Friday, April 10, 2020

Planting Peppers in a Kitty Litter Container | Container Gardening

My landlord had thrown out some kitty litter containers. Now instead of going to the recycling center, I snagged them. These kitty litter containers are perfect to re-purpose into a container garden! Not only did they previously hold food grade safe material, they are around 5 gallons in total volume, which can support the growth of most plants. Let me show you how to grow vegetables in this container.

To start, we remove the lid from the container. The shorter half doesn't come off so easily, but using your foot as leverage, you can get the lid to come loose.
The container needs drainage holes to ensure plants don't rot from excessive watering. I used a drill with a 1/4" drill bit to make a few holes through the bottom.
To help with drainage, I put a small layer of pebbles in the bottom. I rinsed these pebbles to remove any dirt.
Now it is time to fill the containers with soil. Funny enough, one of the bags of soil looked like it had some worms go through it as it looked rich with worm castings.
Finally comes the time to transplant the peppers. I'm planting one Serrano Pepper and one Anaheim Pepper. Two plants came with my Anaheim Pepper when I bought it, so I split the two plants apart before I transplanted.
Once these plants get established, I'll snip the tops so they'll grow bushier.
And that's how easy it is to re-purpose a kitty litter container to grow vegetables.

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