Alright! this is john kohler with growingyourgreens ! today we have another exciting episode for you, and in this episode, Im gonna share with you guys how you can grow some fruit trees in a container, for the cheapest price possible! So you guys know me, if you watch me, I love getting a deal and I go to a lot of different places to check out and see if they got deals. And today I was actually dropping off my dog at the vet to get his teeth cleanedhe had some really back doggy breathand on the way home, there was a Lowes and a Home.
Depot directly in my path, so i just had to stop. you know, im a gardener. i like checking out the nurseries, perusing the nursery to see if I can find any good deals. OF course, Lowes as usual, they didnt really have any deals. But Home Depot, they had these babies! These babies are whats known as bareroot fruit trees. So that means they basically come in, theyre bareroot. You can buy these at many nurseries. Sometimes theyre in a big bed of sand, you just pull them up and theyre.
Just there. you could also order them online, and sometimes theyre bagged up in little plastic bags with basically sawdust to keep the roots moist. So yeah, they had these because it is kind of getting a little bit late to plant there. We are here in late February. So the optimal time is in the dormant seasonso thats the other thing when youre buying the bareroot trees. You want to try to get them when they dont have any leaves or any buds on them. Thats optimal. They may start clearing them out when they start budding.
Out and start to make some leaves, but you really want to try to buy them when theres no buds, no leaves, or anything on them and its still dormant. I mean, the weather has been nice, so its time to get them planted out ASAP. Now the thing when buying bareroot trees, you can buy all different kinds or varieties. You can get full size trees, you can get dwarf trees, and these in particular, if you are gonna grow them in a container, I recommend you guys get the ultradwarf! So this here.
Is actually ultradwarf tilton apricot. this is an ultradwarf royal apricot. and you want to always check the plant tag. This one says ultradwarf tilton apricot, grows five to eight feet tall. So eight feetor five feet, little bit more than five almost six feet. Thats about as tall as me. These will stay nice and compact. What determines if its a dwarf or ultradwarf, which is excellent for containers, is the stalk here on the bottom, and the top part determines what variety of apricot it is. And I got the apricots because.
In this desert climate, the apricots basically put out fruit before it gets superhot and theyre definitely more dependable in my opinion than other fruit trees can be. And these guys were marked at seventeen ninetyeight, and I of course got them at halfoff, so thats about nine dollars for each of these fruit trees. And the bareroot fruit trees by far are the cheapest way youre gonna be able to buy fruit trees easily. Its gonna cost you more if you buy em in a pot, already filled.
With dirt and all this kind of stuff, but you got to do these at a certain time of were when they are basically still in hibernationits like bears hibernate for the winter, well so do these fruit trees. And we want to basically Basically theyre dug up, theyre put in bags with the sawdust, and this is while theyre still sleeping, and then we put them in a pot and they wake up in a new pot in a new place with new soil. Hopefully thats how that happens. ITs kind of like that Captain America movie, for those of you guys.
That saw captain america. i guess at the end of the first movie, he crashed a plane, he was like frozen in ice and then he wakes up and hes in some new placebut then he figured out he wasnt really where he thought he was. Thats a whole other story. So the treeshopefully youre gonna treat them right so that theyre not really gonna know too much that theyre in a new place. But hopefully theyll be in a better place than where they were pulled up from. Thats what Im gonna concentrate on sharing with you.
Grow 53 Plants in 4 Sq Ft with a Garden Tower Vertical Container Garden
This is john kohler with growing your greens . today we have another exciting episode for you. I just got a new toy in the mail it’s the right hear check it out. This is actually called the garden tower project and it’s known as a garden tower. And what it is basically, it looks like a 55 gallon drum with a heavy modification to grow food in. But why I like this so much is because it has 45 planting spots all up and down through this whole barrel. In addition you can plant some plants up the top so you can plant over 50 plants in just.
4 ft. off space. so literally, that’s a lot of planets for it just a small area. so this is especially good if you have a patio, deck, little apartment or a condo and you don’t have a lot of space. Maybe if you just have a little bit of space on your patio outside. You could grow a lot of food in the sky. I have seen other tower gardens, which I don’t particularly care for but this guy let’s you grow a lot more and he lets you roll it in soil. Plus, this is very intelligently designed. It’s part of the best vertical tower garden.
System i’ve ever seen. let me go ahead and explain why. besides the 45 planting holes, what’s unique about this system is, it’s got this Center tube hear in middle and what they do in the center tube is your going to put food scraps and red wiggler worms or composting worms. The worm is going to eat the food scraps, break it down, spread the worm compos or Vermeer compost all throughout the unit to help fertilize the plants in there. Plus on the bottom of this unit is a place that you can actually take out the food scraps out of the bottom.
So that’s really cool. this vertical tower garden makes its own fertilizer. you can’t say that for other ones. Another thing is that this is water conserving. So water is a very precious resource especially depending on where you live in this day and age. And this one conserves water. How does it do that? Well Very simply. You pour the water on or water up to the top while the plant will get water the water will drain down all the different plant planted in all of these pocket things are going to get water then the water goes.
To the bottom, once it get to the bottom it’s basically funnel out certain whole and you’re going to put little buckets underneath and all the water that goes through, now your going to have it in a bucket. You can reuse this water to water it again so that there is minimal water loss. Many just standard garden pots or whatever. You know you will just water and it just run out on the deck or down below. The excess water on your deck can actually ruin your deck. If you live on a threestory apartment building and you have.
To water your plants. when you over water them the stuff will drip down to your neighbor which isn’t cool either. This you could collect the water and reuse it. So this is a well thought out design so I’m happy to be setting one up and sharing this up with you guys and showing you how it works and how I’m going to set it up. So this just came to me as you guys can see there is a US Post Office label on there. I mean it literally came shaped like this through the mail without even any raping. It was not damaged our anything. It.
Looks totally perfectly fine. so in this tutorial what we’re going to do is to set this guy up and show you guys how easy it is to set up. I’m going to make a specific potting soil mixture. I’m going show you guys that as well. Plus you’ll see me plant out my plants. And by the end of his tutorial you’ll see how easy it is to set one of these garden Tower projects up if you want to grow avertable At home. So I guess with that, let’s get into unboxing and assembling. So let’s see what we got in the box here. Sounds like some hard work so.
Construction is super simple super easy. i think pretty much what were going to need to do is to bolt down a few legs and put a couple of bolts in there. In the box you get some instructions. It’s definitely important to follow the instructions. I might read them or look at them but I’m just going to just do my own thing. Looks pretty basic. Next we got some stainless steel hardware. If you use standard hardware on something like this outdoors it’s going to rust, not cool. I like the providing of heavyduty stainless hardware.