Views: 1090, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
Aug 5, 2014 8:24 PM CST
|I have a new potting bench and I want to get new containers for potting soil and soil components i.e perlite, peat moss etc... I have a shelf area 47"w 18"tall, 23" deep to work with. What do you house your potting soil etc in??
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Aug 5, 2014 10:53 PM CST
|Aluminum garbage cans, or the big plastic totes from Walmart.|
Aug 9, 2014 9:14 AM CST
|I use the plastic grocery store bags. Went to the Thrift store and found a nice bedside table with drawers and keep the bags in the drawers. It is easier for me to take out a small bag and the drawers give me a place to hide my little shovel, fertilizer and other plant needs. But I live in a house and do not need to keep a lot inside the house. I only needed a little bit of things for winter care all summer everything is done outside.|
Aug 9, 2014 9:45 PM CST
|I have a garden shed... you know, one of those Rubbermaid jobs. I throw the bags of soil in there until I need soil and then I shovel soil from their bags into plastic buckets with metal handles. Then I take the bucket to where I am potting but when I run out of soil, I have to go back to the shed to get more soil. I know I need a better system.|
Aug 21, 2014 6:53 PM CST
|>> What do you house your potting soil etc in??
I save the original bags (1 or 2 cubic feet, heavy-gauge plastic). If I only fill them back up half-full, they stand on their own after I thump them up and down a few times to settle them and spread the base a bit.
It also helps them "stand up" when I have several in a row supporitng each other, or if they can lean against a wall.
The top half folds over and keeps dust out, and maybe keeps the mix moist a little longer.
I can get a small shovel in FAIRLY easily if I roll the tops down part way. Or I scoop mix out using a laundry detergent jug with the bottom cut off and the cap screwed on. Once the bag is only 1/3rd or 1/4 full, I can lift it easily and pour it out into pots or a wheelbarrow.
A wheelbarrow with heavy-duty steel shelving over it makes a kind of a potting bench, though usually with a slope.
Just because it ISN'T complicated doesn't mean I can't MAKE it complicated!
Weather Links ~ Sunset Zones ~ Degree Days ~~ National Gardening Association
Kitazawa Seeds ~ Tainong Seeds ~~ ATP Member Map ~~ My Blogs ~~ Coop Extension Finder
Seriously Hot Peppers ~~ Seed Library Resources ~~ Piggy Swap Chat #11
|« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Containers forum