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Video: Bucket Gardening Problems!

Video: Bucket Gardening Problems!

We’ve be having fun with our garden this year, but have run into a few problems recently.

Check out the video and drop us some tips or comments below. Thanks!

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18 Comments

  1. JENnifer

    Hi I just watched your gardening video. I don’t have any tips about the mushrooms, but I wanted to comment on how sweet and cute your boys were! I also wish I had some of Israel’s energy! I enjoy watching gardening videos and learning about plants because I think it is interesting and relaxing! My uncle plants a huge garden in the summer and every time we visit, we come home with gifts for our table. He plants tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, it’s amazing. I love your trees. I know your looking forward to fresh apples and cherries. That’s going to be so much fun and tasty. I hope that you have been enjoying your rain, I’m sure it’s fun for the boys to play in! God Bless You, Jenn

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  2. winnie

    Tomatoes need a lot of air circulation, good drainage and direct sunlight most of the day to prevent blight. I would move the bucket away from the fence to an area more out in the open with better light. Also, remove the yellowing leaves. We have success with straw bale gardening, especially for tomatoes and lettuce. We even put pumpkins in them this year, and they’re growing like gangbusters! Good luck!

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    • Derick & Jill

      Thank you!

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  3. Melanie

    Israel is adorable with his interest in the garden, trees, and plants!!

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    • Derick & Jill

      He loves it! We love watching their excitement!

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  4. Leigh

    You may not adequate drainage in the bucket.

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    • Derick & Jill

      Thanks Leigh! Yeah, I think I need to maybe drill some more holes in the sides or something. ;-/

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  5. Tecora Skidmore

    I have no idea about the mushrooms but just wanted to say I was so pleased to see your video pop up on my youtube…miss seeing your face on Counting on.

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  6. Lisa

    The tomatoes definitely need more sunlight from all angles. I would suggest pulling them away from the fence and you might want to check for adequate drainage at the same time. You can always add more by drilling a few more holes in the bottom of your container.
    I’m looking forward to seeing how you use the okra, what a neat thing to grow!

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  7. Sonya Jones-Parker

    Japanese beetles come at the beginning of the planting season. They eat the leaves of fruiting trees and bushes leaving them vulnerable. Glad to see you found a solution. They will return next year if the ground isn’t treated. They go underground and return with a new crew.

    Please trim those yellow limbs from your tomato plants and give them as much sunlight as you can. It’s kinda like a fungus, hence the mushrooms. Beware of Hornworms. They are products of moths and they eat tomato, bell pepper, and blueberry plant leaves. They will shock your plant, thus killing it.

    For the strawberry take over-If you put containers with just soil next to your trailing strawberries you can start new strawberry plants. The trailing ends are looking to root somewhere else. Also, if you get cinder blocks and treated 2x’s you can make a bench for the plants to raise off the ground aiding in the ability for edging.

    Live in your blessings.
    Love and light
    Sonya

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    • Derick & Jill

      Very helpful info! Thanks so much!

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  8. Tinsa Kamp

    Hey Dillard Fam!!! I love y’all so much!!!

    Hey, this app is phenomenal!! It’s $20 a year for the full app, but I love it so much! It identifies plants, plant sicknesses, pretty much everything plants you’d ever want to know!!! Plus you can ask for expert help! I did with our apple tree and they got back to me the following morning! With the answer & how to fix it! You’ll love it! You can even use it to build your own garden or your dream garden! Anyways, here it is….

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.danatech.xingseus

    Good luck with your garden and many, many blessings to your family!!

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    • Derick & Jill

      Nice! Thanks

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  9. MaryRose

    Fungi grow in dark, cool, wet places. I would recommend improving the drainage & move it away from the fence to get more hours in direct sunlight. Repotting the whole thing could be tough, but it might be beneficial in the long run. I’ve been really lucky with my tomato plants this season lol. Good luck!! Y’all have such a sweet family ❤️

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    • Derick & Jill

      Thanks!

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  10. Lauren Simpfenderfer

    Your garden looks great – I love the variety that you have! I gave container gardening a shot this year and my herb garden is mostly good, but we have no fence, so deer came and ate ALL my tomato plants one night lol. And some swallowtail caterpillars absolutely ravaged my parsley.

    I don’t have any tips, I’m still a newbie and rely on Google a lot when things go wrong in my garden… but hopefully other people have some ideas for your tomato plant’s woes!

    What I have noticed is that some plants are more “dramatic” than others. 🙂 For instance, my “drama queen” plants will look SO sad if I am late to water or have them in a spot with a liiiitle too much sun or whatever. Trial and error is part of the fun of gardening though I guess!

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  11. Donna

    The tomato plants don’t look like they’re getting enough sun. They should be in the sunlight most of the day. Good thinking putting them in buckets, though, because you can move them around!

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  12. Melissa

    My tomatoes were not doing well until I started putting our used coffee grounds around the plants. I must have canned 10 quarts of sauce and a gallon of salsa this year! Best of luck with your garden 🙂

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