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Save Those Tree Containers

By Seedfork
June 1, 2014

Hate to roll the heavy wheelbarrow out when you need a large container for clean-up work?

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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
May 31, 2014 6:09 PM CST
I always manage to snag a few for cheap at one particular nursery. For the prices big pots cost they can be painted too. I had a brugs get big and no way I was going to drop $75-100 on a pretty pot. This one was a little sloppy but after some thief stole a potted plant from my mom's porch last year I was a little hasty with my anger.

Weighs about 100lbs. with the bottom half filled with broken bricks. (the stolen pot was easily 40lbs. and someone walked away with it on a sunny Sunday afternoon)

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
May 31, 2014 8:10 PM CST
I have several of them and use them all the time when I weed.
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Name: Greene
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greene
May 31, 2014 8:35 PM CST
I agree , I started using these several years ago, mostly because the native soil was not good. One can sit comfortably and get the gardening tasks accomplished. These are good for the elderly and for people with physical limitations. They are also good for young children just learning to garden as they are a good height for 3 - 5 year olds.

One bonus to planting in these taller containers is that the rabbits cannot reach all the goodies. More strawberries for me!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
May 31, 2014 9:23 PM CST
I've 6 of the extra large nursery black pot "tubs" that I use for containers of flowers. I've one medium black nursery pot I use for flowers.

I've trug tubs (with handles) that I use for hauling stuff to and from and for my tools, etc....
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Claudia
Jun 1, 2014 8:24 AM CST
I no longer put plants in planters but have kept a few of the larger ones and use them. So much easier then a wheel barrow or even a trash bag.
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Jun 1, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Good idea. In addition, I have always had way to many smaller ( 1 gallon) plastic pots. Somehow I just could not throw them away. Then, I finally found a solution: I donate them to Michigan State Hidden Lake Gardens. Turns out they propagate many of the dwarf conifer collection and are always in need of pots!

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