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Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by HeyHey(f): 10:57am On May 05, 2020
Good day house,
I want to start a home vegetable garden, in pots/containers (custard buckets) because my compound doesnt have space and is cemented. I dont know which vegetables will survive in pots.

Please kindly suggest vegetables I can plant (,and how i can plant them and any extra effort I need to help them grow eg fertilizers or manure/compost)

My location is Osun state (so you can factor in the weather/environment).

Thank you.


PS: I am interested in Tomato, Pepper, Mint leave (Efirin), Okro, Ugu, Lemon-grass

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by Kennyprince: 8:45pm On May 05, 2020
Have been smiling since after reading this.


Your interest is amazing. I have not tried but tomatoes can surely survive. Ugu too cos it's main concentration is outside.

You ll need to fertilize it though hence no enough soil nutrients

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by HeyHey(f): 6:53am On May 06, 2020
Thank you, your input is appreciated.
Kennyprince:
Have been smiling since after reading this.


Your interest is amazing. I have not tried but tomatoes can surely survive. Ugu too cos it's main concentration is outside.

You ll need to fertilize it though hence no enough soil nutrients
Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by bong4(m): 3:48pm On May 07, 2020
Nice one! They can all survive in containers. I did same beginning of the year. I haven't bought ugu, water outside since.

What the plants really need are constant water supply.

You can get jerry cans (20 litres or so). Cut them through vertically close to the top.

You can get soil from anyone into gardening and fill the jerry cans up.

Though I have little ground which I planted okro and green (efo) but majority of my vegetables are planted in the jerry cans.

I am based in Ile Ife and would be available to assist if you are based same place.

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by HeyHey(f): 5:12pm On May 07, 2020
Thank you, this is much appreciated
bong4:
Nice one! They can all survive in containers. I did same beginning of the year. I haven't bought ugu, water outside since.

What the plants really need are constant water supply.

You can get jerry cans (20 litres or so). Cut them through vertically close to the top.

You can get soil from anyone into gardening and fill the jerry cans up.

Though I have little ground which I planted okro and green (efo) but majority of my vegetables are planted in the jerry cans.

I am based in Ile Ife and would be available to assist if you are based same place.
Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by andersonjhon(m): 8:11am On May 08, 2020
HeyHey:
Good day house,
I want to start a home vegetable garden, in pots/containers (custard buckets) because my compound doesnt have space and is cemented. I dont know which vegetables will survive in pots.

Please kindly suggest vegetables I can plant (,and how i can plant them and any extra effort I need to help them grow eg fertilizers or manure/compost)

My location is Osun state (so you can factor in the weather/environment).

Thank you.


PS: I am interested in Tomato, Pepper, Mint leave (Efirin), Okro, Ugu, Lemon-grass
Its very difficult to start the gardening at home and also very difficult to get the ans of that question, how can you start the growing vegetable at home. The best tomato planter found online is very difficult to find.
Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by adeblow(m): 8:04pm On May 09, 2020
HeyHey:
Good day house,
I want to start a home vegetable garden, in pots/containers (custard buckets) because my compound doesnt have space and is cemented. I dont know which vegetables will survive in pots.

Please kindly suggest vegetables I can plant (,and how i can plant them and any extra effort I need to help them grow eg fertilizers or manure/compost)

My location is Osun state (so you can factor in the weather/environment).

Thank you.


PS: I am interested in Tomato, Pepper, Mint leave (Efirin), Okro, Ugu, Lemon-grass
You can do it. I'm currently planning towards that with this thing I stumbled upon on YouTube. You can collect plastic bottles, cut them and hang on walls where they can receive sunlight. Watch this video on YouTube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnJBTjeL88

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by HeyHey(f): 9:50pm On May 09, 2020
Thank you
adeblow:

You can do it. I'm currently planning towards that with this thing I stumbled upon on YouTube. You can collect plastic bottles, cut them and hang on walls where they can receive sunlight. Watch this video on YouTube :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnJBTjeL88

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by okoroemeka(m): 2:10pm On May 10, 2020
Fo a backyard garden I think your best material to use is empty cement bags,it is free in some areas and the texture of the material will let air in and excess water out,those plastic buckets will be costly and the crops roots will be starved of oxygen,this is a pic of a garden egg and pepper sack farm by my small kids this enforced holidays,it proves that almost any crop can be sack farmed,also sacks are adjustable, if you fill soil to 60%space will be left to contain manure application as time goes on and the folded sack will be unfolded for more manure.

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by okoroemeka(m): 6:01am On May 11, 2020
Ebooks downloaded from the net by armchair farmers will never tell you the full story,its better to meet and talk to a practicing farmer,visit farms physically and see the realities they face

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by babythug(f): 5:26pm On May 13, 2020
Search Oyetpel and Jidestroud’s threads on Nairaland . They’ve done so successfully for a few years now

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by babythug(f): 9:06am On May 15, 2020

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by BBeebah(f): 1:34pm On May 15, 2020
All the plant can survive in plastic, sack or if you can get Tyre.

You can also get your vegetables seeds and tips on how to plant them from me.

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by Ddone4: 3:44pm On May 15, 2020
You can order for your seedling and other things from Agric ecommerce platform like DayDone

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by majorgr: 11:02pm On May 15, 2020
Yes You can plant onion with seed, water leaves, cucumbers, bell pepper, tomato, aleovera, water melon, letus, carrot, etc. I've done all these before and it was really a blessing eating what i produced myself using buckets and containers due to the fact that there was no planting space around. In fact my neighbors were even benefiting from it better than i did because i traveled a lot. The pictures are just a few, i moved house so i haven't got time to replant

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by jidestroud(m): 9:39am On May 16, 2020
Following... grin
Make I relax here small.

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by jayne8585yahoo(f): 1:20pm On May 16, 2020
This looks like what can do

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by majorgr: 9:14pm On May 17, 2020
jayne8585yahoo:
This looks like what can do
Of course you can, see what someone did. The second picture behid her is cucumber plant fully grown from one of the bucket she was tending to while the first are onions grown in 7 litre buckets.

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by HeyHey(f): 6:24am On May 18, 2020
majorgr:

Of course you can, see what someone did. The second picture behid her is cucumber plant fully grown from one of the bucket she was tending to while the first are onions grown in 7 litre buckets.
This is really nice ooo, what kind of manure did she use and is it store bought seeds or from her kitchen.

Im starting something, will keep you all posted

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by majorgr: 2:57pm On May 18, 2020
HeyHey:

This is really nice ooo, what kind of manure did she use and is it store bought seeds or from her kitchen.

Im starting something, will keep you all posted

Store bought seeds, usually improved varieties. The soil was gotten from a virgin land very fertile and black. But usually from observation crops like cucumber, water melon and cabbage because they were planted using 7 litre buckets would not do well if you don't add fertilizer. Not much though lest you kill the plant just like the cap from glass bottle mineral drinks.

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Re: Help!, How Do I Start Home Vegetable Garden? by chaipacificfarm(m): 9:41pm On May 18, 2020
pepper, okro.

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