Seeds forum: Bin for indoor sowing and potting up

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Mar 6, 2011 8:39 AM CST
I bought this bin at a local gardening supply store, but have seen them in some of the seed catalogues and Lee Valley. It is awesome! I usually do my indoor seed starting in my furnace room, where my seedstarting shelves/lights are. The bin keeps things tidy.Thumb of 2011-03-06/Joannabanana/c8659b
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 6, 2011 8:41 AM CST
There's a little removable shelf that holds seed packages, markers and labels. The cell trays fit perfect in it, which reduces the spillageThumb of 2011-03-06/Joannabanana/3484a9
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 6, 2011 8:42 AM CST
I will move it out to the greenhouse for potting-up stuff.Thumb of 2011-03-06/Joannabanana/8f797f
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 6, 2011 9:29 AM CST

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That's really nice. I've never seen them locally, though I have seen them in catalogues. I guess I'm too cheap to pay for both the tray and postage.

Karen
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
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Perennialgirl
Mar 6, 2011 10:53 AM CST
The bins are great. I have one that I bought from T&T seeds except it is outside...lol! Mine doesn't have the removable top.
Name: Franklin Troiso
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herbie43
Mar 7, 2011 7:40 AM CST
joanna - that is a great thing to have. no matter how much i try to be neat when it comes to starting seeds i always end up getting the potting mix on the floor and all over the table.

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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jul 10, 2011 6:39 PM CST

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I use a cement-mixing bin that I bought at our local big-box store. It's about 6" deep, and about 20" x 16". It was only about 8 or 9 dollars, and makes it really easy to moisten a large amount of potting mix at one time. Also is big enough to fill my pots without dirt going everywhere!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 11, 2011 5:38 PM CST

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I have one of the under the bed storage boxes.. it's long enough to fit a flat on the right and keep my medium to the left.. room for spill over too.. it's a godsend!!
Name: Bev
Garner, NC 7b
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tggfisk
Jul 11, 2011 10:55 PM CST
That looks like one of those 'why didn't I think of that?' things. I completely need one. Thanks for posting the picture.
Name: Charlie
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hementia
Aug 1, 2011 5:15 PM CST
I use the bottom drawers out of discarded electric stoves
They work real well for me
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Aug 2, 2011 7:23 PM CST

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What a great use for recycling materials, Charlie! I love that idea....
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 2, 2011 7:27 PM CST

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Charlie, how often do you wear out stoves? Hilarious! I've had the same one for 28 years. I might have a long wait for that drawer. (Shows how little I cook!)

Karen
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 2, 2011 8:23 PM CST

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oh Karen just sign up for freecycle!!... bet you can get some easy
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 3, 2011 5:05 AM CST

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I need to get rid of all the junk and clutter in this house, not collect more!

I use a big old flat serving tray when I plant. It's length is just about an inch shorter than a flat. When filling the edge of a flat, I just need to slide it an inch left or right. And it works great for planting pots.

I also do my planting in my ugly unfinished basement so no big deal if I spill stuff. I just sweep it up from the concrete floor easily. When planting in summer I do it on a small table in the yard, under the shade of a tree.

Karen

Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Aug 3, 2011 5:06 AM CST

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I cheated this year and used a pop up tent for shade

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