Thanks for idea on containers

OKgrowinJune 2, 2014

I wanted to do containers this year and after reading much on here and pepper forum i chose 5-1-1 and 5 gallon pots for my peppers.

Here's an album of me making the 5-1-1
happi gro organic compost(pine bark) 6$ per 2cuft
perlite 19$ for big bag
sphagnum peat moss 3 cuft 19$
pelletized lime 19$ for bag

For containers i used 5&3 gal viagrow grow bags, because they are cheap(52 cent each)!

Here's my plants setup

Closeup of the 5-1-1 after a month wet

and my drip setup

and nutes

Thanks a lot for all the info you guys post, hopefully i can give some advice now too =].

This post was edited by OKgrowin on Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 11:23

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johns.coastal.patio(USDA 10b, Sunset 24)

That is a neat setup. I've been thinking I'll use those 5 gallon bags in a row under my string trellis next year. I'd like to do the auto fertilizer as well, but I don't think it's really justified for 10-15 bags. (50, yow!)

I think I'll use a partial compost mix and fertilize weekly.

Great to see a bag/drip system in action.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 11:20AM
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OKgrowin ~
Where do you buy your perlite? I can only find bags that are big enough to fill a 2 gallon bucket and that is $6.


    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 12:51PM
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johns.coastal.patio(USDA 10b, Sunset 24)

Does anyone doing 5-1-1 try the rice hull substitution?

Parboiled Rice Hulls: A Viable Media Alternative

In many areas I'd expect the hulls to be much cheaper. They might not be as long lasting ... but long enough for a couple cycles of annual crops.

(My local source has it for $8 per "6 cu feet loose.")

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 1:00PM
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stacy i had to call around the local nurseries, they had to order it as they don't carry them on hand all the time.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 2:32PM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Congratulations! Lookin good. Especially the cute little nute on the right. I want one of those!

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 7:02PM
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OKgrowin, thanks for the tip. I will call some of our nurseries to see if i can get any in. Its ridiculous buying the small 8qt bags for so many containers.

Your containers look great, we can tell all the hard work you are putting into them. You'll have to let us know how those bags work out for you. I am interested in getting some.


    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 7:09AM
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jutsFL(9b (Orlando))

Looks great!

I've got the same Orbit timer on my drip as well, it's performing like a champ at the moment. I'm still weary of the fert injection though (do mine 1/week by hand still), hear it clogs the drippers pretty readily. Any problems with that for you so far?


    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 8:28AM
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