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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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Name: Sandy
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ilovejesus99
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.

Name: Anne
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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!
Name: Linda
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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
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

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Name: Linda
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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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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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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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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
May 1, 2014 3:58 PM CST
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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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ilovejesus99
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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Name: Sandy
Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Zone 9b)
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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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