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Briarwoods photos
Joined: 3/16/2006
Location: Let's Go Mets!!
Posts: 1207
Posted: May/04/2006 7:16 PM PST

Ooo..Oooo..Home depot has 5 gallon buckets for $3.50 each!
Daisy
Joined: 7/09/2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4557
Posted: May/04/2006 7:37 PM PST

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Originally posted by Briarwoods
They have 5 gallon peat pots?


They sure do! I guess the use them for trees.
Daisy
Joined: 7/09/2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4557
Posted: May/04/2006 7:42 PM PST

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Originally posted by ncgardengirl
Old wheel barrels make great planters,


Where I used to live before, I had planted a portable herb garden in an old wheelbarrow. I had some cherry tomatoes in there too! Since the property was so shady, sun was at a premium. I basically moved the wheelbarrow around to chase the sun!
sassypickles blog photos
Joined: 4/05/2007
Location: Cayuga
Posts: 23
Posted: Apr/05/2007 9:42 PM PST

I have found a real cheap container for starting plants. Beer or pop can flat boxes they hold 4-6 packs and are 2 or 2 1/2 inches Line with plactic works Great as a flat..
TalbotWard photos
Joined: 4/12/2007
Location: Roseville, MI
Posts: 1
Posted: Apr/12/2007 6:31 AM PST

Has anyone tried 5 gallon buckets? I have a bunch from work and was thinking of using them for tomatoes and peppers.
butterfly1 photos
Joined: 3/17/2006
Location: Aiken SC
Posts: 552
Posted: Apr/12/2007 11:39 AM PST

I have seen veggies planted in old tires stacked on top of each other too. Paint them white and absorb the heat.
dove45 photos
Joined: 1/29/2006
Location: Oliver B.C. Canada
Posts: 424
Posted: Apr/13/2007 9:12 AM PST

We have some old propane bottles that my hubby is going to cut in half and I am going to use them just for flowers. We haul in scrap for recyling so my dear hubby is always showing me something and asking if it would work for the garden or the flowers. He has barrels that had something in them not sure what but will make good planters for flowers also. I am looking for something for my potatoes so I do not have to take up garden space. I even have thought of using a pickup box for something but that did not go over very well. LOL.
butterfly1 photos
Joined: 3/17/2006
Location: Aiken SC
Posts: 552
Posted: Apr/30/2007 7:03 AM PST

You can also make a garden caterpillar out of them. I've seen Walter Reeves make one on tv. Really cute. You may want to search and see if you can find one.
butterfly1 photos
Joined: 3/17/2006
Location: Aiken SC
Posts: 552
Posted: Apr/30/2007 7:04 AM PST

Disregard last comment system doing funky things.
idealady
Joined: 5/03/2007
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2
Posted: May/03/2007 1:24 PM PST

I used a couple styrofoam coolers for my tomatoes one year. They weren't pretty, but they were very light weight and cheap.

Patricia
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