over with so I can plant again. I’m looking forward to some yummy tomatoes =) I’m also glad you enjoyed the video!

  17. witcheswind says:

    Great Video gives me more ideas getting the sun where I want is another issue, resorted to some lights but great video ty for taking the time.

  18. briandudeathome says:

    @Stringyheads First off, thanks for the kind words. You have a great idea with the coat hanger. It never occurred to me.

    Thanks so much for watching and commenting =)

  19. Stringyheads says:

    Well done, I would pull the center of your container in with some sort of brace like a coat hanger might do the trick. Notice how when you put the soil in the center bowed out, it needs support. other than that good job, I dont think those containers are made of very stong plastic likey to get brittle in time un like polly.
    Its a great entertianer idea grab a few vegies and chuck em in the wok infront of your guests let em know they are eating fresh. Cool flick.

  20. briandudeathome says:

    @martysgarden You’re right! There are lot’s of options! Thanks for the comment =)

  21. martysgarden says:

    Patio gardens are cool, many people don’t do it because they think they don’t have enough space. Hay you can always go vertical! Straight up the wall or screen.
    Marty
    From Martysgarden

  22. briandudeathome says:

    @sparrerbyrd Sorry it froze… it was successful up until the 100 degree weather we’ve been having most of the summer… I still have some squash, cucumber and tomatoes that are going strong.

  23. sparrerbyrd says:

    The video froze 🙁 Did this end up working for you?

  24. Unsharpened says:

    @naztazia I like your video, a lot of nice tips, But man, you put Miracle grow potting soil in the container. Monsanto from Marysville, Ohio makes that crap. As much as people may like it and plants grow superb in it , I would think a nice mix of regular dirt and compost / or just straight compost would be better than the Miracle grow stuff.

  25. naztazia says:

    @Unsharpened I’m not really keen on GM foods/organisms. In my own garden I try to use heirloom seeds and plants that have been passed down through the generations from my local farmers and family. For example the garlic bulbs given to me from my uncle come from plants that can trace their lineage to over 80+ years. Realistically in the supermarket though, we can’t be sure what’s GMO vs. not. Probably why I like growing food in my own garden 🙂

  26. Unsharpened says:

    Hmmm How do you feel about GMO’s?

  27. peazlove247 says:

    donna is cute

  28. naztazia says:

    @jenn1ifer Better boy and Jet star are my 2 fav tomato varieties 🙂 I plant 2 plants per container & they grow about 4-5 ft tall (including the container). I use those wire cages to support them and keep them straight as they grow. I average 20-30 tomatoes per plant (40-60 per pot). I pick the tomatoes off as soon as they turn red and are still firm and not overripe – regardless if it’s just 1 or 15 at a time. I position the container in my yard that gets maximum view of the sun – 6-7 hours.

  29. jenn1ifer says:

    @naztazia How many hours of direct sunlight do they need to grow? have you grown better boy tomatoes? If you have, how tall did they grow? And are you supposed to harvest all the tomatoes on a plant at once or only a few at a time? There was an article saying if you harvest a few tomatoes at a time they will produce more. on average, how many tomatoes per plant did you get? would 10 tomatoes per plant be realistic?

  30. jenn1ifer says:

    @naztazia How many hours of direct sunlight do they need to grow? have you grown better boy tomatoes? If you have, how tall did they grow? And are you supposed to harvest all the tomatoes on a plant at once or only a few at a time? There was an article saying if you harvest a few tomatoes at a time they will produce more. on average, how many tomatoes per plant did you get? would 10 tomatoes per plant be realistic?

  31. naztazia says:

    @jenn1ifer I can only speak for ones native to my area (PA). They produce fruit 60 days after transplant regardless of light cycle. I plant end of May (after frost) & they’ll produce fruit beg of Aug. They like direct sunlight, but we had a cloudy rainy summer one time, and I still got nice fruit. The blooms don’t like temp extremes (cold nites/scorching hot days), but they do love companion plants next to them like marigolds, onions and basil. But once frost hits in Oct, the plant dies.

  32. jenn1ifer says:

    @naztazia do tamatoes bloom on their own? or does it require a change in the light cycle? for example, some plants have vegatative growth in the spring and summer during the long days of sun, then they bloom in the fall when the days are shorter. (longer dark cycle triggers some plants to bloom)

  33. treefrog2108 says:

    mmmmm potting mix. I eats potting mix for breakfast with a glass of orange juice,keeps me goin all day.

  34. stymye says:

    wow ,, I would never imagined you could grow plants in pots ,,thank you so much !!!!

  35. crashthebassritter says:

    shes hot

  36. naztazia says:

    @ArizonaAdventures Hehe – yeah it is. The problem with containers is you can’t water them too much at once otherwise you lose the nutrients in the soil. And you don’t want a sloppy wet mess at the bottom of an undrained container because it will damage/rot the roots. Yet because of the more surface area exposed to the heat/sun, they dry out rather quickly.

  37. ArizonaAdventures says:

    4x a day, wow that’s a lot!

  38. GoingOrganic1 says:

    @naztazia I subscribed to your channel. That should make it easier for the video to show up. I look forward to seeing your future videos.

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