Containers forum: can i grow in a galvanized metal bucket?

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Name: ken balandran
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munozk
Aug 8, 2013 8:56 PM CST
can i grow in a galvanized metal bucket? is it safe....I was thinking of growing my green onions I agree
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purpleinopp
Aug 9, 2013 6:27 AM CST
I don't know about the edible-safety of that, which is probably what you're asking. But for growing anything (assuming it will be ouside,) does it have a hole in it?
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Name: ken balandran
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munozk
Aug 9, 2013 10:54 AM CST
yea...I put some in it
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chelle
Aug 9, 2013 11:38 AM CST
Hi, Ken. Welcome! to ATP.

I grow in those metal tubs, but only in the shade. I've tried them in sunny spots with poor results. Since onions need a lot of sun a metal tub might not be the best container for them. I think the sun shining on metal just heats the soil too much and fries the roots of whatever it's holding. Those big plastic yard waste collection tubs with rope handles work well in a sunny spot. They're fairly inexpensive for their size and if treated gently will last several years.

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chelle
Aug 9, 2013 11:40 AM CST
Sorry, Ken. We cross posted.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 11, 2013 4:40 PM CST

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Hi Ken, and Welcome! to ATP.
I think you could grow your green onions in it if you place it in morning sun only.
Where is Glendora? I see it is zone 10a.
Maybe you can show us a photo of where you were thinking of placing the tub?
Name: ken balandran
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munozk
Aug 16, 2013 5:57 PM CST
its in the foothills of LA....but I put my butternut squash in there and they love it Hurray!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 16, 2013 6:52 PM CST

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Yes, the squash would love that heat. Would love to see a photo of it. Hurray!
What kind of squash?

You live not far from where I grew up. Smiling
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Aug 17, 2013 6:30 PM CST
I grew carrots in those big tubs because we have such red clay here.
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webesemps
Aug 17, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Arlene, how "bountiful" and "colorful" your new avatar looks!! Drooling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 17, 2013 7:05 PM CST

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That sure is a beautiful avatar. Did all of that come from your garden Arlene?
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abhege
Aug 17, 2013 8:33 PM CST
Yes, from our garden. The ironic thing is, it's not enough to make going to market worthwhile so we had to find people to share with. That would seem easy but you'd be surprised how many people are not used to eating fresh vegetables. DH ended up chopping most of the peppers and freezing. The eggplant will probably end up in the compost pile. At least I can reconcile that it will be still doing some good.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 17, 2013 10:07 PM CST

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Look what you can do with eggplant:
http://www.ehow.com/how_7772596_freeze-eggplant-rollatini.ht...

Yummmmm.
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abhege
Aug 18, 2013 9:17 AM CST
Okay, you've convinced me to try some oday!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 18, 2013 2:33 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! You will love it. And think about it, you can be eating this wonderful dish this winter. Yummmmmmmmm Lovey dubby
Name: ken balandran
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munozk
Aug 21, 2013 1:41 PM CST

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here's my butternut...I am not sure who to thin out???
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Aug 21, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Butternuts are pretty big vines, aren't they? I'd say cut off at the soil line (don't pull) the weakest-looking one now, and then in a week or so, choose another to cut away...leaving just the healthiest one to grow on to maturity.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 21, 2013 3:07 PM CST

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I agree with Chelle.
The one in the middle looks like a good dispose of candidate.
Name: ken balandran
Chino (Zone 10a)
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munozk
Aug 21, 2013 4:35 PM CST
thank you ...I have a cage around the tub ....may I ask why do I cut and not pull I am just wondering
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 21, 2013 4:52 PM CST

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Just so you don't disturb the roots of the other plant/plants. That could cause them some stress.

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