Container Vegetable Gardening Ideas, Tricking Plants to Grow, Watermelon, Tomato, Raised Garden Bed

Container Vegetable Gardening Ideas, Tricking Plants to Grow, Watermelon, Tomato, Raised Garden Bed

Working in the Garden talking tips and tricks to grow tons of vegetables/food. I grow in so many ways, and share all my ideas and things I grow with and in, 2 system compost in place for healthier plants and more production, moving plants to get them to grow better…. How to set up your garden to make it easy for you, so you will garden forever. A chair gives you an Elevated Garden Bed to grow in, easy on the back. We Grow tomatoes, peppers, squash, lettuce, watermelon, melons, zucchini, carrots, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers and so much more for a few seasons. The Easiest FOOD Vegetable Garden you can set up, Change up anytime, and Grow and compost in place for free plant food. This set-up can be Free (if you have some of these storage totes) or Cheap.

These are the exact types we grow in, and others too, check them out so you will know what to look for. So here is an aff. link so you can check them out:

These are the Totes I have been buying from Walmart, this is NOT an aff. link:

This is TULLE that Great Fabric SO CHEAP and last all year outside here, here is an aff. link to check out, many colors, I usually get one of the greens, but any color will work great:

How to Build a RAISED BED for CHEAP:
Great video for your Gardening to make COMPOST in PLACE EASY:
Know which totes to use:
Check out: Gardening in Cardboard Boxes as a Raised Bed for a season to create MORE FREE Soil

Here are the 18 gallon totes used in my gardens as raised beds, diy lids are perfect for protecting seedlings and worm farms. I have been buying them from Walmart Grocery with my groceries so I do not have to leave the house, Ebay too has them with free shipping, so here is an aff. link so you can check them out:

This is TULLE that Great Fabric SO CHEAP and last all year outside here, here is an aff. link to check out, many colors, I usually get one of the greens, but any color will work great:

Growing LESS Plants is BETTER, How to Grow TONS of Vegetables in Raised Bed, Container Garden Bucket

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  1. Ramona Dolese on May 11, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    So how deep of a container should I have my celery that I am growing from scrap in?

  2. Wish Cloud Studios on May 11, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Apples for sure this year will be going up in price, and will be hard to find. They had snow and freezes during the blossoming this year. ☹

  3. peoplpilatesnutrition fitness trainer on May 11, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Robbie!! I don’t have a juicer either!! Show us how you juice!!!

  4. Checkers X on May 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    The drought, brought to us by California’s brain-dead politicians. Time to wisely use tax dollars to invest in water desalination plants.

  5. Wish Cloud Studios on May 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I put large clear plastic totes over my totes with peppers, tomatoes and watermelon. They are growing all so big! I do have to weight down the clear totes with a piece of 2×4. I am in zone 8.

  6. prah ootace on May 11, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I need to hurry and make some lids! A fat juicy caterpillar looking worm is eating my spinach! Nothing else, just the spinach. TFS!

  7. Linda Faulkner on May 11, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    People’s Convoy has moved on to Washington. California residents, please pay attention to what your state government is doing. 10 nasty bills being voted on now. PLEASE STAND UP!!!!

  8. Gail Walton on May 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Robbie…(my brother’s name too! (actually it’s Robin) but we call him Robbie…I don’t know if my tree kale will make it but I tried. I transplanted the 2 slips I got from Ebay and they are looking kinda sick but still alive…I wanted really bad to get some landscape fabric and put it down in the garden, then put wood chips on top and then put chairs, or blocks and ladders or something to get the totes and containers up where I could tend them. It appears to cost more than I can spare right now so I will have to settle for a few totes I have been making my own soil in on the back porch. I feel sad about it but hey, at least I have something I can do. Thank you SO much for all you share with us and taking the time to do so!!

  9. Kelli Wiemers on May 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve used grow bags ( Walmart reusable bags) in a kiddie pool system. I loosely followed Larry Hall’s kiddie pool grow system.
    I just poked a drain hole I didn’t do any plumbing or auto fill valves. I’m not handy like that lol
    I also used his rain gutter grow system ( again no plumbing just mosquito fish in gutters because I didn’t cover it) with buckets. My things grew well, particularly tomatoes.
    This year I’m doing totes and in ground. Oh, and self watering buckets I’ve had a couple of years already. I stacked them to save space after seeing yours stacked. Trying to use what I have and put plants wherever I can.

  10. Melita Obergh on May 11, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    You should start selling your seeds.

  11. Spicey Ky on May 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    You can definitely avoid dealing with the cancer causing fertilizer. All you have to do is buy your starts from your LOCAL NURSERY as opposed to those Bonnie Plants sponsored by Monsanto at those home improvement and big box stores.

  12. Lifesizechange on May 11, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    The bird may be thirsty which is why they are going for the strawberry 🍓

  13. Vicki Porter on May 11, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    G’day from South Australia 🇦🇺 🐨 🇦🇺.. Super video Robbie.

  14. Lisbeth Salander on May 11, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Plant crops for now end paranoia

  15. Lyfecrazy Blooms on May 11, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I’d like to see the juicing

  16. Susan Bell on May 11, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you for the updates. I have potatoes growing in boxes and a trash can. I put bell peppers in grow bags and this year trying eggplant in them. I use everything to plant in and raise it up so i can reach my plants. I now have 2 chair 2 totes thanks to your idea. i plan on adding a row of these as i find free ones. I use laundry baskets and produce baskets milk crates that were in the trash lined with landscape fabric. I have a basket full of 2 ltr bottles. Holes inch up, cut off top and perfect size for my romaine lettuces that like tall root space. Radish and small beets grow in old free gutters. Have a great weekend.

  17. Brenda Taylor on May 11, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I would like to see how the “ ladder and totes” are doing.

  18. Joyce Obeys on May 11, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    This is what I do also. Containers and pots cuz we are in an RV.

  19. Debbie Springer on May 11, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Yes, I’m very interested in how you juice! I don’t have a juicer, either.

  20. Lisbeth Salander on May 11, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Chicken bags remind me plant Feb wrapped in foil bags never hurt roots gently

  21. Karen Bowers on May 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Robbie I know you’ve done videos about egg plant but since I don’t like it I need inspiration to grow it. Egg plant does so well in the heat I’d like to learn to like it.

  22. Judy Whitlow on May 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you Robbie and Gary for you videos. The food security I have today is because of you.

  23. Tara Crete on May 11, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Can someone share how many plants we put in each 18 lb tote? I have tomatoes. Cukes, zucchini, summer squash, green beans, arugula and much more..thank you I’m advance!

  24. Lisbeth Salander on May 11, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Love 3. Percent root mass at time

  25. Yee Vita on May 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Everyone should definitely grow something. Even if it is just a little bit of something, such as green onions in a jar of water.

    Your garden is looking great. I really like your giant round zucchini.

    This winter, I put cloches around some of my more tender plants. I lost every one. I thought they were gone but the exotics have come back from the ground. I guess I protected them enough that the roots were still good. All my basil did die, but I have a lot of seeds and several have volunteered. The nights were still cold though, so they have mostly been waiting. Looks like the coming days will have nights in the 50s, so the warm weather plants should finally be happy.

    I do hate channels that imply gardeners have to buy soil. My mother did not have any money and she grew gardens all over the place. She knew how to get free soil, free containers, free fertilizer, and free plants and seeds. I am not completely free, but I spend very little money on the garden. One block fo coco coir will last me at least a year. I mostly use it as part of my seedling mix and it eventually makes it into the rest of the garden.

    I love that you emphasize free or low cost while growing lots of food. It makes me angry when people are convinced they cannot grow food without money. Millions of poor people around the world grow food with no money. Everyone just needs to do what the earth does and grow.

  26. Purple Toni on May 11, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Hi, just wanted to ask if that is enough soil you have for each of the totes, it looks like it wouldn’t be deep enough to plant vegetables loke sqash, watermelon, etc

  27. Rocio on May 11, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Although the containers are low cost, they do add up. So I’m looking for other options.

  28. LaRue Brough on May 11, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    I have not seen tree collard in Southern Utah.

  29. Jean Ann Dueck on May 11, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    I bought my totes Sterilite at Walmart, and really want to make those elevated covers you make with the lids. I started with making a hole with iron, as you do, then I tried cutting with a scissor. It is impossible with every scissor I tried. Then I tried with using the welding round end iron – and I’ve done about a foot, but it looks really jagged. What do you suggest? Thank you, I’m very inspired by your creativity!

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  31. Sheila Fade on May 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Love the color

  32. Electric Tao on May 11, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Robbie, your discussion on plants judging the temperature is fascinating. I suspect it has to with enzymes, which are temperature sensitive. If you could warm just part of a plant, that part would activate certain enzymes of growth for the whole plant. That’s just my armchair theory for what it’s worth.🤪

  33. 2L82Sk8Bye on May 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Your watermelons would probably do great up against that tall masonary wall…

  34. Patricia Beckman on May 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Or course we want to know how you juice now. 👀😉

  35. Laace on May 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Robbie I would love to know how you make your juice.🍹

  36. Jeanette Jones on May 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Could I put 2 purple tree collards in one tote with a compost in place system and them do good forever?

  37. Tina Prettyman-Silva on May 11, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I’d like to know how you juice as I would like to but don’t have a juicer.

  38. Ulysess Lee on May 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Good afternoon from Sunny Savannah Georgia I always I always give a like and I am a subscriber. But today I wanted to let you know how appreciated you are. Your methods and tips have changed the way I grow my garden. Everything has improved and is looking great. The composting in place has totally changed my life. It solved two majors problems for me: waste and fertilizer. Again thank you so much for sharing your life with us!!!😁💚🙏🙏🥒🥦🍅🌶

  39. soothsayer on May 11, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Robbie, thank you for your common sense discussions about the importance of growing your own food. As corporate profits rise and wages stagnate, we need to be paying attention to our own self-preservation. You are so right about how much healthier your own food is than store-bought. Please keep bringing up these subjects. Happy gardening!

  40. Jonny_mazerati on May 11, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Yes show how you juice

  41. Gina Wells on May 11, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Where do you get your colored hanging bulbs

  42. Debbie Keller on May 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Yes, show us how you juice without a juicer

  43. Lisbeth Salander on May 11, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Seattle zone eight same problem melons lunch bag size June bigger all summer full cantaloupe September one

  44. tazznum1 on May 11, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Tractor supply sold their food safe bucket for 3.79 last year, now 4.99 IF they have them

  45. Lisbeth Salander on May 11, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Please more organic grow tobacco disabled not mentally short term like goldfish help with what already know melons breed seeds ten years buy now from Ukraine $5 help people trade with me new melons best for both six months hospital totally fried

    Limit to back porch garbage can emergency feed bags

    Can’t talk all alone

    Remind me

  46. Sharon Chaffins on May 11, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    They’re burning down so many food storage buildings 20 some the last few months.

  47. Bare minimum lifeing on May 11, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Yes to the juice video, I don’t have a juicer either.🥰

  48. soothsayer on May 11, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Robbie, thank you for giving people accurate information about the food they buy. Please also mention that more than 70 percent of non-organic fresh fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S. contain traces of potentially harmful pesticides, according to a new report from Environmental Working Group, Apr 7, 2022

  49. RESURRECTING RELICS on May 11, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Hello we watched your video last year on how to make a waterfall for hummingbird’s. This year my hummingbird population is down to hardly nothing and I haven’t had time to watch your videos this year due to the fact that we have a YouTube channel that takes up most of our time. My question is Have you noticed a lower hummingbird population this year and if so do you know why?

  50. Jahyeon Park on May 11, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Hello! Love your videos very inspiring. I’m gonna be doing totes this year, was wondering if I could do a layer of old chicken pine shavings in the tote? Or if that wouldn’t break down enough? Thank u!

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