Have a Bucket Handy: The wonderful yet underrated five gallon bucket!

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Have a Bucket Handy

By goldfinch4
December 28, 2013

I always carry a 5 gallon bucket with a handle into the garden with me. I keep plant tie-wraps twisted onto the handle in case I need them. On the way to the garden, the bucket holds my tools. On my way back from the garden, it holds the weeds and spent flowers.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 27, 2013 8:21 PM CST

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It's one of my favorite tools for the garden, and the one always left out of "Top 10 Garden Tools" lists. Smiling
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Dec 28, 2013 12:46 AM CST
I agree My 5 gal buckets are usually used for catching the cold water that comes out of the shower before the warm water comes. Then the bucket of water goes out to the garden to water the plants. Sometimes the buckets don't make it back to the shower and the person naked in the shower feels guilty having wasted the clean cold water down the drain...(usually my hubby, though maybe he doesn't feel as guilty as me... Whistling )
Yes, we need to get more 5 gal buckets enough to distribute thru out areas where they are needed...
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Dec 28, 2013 7:22 AM CST
I agree Dave. One can never have enough 5 gal. buckets and I'd be lost without mine. I even found a padded rotating seat (kind of like a lazy Susan) that you can put on top of a 5 gal. bucket to make a stool. It works fantastic! http://accessiblehunter.blogspot.com/2012/09/ground-blind-bu...

Bev, that sounds like a good idea, but I'd be the one leaving the bucket outside. Smiling
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Dec 28, 2013 9:09 AM CST
I agree that there are endless uses for buckets and the lids!!! I recently used the lid as a water tray for a lemon tree that needed protection from the cold in the garage.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Dec 28, 2013 9:12 AM CST
Great idea for the bucket seat too!
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plantladylin
Dec 28, 2013 11:25 AM CST
Great tip Chris and thanks so much for the link showing the cushions ... I might just have to make one for my bucket, it sure would be a lot more comfortable than the hard plastic! We've been using 5 gal buckets in the garden for a long time; always have a ready supply because my husband buys salt for the aquarium in big 5 gallon buckets. I have one bucket tucked away on the back deck that I use to fill with water and plant food when I need to fertilize plants. There's another one hiding beneath a shrub that I use for a stool when weeding; I sit on the stool and pile the weeds to the side until I'm done and then put them in the bucket for disposal. My husband has always used a bucket for a stool in the garage when he's working on stuff.
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