I thought I would introduce myself here: My name is Chris and I live in a rented house in Los Angeles, CA.
Because we rent and we have a small yard dominated by a large avocado tree, I'm forced to garden with containers.
I decided to go the 5 Gallon food-grade bucket route. My entire budget is less than $200.
I got myself an EasyBloom sensor and hunted for the best spot in the garden. Attached are my best results. I plane to continue using the sensor to monitor the garden for light, watering and fertilizing. I have to say, this thing seems amazing! Does anyone else use anything like it? It almost seems like cheating
I built myself a raised "rack" for the buckets to keep them off the lawn and limit the grass from growing up through the buckets. I used coated deck screws and I will seal this wood and paint it a dark brown to protect it as much as possible and keep it somewhat good looking.
I got some food-grade buckets from Home Depot and started some seeds for a fall/winter garden.
I'll keep you guys posted with progress along the way. Any comments and suggestions are welcomed!