I grow a lot of my own veggies and herbs because it seems to benefit me greatly: it’s cheaper than buying from the store, I enjoy the gardening aspect, and the idea of sustainable living is something I admire and really strive towards. I don’t quite have my own chicken pen for eggs or rear my own cattle, but I think growing veggies is a great place to start. I’ve heard the excuse of not having a large enough garden many times before, which is why I found this video to share with you: how to grow your own vegetables with limited space. This method also greatly reduces water usage, totally bypasses the problem of weeds (and harmful pesticides or chemicals!) and it’s really not that hard to get going and keep going.
The two brothers behind the Global Bucket initiative aim to help reduce global malnutrition with this low-cost method so that practically anyone anywhere can grow their own healthy food. It’s a tremendous feat they’re taking on, but it sure is admirable. And judging by their successful system, it could prove to be extremely helpful.
- 2 x 5 gallon buckets
- 1”x24” PVC pipe
- Tape measure
- Electric drill with these drill bits:
- 3½” hole saw
- 1⅜” hole saw
- ¼“ drill bit
- 18 oz. plastic cup
All that’s left for you is to decide what you use the most, get your seedlings and make sure to find a spot that gets enough sunlight. You’ll be reaping the benefits in no time. If you're wondering what types of plants you should grow, we have a list of 35 container-friendly vegetables and fruits already covered.
Tutorial video by GlobalBuckets.