What can I grow in 5 gallon buckets?
Looking for some advice here-- every year, we have a vegetable garden in the backyard and grow lots of things successfully. My daughters (12 and 5) wanted to try something new last year, and in addition to the regular garden, we collected about 10 5-gallon pickle buckets from local restaurants. We were going to grow cukes in them to then can our own pickles (my daughters LOVE dill pickles). Anyway, all the cukes in the regular garden did quite well and produced enough for several cannings. However, the bush cucumber plants in the buckets did not do well at all. I can't recall what variety I planted but it was a bush variety, and according to the packet, well suited for container gardening. They weren't. So we thought we'd try to grow something else in the buckets this year. Looking for suggestions... yes, the dirt was fresh, the soil was amended, there was drainage in the buckets and holes in the bottom. What would be a good vegetable to grow in them this year that might actually produce something? Tomatoes? Peppers? Eggplant? Advice welcome!!!