Planting Green Beans Green beans need warm soil to germinate. You can plant seeds of bush beans one inch deep and two or three inches apart in a two-gallon (or larger) container. You can sow pole bean seeds four-to-six inches apart in a long container with a trellis behind it. Sorrel: Grow in a 12 inch (30 cm) pot. Spinach: Grow three plants in a 2-gallon (7. 5L) container; grow ten plants in a 10-gallon (38L) container; thin plants to about 5 inches (13 cm) apart. Squash: Grow one plant in a 5-gallon (19L) container, larger is better. Plant two vining plants in a 10-gallon (38L) container. Plant the seeds one to two inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately after planting and then regularly, until they sprout. Bush beans can be planted in single rows or by broadcasting seed in wide rows with about a four- to six-inch spacing between plants. Pole beans will need some type of support to grow on. Most green beans should be planted after the soil warms and the danger of frost is gone, and need to be planted about an inch deep (and as deep as two inches, especially in arid climates). As a rule of thumb for planting, plan for about 10 to 15 green bean plants for each person in your household. Never done it, but you should have no trouble growing at least 4 or 5 pole beans in a 5 gallon bucket- with a center support for them to grow up. Bush beans, maybe 2 or 3, plant them at the edge so if they can hang over the sides.
Growing zucchini in a 5-gallon bucket is easy to do and a worthwhile container gardening hobby. It is a great way to grow squash in a container and also keep containers out of our landfills.
Broccoli is perfectly happy to be grown in pots. It does get a very wide spread, however, so plant only one per 5-gallon container. Either plant them directly in your container or start them indoors – broccoli seeds germinate at 75-80 F.
Each bucket is home to one vegetable plant and perhaps two or three smaller herbs or annual flowers. Using 5-gallon buckets, you can grow as many different vegetables as you'd like.
Whether you grow sweet or hot peppers, plan on one pepper plant per bucket. Because peppers are already compact plants, they fit well in a typical 5-gallon plastic or metal bucket.
The Best Vegetables for Containers 4-5": chives, lettuce, radishes, other salad greens, basil, coriander. 6-7": bush beans, garlic, kohlrabi, onions, Asian greens, peas, mint, thyme. 8-9": pole beans, carrots, chard, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, leeks, peppers, spinach, parsley, rosemary.
Are Plastic Containers Safe? Plastic does release chemicals into the soil and some are absorbed by plants. Most of these chemicals are at very low levels and considered perfectly safe.
Choose the Right Pot. Those seedlings may look small now, but a full-grown tomato plant needs a lot of space for a strong root system. For maximum production, the ideal pot size is 18-inch diameter for determinate tomatoes and 24-inch diameter for indeterminate tomatoes.
Beans will continue to grow & flower. (It takes a flower to get a bean. ) Don't pull them up until they stop flowering. Different varieties have different lifespans.
Keep the seed bed moist, but not soggy, for the first week until germination occurs. Reduce watering to once every three days after the first week. Water as needed after beans become established, usually about twice a week.
Sunlight. Bean plants need to be in an area that receives full sunlight, which means eight to 10 hours of sunlight daily. Planting beans in an area that receives six to seven hours of full sunlight daily can reduce the plants' expected yield. Beans do not need sunlight to germinate, but they need warmth.
They mature in 50 to 55 days, while pole beans will take 50 to 60 days. On average, it takes bean plants a little less than two months to produce beans and fully mature, but different cultivars have different maturities. The time can vary from 45 to 75 days, depending on the cultivar and the climate.