How to Plant an Olive Tree in a Container
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In this video Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl shows how easy it is to plant and grow an olive tree in a container. Subscribe to the Garden Girl TV Channel for the latest videos on Urban Sustainable Living. Visit for information on helping you live sustainably. Click here to subscribe to Patti's free magazine Thanks for watching! Distributed by Tubemogul.


Olive trees are the symbols of peace. So I wanted to include olive trees here in my patio container garden. I’ve got three beautiful olive trees right here in front of me. I purchased them from Stark Brothers. They called are Arbequina olive trees and unfortunately they’re only hardy from zone seven through nine and I just missed the mark so I’m going to have to bring these in every fall. Let them live indoors throughout the fall and winter and then bring them outside in the spring. Now these olive trees, they are going to grow to be so tall, 10, 20, even 25 feet tall so I can’t obviously bring in and out a 25-foot tall tree every year but it’s going to take a while before it gets to be that huge and because I know that I’m going to make sure that I continue pruning it. First step for me is to transplant them from their little pots. I ordered the olive tree from Stark Brothers and it comes in this little four inch pot. You can also order a 10-inch pot to go with it but I love my galvanized metal bins and that’s where I’m going to plant them. These galvanized metal bins, I’ve already prepped them. They’ve got all of the drainage holes on the bottom, took a little hammer and nail and just nailed in good number of holes along the bottom then I also added some crushed stone along the bottom, that’s just going to allow for proper drainage. Now I just have to fill it up with some organic soil of course and also some organic fertilizer and my olive plant will be growing and symbolizing peace in my patio container garden. I’m also going to give it a trowel full of organic fertilizer. Great, I’ve got two of my olive trees planted. I’ve just got one more to go but I really hope that you take advantage of this opportunity of purchasing some olive plants, the plant of peace in your patio container garden. I’m Patti Moreno the garden girl. Thanks for watching!