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Easy Way To Store Plastic Pots

By Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014

I have tons and tons of plastic pots of all sizes and was running out of room on shelves to store them. I hit on the idea of using rebar and it works perfectly.

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Apr 30, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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RickCorey
Apr 30, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Having just picked up dozens of pots that tipped over on my porch, I think you're a genius.

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Xeramtheum
Apr 30, 2014 8:16 PM CST
Thanks .. Lol ... Rick, chasing after escaping plastic pots on windy days is what prompted me to find a better solution!
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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
Apr 30, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Thanks .. Lol ... Rick, chasing after escaping plastic pots on windy days is what prompted me to find a better solution!


Just picked 1 up yesterday and this will save so much space in my garage Thank You! Thank You!
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Gymgirl
May 1, 2014 1:23 PM CST
I just cleaned excess plastic buckets from my side yard last week for heavy trash pickup. I decided to keep all of the larger-than-10-gallon black plastic pots, cause, well, you just never know. I was trying to figure out how to keep them neater looking than they are now, and how to keep the WATER from pooling in them.

I think you're a genius, too! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Thanks!
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quietyard
May 1, 2014 3:35 PM CST
Hurray! Fantastic idea... Thank You! Big Grin Now if I can just figure out how to pound anything a foot deep in our rock hard desert soils !
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014 3:42 PM CST
Linda if you take one of those hose sprayers that has the 'jet/power wash' capability you can just point it at the ground and the water will dig a pretty nice starter hole for you.
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quietyard
May 1, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Never tried that Anne , thank you for that additional tip. Thumbs up
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014 3:49 PM CST
Lol .. yeah they work great .. used to drive my parents batty when I was a kid cause I'd constantly be 'diggin holes' with the hose.
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May 1, 2014 3:58 PM CST
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May 1, 2014 4:50 PM CST
Xeramtheum said:Lol .. yeah they work great .. used to drive my parents batty when I was a kid cause I'd constantly be 'diggin holes' with the hose.


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plantladylin
May 1, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Thank You! Anne for this great tip! I love this idea for keeping bunches of pots organized, neatly stacked and keeping rain water out! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014 5:05 PM CST
You're welcome!
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SRMc207
May 3, 2014 6:12 AM CST
Xeramtheum said:Linda if you take one of those hose sprayers that has the 'jet/power wash' capability you can just point it at the ground and the water will dig a pretty nice starter hole for you.


and if you make repetitive passes, you can eventually get a hole big enough to plant a shrub. I leave a hose with nozzle sprayer out while I am in the yard all day & run over every couple of hours. we have red clay here in upstate SC.
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ilovejesus99
May 3, 2014 11:50 AM CST
I am going to put them behind my A/C I think as I want
To use all the space I have. Or when my compost bin is finished I will put them right beside it

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