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Ideas for container gardening

Post by lailr » Fri May 22, 2020 8:42 am

So, I'm in the market for containers on the cheap, but free would be better. Planted my garden, but got to ambitious/had to much fun with the seed trays.


What's some ideas for recycled materials, or cheap containers? Be mindful, the wife wouldn't like anything too junky

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by boskone » Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 am

Find someone throwing away pallets and build from that?

Or plastic bins from the local big-box store.

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by woodsghost » Fri May 22, 2020 1:36 pm

My dad started with 5 gallon buckets. I have used those in the past too.

My wife visited the big recycling bins and found stuff people were throwing out.
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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by SCBrian » Fri May 22, 2020 5:00 pm

Firehouse subs sells pickle buckets for just a few dollars with the proceeds going to firemen type charities...
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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by tom q vaxy » Mon May 25, 2020 4:22 am

enlarge the garden???

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by lailr » Tue May 26, 2020 9:15 am

tom q vaxy wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:22 am
enlarge the garden???
Barely got the wife happy with how much I have now. Maybe someday, I have the land for it

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by TacAir » Tue May 26, 2020 7:55 pm

pallets to raised beds. Very well done video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgAqYwFFA8

the follow on vid - also well done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef_TS19TRQg

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by lailr » Wed May 27, 2020 1:59 pm

So, Update if anyone else is wondering. I went to a nursery, and asked if they had any plain, plastic containers I could buy. They directed me to the dumpster and said I could have what I wanted.


And wow! I got probably 30 1-2 gallon conatiners, and 3 that are larger than 5 gallon. So FYI

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by Lambykins » Fri May 29, 2020 11:19 am

lailr wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 1:59 pm
So, Update if anyone else is wondering. I went to a nursery, and asked if they had any plain, plastic containers I could buy. They directed me to the dumpster and said I could have what I wanted.


And wow! I got probably 30 1-2 gallon conatiners, and 3 that are larger than 5 gallon. So FYI
The store I work at sells black plastic containers that our floral dept receives the bouquets in. A measly $1 each. 2 to 3 gallon size.
Some stores give them away, ask the floral dept. at a local grocery or check out local florists.
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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by Evan the Diplomat » Fri May 29, 2020 11:24 pm

You don't need no stinkin' buckets for container gardening. CanYAlove.org has tons of great ideas from sack gardens, to vericle growing cyclinder and hanging gardens of non-Babylonian water bottles.

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Re: Ideas for container gardening

Post by tom q vaxy » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:07 am

lailr wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:15 am
tom q vaxy wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 4:22 am
enlarge the garden???
Barely got the wife happy with how much I have now. Maybe someday, I have the land for it
as soon as she sees the bountiful crop come in she'll be on-board. just you wait and see!

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