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A Nice Place To Sit While Weeding

By Ridesredmule
June 1, 2012

I use an old metal milk crate to sit on when I pull weeds. It is a lot better than squatting or on your knees. Paint it so that you can find it easily in your yard. Plastic milk crates would probably work too.

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chelle
May 31, 2012 6:08 PM CST
I've only ever had the heavy-duty plastic ones, but they worked great. Big Grin

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vic
May 31, 2012 6:26 PM CST
GREAT idea Charleen and I love the color of yours Hurray! Thumbs up
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ssgardener
May 31, 2012 6:49 PM CST
Me too! Well, I use the plastic kind, but they work really well. They're also good for carrying a bunch of tools around.
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May 31, 2012 9:48 PM CST
vic said:GREAT idea Charleen and I love the color of yours Hurray! Thumbs up


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Ridesredmule
Jun 1, 2012 7:08 AM CST
Girls, I inherited these metal milk crates from my Mom. she used them too!!! I sure do love mine and use it about everyday. Getting too old to bend and squat... Rolling on the floor laughing
I spray painted the crate. Thank you all...
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2012 7:55 AM CST
Charleen: What a wonderful tip, and I love that cobalt blue color ... now I need to find me one of those crates!!
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KyWoods
Jun 1, 2012 8:26 AM CST
Yes, pretty! Did they used to make them from metal?
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Ridesredmule
Jun 1, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Wal Mart 99Cent paint is what i used. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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crittergarden
Jun 1, 2012 2:31 PM CST
I've gained at least 70 pounds since I started using a plastic milk crate for a stool.....
Milk crate cracked!
Rolling my eyes.
Now I use a 5g bucket.

DO love your blue crate, though!
I remember the metal ones, but haven't been able to find any.
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plantladylin
Jun 1, 2012 2:53 PM CST
hmm ... we have lots of 5 gal buckets in the garage that my husband gets sea salt in for the aquarium. I use one for fertilizing my plants and he always uses one for a seat when he's working on something in the garage. I think I'm going to paint one cobalt blue and use it for a garden "weedin" seat! Green Grin!
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Ridesredmule
Jun 1, 2012 4:06 PM CST
There you go!!!!! Got to take it easy on ourselves. The ground can get hard if we land wrong....
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LindaTX8
Jun 1, 2012 5:11 PM CST
KyWoods said:Yes, pretty! Did they used to make them from metal?

Yes!. When I was a kid, milk (and other things) used to be delivered to the houses in glass bottles and the milk crates the milkmen used were metal. I'm not old, mind you, just a senior! Rolling my eyes.
I have some plastic crates that are pretty good, but eventually parts can crack as they get older. I collected some from around a closed convenience store years ago. No company ever came to pick them up, so I figured recycling them was better than them sitting out there. I have one old metal milk crate that DH had for years at his former business.Wish I had more! They don't ever wear out.
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plantladylin
Jun 2, 2012 7:46 AM CST
LindaTX8 said: I have one old metal milk crate that DH had for years at his former business.Wish I had more! They don't ever wear out.

The 5 gal buckets hold up for a long time but the wider crates would make for a much more comfortable seat! My husband sometimes uses a recycle bin as a stool when working in the garage, but I don't think the county would appreciate me prettying up one of their containers for use as a garden stool ... although it is meant for recycling and I would be recycling it. Smiling I even have some weather resistant fabric left over from when we recovered old rattan patio furniture a few years ago that I could use to make a nice, cushy seat cushion for my stool. :whistling:

The only thing is recycle bins are a bit too short for me ... I'd prefer something just a tad taller so I need to think of recycling something else or find one of those metal milk crates!!

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Ridesredmule
Jun 2, 2012 4:16 PM CST
I need to take a picture of the larger Milk container I have. It is metal too. Maybe I'll find a date on it. I know Mama has had these for as long as I can remember. Yep, Sitting down to garden is the "way to go."

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sewNsow
Jun 4, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Yep,I concur,sitting down to garden beats kneeling.I've been doing it for years & have used different things which are tucked into different parts of the garden.There is a big clay pot with the broad base & a purchased rocking type seat & more than 1 of my favs,the little Rubbermaid stools.I like the stools because with the legs they are easy to situate in the planted beds.Ha ha,my little cement fisher boy is now sitting on the metal milk crate by the pond.
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Ridesredmule
Jun 4, 2012 3:42 PM CST
Way to go!!!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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doragone
Jun 5, 2012 8:33 PM CST
my best yard buddy is not as pretty, but it is way comfortable and has gotten me through many a season of weeding on my five acre lot.Thumb of 2012-06-06/doragone/16ba01
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vic
Jun 6, 2012 3:12 AM CST
Beautiful gardens and love your cushions too Hurray! Thumbs up
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KyWoods
Jun 6, 2012 7:18 AM CST
I agree
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Ridesredmule
Jun 6, 2012 8:21 AM CST
Hey!!! It works, that is main thing.... Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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