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Save Your Back Potting

By mcash70
November 29, 2013

When we replaced our laundry tub several years ago, hubby asked whether I had any use for it. Right away I said yes, it would be very handy for mixing my potting soil and filling the pots in the shed. A small garden spade is great for mixing as I sometimes combine two or more different types of planting media. I add water and mix until just damp, then fill the pots without a big mess everywhere, and it is easy on my back. The tub, being lightweight, can also be taken outside on a nice day.

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Name: greene
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greene
Nov 28, 2013 8:04 PM CST
Great job of re-purposing. Keeping it neat too.
When harvest time comes it will be a handy place to rinse of excess soil.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 28, 2013 8:47 PM CST
Thanks Green! I tip my hat to you.
For those that grow veggies that is another great use for the old tub! Thumbs up
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Nov 28, 2013 9:44 PM CST
I could use one of those Margaret. Thumbs up Great use for that. Big Grin
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 28, 2013 9:53 PM CST
Great idea! I am thinking I need a laundry tub. Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 28, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Thank you Linda and Cheryl! I tip my hat to you.

The inexpensive tubs only cost about $25.00 at Home Depot, maybe less at Lowe's, we don't have those here, yet! Green Grin!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2013 5:49 AM CST
Nice repurposing idea, Margaret. When I do a lot of potting, all that stooping and bending starts to be a real pain (literally). I have used a wheelbarrow or garden cart for this purpose, but that's still a little too low. :)
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Nov 29, 2013 6:34 AM CST
Love that old tub! It has many more years of use left in it and it looks like the perfect size for mixing.

I can just imagine what it is thinking... "I spent all those years getting dirt out of things, now I get it all dumped back in me!" Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 29, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Vickie Rolling on the floor laughing

Great idea Margaret! Hurray! Now I just need to get one someday! Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 29, 2013 10:23 AM CST
Thanks all, glad you like my idea for potting and thanks for all the thumbs. I tip my hat to you.

Vickie! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Thank you Pirl and Susan for the acorns. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Dec 1, 2013 8:50 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the thumbs! I tip my hat to you.

Rick, thank you for the Acorn ! I tip my hat to you. Smiling

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