Containers forum: Dollar Store Colander

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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 10, 2017 7:40 AM CST
Another dollar store conversion they call it a colander/strainer.
I picked up a few of these about 8" wide and 4" deep and already has holes in it.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 18, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Those are handy to cover small plants and seed sowings from critters.
Sometimes I winter sow directly into containers and use a colander to protect the sowing.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jun 18, 2017 5:31 PM CST
I've bought several different ones to use as containers. So far the only one that's actually been put to use for a plant is a wire contraption that came from Wal-Mart. It was sold as a colander, but, to me, it's more like an oblong rectangle strainer with fold-up handles. It was inexpensive and has worked well for one of the clearance orchids.
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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jun 18, 2017 5:48 PM CST
In the hanging in the background of the orchard is that a hard-hat like worn in a construction area ?
Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jun 18, 2017 5:55 PM CST
herrwood said:In the hanging in the background of the orchard is that a hard-hat like worn in a construction area ?


Yes. Rescued from a garbage dump. Fiberglass.
Donald
Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Sempervivums Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
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herrwood
Jun 18, 2017 6:06 PM CST
Good idea , wish I would have thought of that before I threw mine out.
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