Here are this summer’s plants, and good luck to them!
Last year’s strawberry buckets just have some holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, but this year’s tomato and pepper plants have a fancy drainage system devised by my friend. Each bucket is set down into another bucket, with a space (reservoir) between them into which the PVC pipe goes (there’s a little elbow on the bottom of the PVC pipe). You water through the PVC pipe, and the plants “drink” from the bottom up. There’s a drainage hole for excess water to escape. Pretty clever; I take no credit.
Let’s hope for a pleasant summer and not the hellish heat we’ve been told to expect after the exceedingly long, cold winter. Hurray for New England!