Growing Large Veggies/Fruit in Containers/Complete Guide with Digital Table of Contents

Growing Large Veggies/Fruit in Containers/Complete Guide with Digital Table of Contents

Growing large vegetables and fruit in a small space IS possible – in containers! I’ve compiled my summer series on growing large veggies/fruit in containers (tomatoes, squash, eggplant and watermelon) into this long format episode – all the tips and tricks you need to grow them successfully in one place. It covers choosing the right container, soil, watering, fertilizing, trellising, as well as in depth information on growing squash and watermelon, AND a watermelon harvest at the end!
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Use the digital table of contents to click and watch the section you are most interested in. You’ll be harvesting your own delicious veggies before you know it! All supplies used in this video are also linked below.
Digital table of contents:
1:20 Section 1: Growing Large Veggies/Fruits in Containers, Tips for Success
1:46 Tip 1:choosing the right container, type and size
3:16 Tip 2: choosing the right soil
3:53 filling the container with soil – how to pre – moisten the soil
5:43 Tip 3: proper feeding (fertilizing) for containers
6:43 Tip 4: consistent watering – installing drip irrigation
7:47 planting zucchini squash
9:11 i nstalling a trellis/support for zucchini squash
10:33 planting eggplant
11:21 companion planting – marigolds
12.09 Tip 5: mulching containers – benefits
12:46 watering with worm tea – benefits
13:18 installing a trellis/support for eggplant
13:29 planting watermelon – 2 varieties
15:16 installing a DIY trellis for watermelon

17:35 Section 2:Growing Zucchini Squash in Containers, Blossom End Rot, Powdery Mildew
18:23 why grow in a fabric container
19.07 Zucchini harvest – how to
20:12: Tip 1: provide support with a cage/trellis
20:52 Tip 2: hand pollinate (how to details at 29:54)
21:28 Tip 3: consistent watering/fertilizing – how often, how to check if your plant needs water
22:11 watering & fertilizing – how to, what to fertilize with
23:03 Common squash problem: droopy leaves
23:32 Common squash problem: blossom end rot
24:47 Common squash problem: powdery mildew
25:50 Pruning zucchini leaves

26:50 Section 3:Growing Watermelon in Containers: 3 Tips
28:06 Tip 1: provide support/trellis – how to train to grow on a trellis
29:54 Tip 2: Hand pollinate – difference between male and female flower, and how to
31:39 Tip 3: Check for water daily, fertilizing weekly, how to, what to fertilize with

34:43 Section 3: How to Make a Watermelon Sling to Support Watermelon Growing on a Trellis
35:07 supplies needed
35:16 how to support with panty hose
35:43 how to support with a t shirt

36:47 Section 4: Watermelon Harvest from Containers
37:30 how to check if a watermelon is ready to harvest
38:21 how to harvest
40:50 taste test – fresh and juicy!

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50 Comments

  1. Aida's Vlog on September 10, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Hello very nice yuor ideas plants looks so beautiful full eatching your video.see you visit me also thaks

  2. Cold Dead Hands on September 10, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Kim has the right personality and attire, I like her videos the best.
    Learn a lifetime of info quick.

  3. boo swire on September 10, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    wow !

  4. Debbie Edelmann on September 10, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    really great help/ info. thank you !!

  5. Mindy Loper on September 10, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Wow this was 3yrs ago BUT I thought while I’m here I thought I’d ask…I’ve searched Google hrs at a time w/ hardly any answers which seems odd…but the last 4yrs I’ve tried planting pumpkins I will get male flowers & IF/WHEN I do get female flowers,usually while still tiny buds on the vine that never get the chance to open they will yellow & FALL OFF!!! ALMOST EVERY1 I SEE…WHEN 1 DOES HAPPEN TO OPEN I WILL POLLINATE IT WITH SEVERAL MALES JUST SO ITLL TAKE & AFTER A WEEK OF GROWING THEY YELLOW & FALL OFF… DON’T UNDERSTAND πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯΄πŸ₯΄πŸ₯΄πŸ₯΄πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  6. Jay Batemen on September 10, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    How often do we cut our grass. Seems to me like Miracle grow. Oh there are to many organisms in ground dirt. Ummm, Well I’m gonna try God’s dirt. No Home Depot for me. See if my gardens do what they have been doing for 40yrs. Growing in ground dirt. Everybody wants you to make them a millionaire.

  7. Jewel Levy on September 10, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Please stop saying you can’t wait. Gardening requires patience. Don’t pretend otherwise.

  8. Tanya Riendeau on September 10, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Can you only do one eggplant in a 20 gallon pot?

  9. Yusun Terry on September 10, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    What could take tea you gives to plants.?

  10. nery colon's garden on September 10, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Really Thanks for the watermellon. My mom came to Puerto Rico to visit and she wants me to grow watermellon but I don’t want to have it all over. I’m in a wheelchair, it will be hard for me. I think that I will do it your way. THANKS

  11. qiao li cai on September 10, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Anyone have any tips with fungus gnats in vegetable garden and pots ?

  12. Maria Alpano on September 10, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    When do turn on your irrigation system and for how long? How many times do you turn on the irrigation system per day in summer?

  13. s. s. on September 10, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Hope u didn’t like holes or rip out your irrigation hose pushing those things in there

  14. Candice Akers on September 10, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Yummmm……brownie mix…..now I have to get some brownies to compare to my soil….or to just eat, lol

  15. Mary MyersMe on September 10, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Your videos are GREAT! But, since I want to share, your notes below the video, are too copious for me to screenshot, and send! More than ever, I am pushing tower containers, and pots. I forget where I stopped, and what is new! I know that this seems trivial, but I want to reach and teach as many people as I can! ❀️✝️Thank You, Mary Myers ❀️

  16. Cynthia Carr on September 10, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Tyfs! I’m growing Zucchini and Yellow Squash just got my 1st yellow flower on my birthday πŸŽ‚ 🎊😁😁😁😁 now all 4 grow bags have are Blossoming!

  17. Gardening With Alexa on September 10, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    How come you put two eggplant plants in the same pot as well as two watermelon?

  18. s. s. on September 10, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Lots of money in fabric pots, irrigation…and so on

  19. Gila Padernilla on September 10, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I did what you do to your plants but it doesnt work but now I learnt on your vedio you are great.you explain it very clear

  20. Robin Lewis Art on September 10, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Omg I love your videos β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜—

  21. Kathryn Reese on September 10, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Bought vegi plants and am going to buy the smart pots.
    Thank You for Sharing your knowledge ⭐️

  22. Charly Brown on September 10, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Home grown veggies and fruits always taste better than the ones bought from the market

  23. Jean Lewis-baptiste on September 10, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    LOVE ❀️ it. I will tried it out. THANK YOU 😊

  24. Neide Kramer on September 10, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Great work …Im so please to see the way you do it…Thank,Thank’s…

  25. Truelove on September 10, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    sound screwed up @41 minutes in

  26. paula stafford on September 10, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Loved this video

  27. Lapis Mosi on September 10, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Those eyebrows are scary.

  28. b maybe on September 10, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Do you have a video on gowing collard greens in containers?

  29. Myrna Rapista on September 10, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    B

  30. Katie Fair on September 10, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Fantastic! I’m going to try these

  31. Laura Tempestini on September 10, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    How do

  32. MYRNA SILVERIO on September 10, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Hi, I just retired from office work and decided to keep myself busy iwth gardening. This is my 1st time to grow the food I will eat especially now that we have lockdowns from time to time and senior citizens have limited time, or sometimes, not allowed to go out. I have to be self sufficient in veggies since I’m living alone. Your tips will surely help me a lot with my garden. New subscriber here from the Philippines. Thank you so much for your gardening tips πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

  33. Laura Tempestini on September 10, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Do smart pots leave water marks on your wooden deck?

  34. Gcat3000 on September 10, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Are people always telling you you look like Kristen Wiig? I bet they are! You even sound like her a bit. Anyways, thanks for this very thorough guide. That irrigation setup is cool!

  35. Theresa Larson on September 10, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Good idea for staking your DIY cages. πŸ‘

  36. Prish2012 on September 10, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Never heard of black beauty zucchini ✌️

  37. dollhouse313 on September 10, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    What size grow bag did you use to plant the eggplant and the watermelon in?

  38. Coreen Donaldson on September 10, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Cangrat your melon is great love it Coreen Donaldson from Jamaica.

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  40. Deb Denissen on September 10, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Now that I’m in an apartment, I tried pot gardening last with great success. Thanks to your tips here, I’m trying again this year. Thank you!!!

  41. June Brand on September 10, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    !!!!

  42. Kathryn Reese on September 10, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    For some reason I loose the sound in part of the videos

  43. s. s. on September 10, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Soil still dries quick in those fabric pots. I will work on trying to line the inside the first top half with plastic and see how that works next yr

  44. Galahad on September 10, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Is smartpot same as growbag ?

  45. Shermaine Davis on September 10, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I have placed too many plants in one container. Can I separate them and replant without killing them?

  46. Patty Scancella on September 10, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    This year I am growing watermelon, eggplant and squash in Smart pot containers! Love your videos!

  47. Venita Strong on September 10, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  48. Al on September 10, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Can’t help but love hand pollinating, albeit nice to see the insects and hummingbird enjoying the flowers too 😁 lovely.

  49. Allison Hoffman on September 10, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    how big is that grow bag @4:38 ?

  50. Najma Agha on September 10, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Can I perches cages of vegetables from your store at AMAZON

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