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Those cat litter square buckets about 3 gallons are really nice. They have a half lid at the top. You can even cut them in half and have two containers
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I still have a few of those cat litter buckets, and my last cat died two and a half years ago. Tsammi, Tsammi, RIP. le sigh. I use those buckets for carrying compost, for mixing up potting soil, storing heavy stuff like rocks and shells, and for keeping amendments like peat moss from drying out too much. I think I have charcoal in one of them now, too. Always humid here and we're coming into 'cane season so some dry charcoal and tinder is a good thing.

My oldest cat litter bucket still in continual use is just for rock storage now because at around 12 years old and outside all the time, the plastic is crazed and brittle. The anoles don't seem to mind, and the rocks are very patient. Geodes in that one, I think.

I used to be able to get food grade 55 gallon barrels for $15. Long drive away though. I had one as a vermicompost tumbling bin, one as a kennel for a dog who liked shelter while I was working outside, and one sliced down in thirds for two bowl planters and one ring edger. Bright blue and matched my Greek isles painted doors.

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Call your local landscape installer. They have tons of containers left after installing landscape plants. They may be happy to save some of the larger size containers for you. Heck, take um a tomato and smile, that will do it! :D

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Free 5 gallon buckets at Jason's Deli guys. They wash them with bleach but you can clean that out.

They were used for pickles, if you talk to the manager he can probably save you some before they were bleached too :)

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Okay, raided my local FireHouse subs and they had them yay! I of course now smell like pickles.

Next target: Jason's Deli ...

If you work in an office building, keep an eye on the dumpster area and make friends with the staff - when plants and containers are tossed in office cleanouts and upgrades - free pots and plants!

My tip - stalk the local hardware megastores. I found some great expensive heavy wood suitable for use in the container garden in the scrap bin. Too long and heavy for practical use but at most places they'll give you one cut free ... Make plant risers or just block off areas for putting in containers.
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So it looks like Jersey Mikes Subs uses pickles out of #10 cans (tossed - no enforced business recycling here) and banana peppers out of 1 gal screw top jars if that's what you're looking for.
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Source: Furniture and appliance stores - high end, locally owned.

If your community doesn't mandate recycling, these shops might not choose to pay for the recycling necessary for their waste. I phoned one earlier in the day and they said I could have all of the pallets, crating material, and cardboard I like.

I've seen folks scavenging pallets there all the time, but some of the stuff is totally ignored. More for me! Light, pine, solid - usable for me.
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I have used two five gallon buckets to make a self watering system. Works great. It uses the same design as the "Earth Bucket" system. You can just type in "Make you own Earth Bucket" or "Self watering plant container" on Youtube.com and it will give you some great ideas. :) It is also fairly inexpensive to make.
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Woo, free milk crate!

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Q: I see you have a broken milk crate there - what do you guys do with them?

A: Oh, we just throw them away.

Q: Can I have it?

A: Sure.
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My girlfriend works at Wal-Mart in the bakery and they throw out errr... Claims out? 10 or so 5 gallon buckets and another 5-10 1/2 gallon buckets. She gives them away to anybody who wants them

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When we first moved into our house my mom nagged for a garden. Since we wanted a private garden dad made a roof garden using old concrete molds used at construction sites. We had to clean them real well. But they hold up just right the size is resonable. I don't think they cost him cuz the construction contracter wanted to get rid of them.


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I really lucked up here.... my local landscape place was going out of business, they had a HUGE pile of 5 gallon buckets, I was in bucket heaven, it was as if the pile of buckets reach to the sky, lol. I now am the happy owner of a few of these buckets with holes in the bottom of them for drainage!! My veggies are luvin it!! :D

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Uh....if I might ask, what do you line the milk crate with, in order to hold the dirt in?
Tilde wrote:Woo, free milk crate!

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Q: I see you have a broken milk crate there - what do you guys do with them?

A: Oh, we just throw them away.

Q: Can I have it?

A: Sure.

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Duets wrote:Uh....if I might ask, what do you line the milk crate with, in order to hold the dirt in?
Tilde wrote:Woo, free milk crate!

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Q: I see you have a broken milk crate there - what do you guys do with them?

A: Oh, we just throw them away.

Q: Can I have it?

A: Sure.
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Just get a white garbage bag and put the black container inside the white bag. Now both sides are inclused and just add dirt. I put all my seed starting oxes in white plastic bags. Its east to add a small drain hole if you need one!
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Reusing container gardens without moss or algae

Local garden center says have to solarize the soil, air out, bleach, etc the containers and start over every year. Sounds labor intensive. Do any of you simply add soil amendments and reuse the " earth boxes" year after year? Lazy gardener
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My grandma and I both use mineral buckets brought to my mother's greenhouse by local cattle farmers...they are huge! Perfect size for tomatoes, peppers, cukes, zuchini, etc. I'm trying potatoes and onions this year in them as well. Just drill several holes in the bottom for drainage.

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Not to change the old subject, but speaking of inexpenisive ideas, i use a clear storage container to germinate my seed. It is like a seed starter but bigger and around the same price. i put my seeds in styromfoam cups with my seed starting medium, put them into the container upside down and fogetaboutit. hehe
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But one thing I haven't seen mentioned yet is burlap sacks.

What I did was I found a local coffee roaster and discovered that they roast their beans once a week on Tuesdays. So on Tuesday afternoon I drop by the coffee roasters and ask if they have any burlap sacks I can have. Usually you can get a few for free. Some coffee roasters just throw them out, so by using them in your garden you are re-purposing the by-products of commerce.

They will bio-degrade over time, but should last at least a few seasons before becoming too gross. They can also hold a lot of soil, I filled mine with 2 cu. ft. of soil each, and the sacks aren't even half way full.

I would be curious to see if you could use them to grow potatoes, adding soil to the sack as the potatoes green shoots grow taller. Has anyone tried this?
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Sorry if I missed this elsewhere, but the cool thing about Firehouse subs is that when you buy the pickle bucket for two dollars, the money goes to charity.

Win-win

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$3.50

Menard's is selling cheap 12" diameter self-watering containers for $3.50. They've been on clearance there for the past month. I just picked up a few more three days ago.

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PatioFarms wrote:I'm a bit new at container / patio gardening so I'm working on the cheap so as to keep my up front costs from exceeding production until I get a good working system figured out and documented in my logs.

As the old saying goes, you always have to buy the learning curve up front.

That said, I picked up some market strawberries the other day and after cleaning'em, I tossed the containers and the tops into the trash out of habit.

Ok settle down....I don't compost yet and I rescued the containers because it suddenly dawned on me that they could make excellent seed starting mini-greenhouses. They are clear, durable, re-close easily and are the width of a typical windowsill.

I taped over the drainage slots in the bottom and then put a few of my own holes in the bottom panel with a hot paper clip. Just straighten out the long side of a paperclip and heat with a lighter or candle... Works great

As for Composting, well I'm an apartment dweller with limited space so I haven't yet figured out how or where to make a composter. Suggestions about in the proper forum I'm sure so I'm off there not.

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Hi everybody, I'm new to the forum and experimenting with gardening. I got some insteresting ideas from the NET to use containers. I like the idea of the 5-gallon buckets. I work in building maintenance and get a lot of those containers so I'm going to start my container garden. For now I used a 55 gallon barrel and modified it for planting.

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Those blue Ikea bags are food grade plastic and are not very water retentive. They are really cheap if you think of what you get by volume.
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Wow, thanks for sharing your find and idea.
I always look for cheap ways to accomplish container gardening as well and have even found some on the roads, amazing how many people throw or lose buckets on the highways.
Since a lot of my container gardening is done indoors and I don't have to worry about heat or BHP leaking as much, I tend to reuse a lot of plastic containers that we normally send to the recycle bin. Soda/water bottles, the plastic containers that hold lettuce and strawberries work great since they are all ready for soak watering from beneath.
I have also made some creative designs with milk cartons as seen below.
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Container gardening is lots of fun and there are so many ways to do it and be creative with it.

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Thank you so much for this wonderful idea.

Good, big container are expensive so I've been scratching my head on how to keep the cost of my gardening down. I can get one of those containers here for $3.

Right now I am clapping with joy.

Thank you!!!!

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Funny someone should bring up an inexpensive germinating greenhouse thing-just today I looked in some of my seed flats (sounds fancy, but they are just plastic food containers with lids and a bunch of holes punched in the bottom). I had put the lids on and put them on my fire escape, thinking anything that was going to come up would have already. Well, I was wrong about that. Something came up, and since there is only the condyle leaves plus really, really long stems as they have been eagerly seeking light I'm not sure what. I put thyme in there, but when it didn't come up I put some mystery seeds, Nigella, rose, and-this is most likely-Italian parsley. I pricked them all out and put them in a good size pot since they are tap root plants. I'll let you know when I do, but if they are IP now I know how to get them to come up! Funny thing is that just today I sowed some (soaked overnight first) in another soil mix-I thought they were displeased with my last attempt. I'm putting a lid on that sucker right now! :lol:
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Hi fellow gardeners!

I've been using 105 count Clorox wipes containers as a reservoir with a 32 oz Dannon yogurt container inserted into it, which holds the mix. A polyester cord or shoe lace serves as a wick. Here's my page showing how:

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This is good for pepper / tomato seedlings. I just plant 3 seeds directly. I pick the strongest. Then I let it grow undisturbed until planting time. This is good for an urban gardener who might only grow 6 to 12 peppers / tomatoes.

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I have an indoor container that houses some plants and was planning on using some clear plastic water jugs that are about 5.5 inches in diameter and 8 inches deep. I asked if my room mate would pick up a can of spray paint while I was at work so I could paint them when I got home but he picked a primer paint that doesn't stick to plastic very well. Then took the liberty of painting them for me. Now I don't have anything for my plants.

I need some ideas for some pots that fit these dimensions, 5.5" diameter, 8" height. I am growing Strawberries, an alpine variety. If that's too large of a pot, I'd really appreciate it if I could get some ideas for an ideal size.

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So as a restaurant industry worker, I can agree that restaurants are a great place to hit up! Some of the really high-end places here sell their big wooden wine crates for $5 instead of sending them back to the seller, and buckets are always around. Sometime's you can get great finds at non-chain places, too. Burlap bags, big tin/aluminum buckets and cans (lightweight and shiiiiny), and often enough the 40-60gal wheeled storage containers, since our health dept requires we change them out often.

Restaurants that are just opening/ closing are awesome if you're willing to do some DIY and build containers...we had food-safe treated wood tables that we sold off for $3 each when we updated, and when restaurants in my work's district go out of business, it's usually possible to buy decor (pots etc) and minor cookware (like big bowls and storage tubs) for a couple dollars from the guys stripping it...less work for them! Especially since often the buyers have to clean up after the last folks.

I'm sure my new neighbors will be a bit nonplussed by the assortment of containers on my porch, though... pride- of place will be old stoneware jars with badly painted blueberries from the thrift shop's no-good curb :)

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I'm a baker for Tim Horton's - THE Canadian donut chain. Hit up a Timmy's for fondant buckets. I don't think they're quite 5 gallons, as it's labelled by weight, but I plan on doing tomatoes and peppers in them. BTW, a new bucket is 45 lbs, so these are pretty strong buckets! They also have tightly-fitting snap-on lids, so they're also great for dry goods like rice or flour, dog food, driveway salt, etc.
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I so enjoyed all you had written Lehcar, smiling away too. I felt I was there with you. :D

Really good idea's from everyone regarding free containers. I had never thought about asking for any in stores. I will be going on a hunt as soon as I can. :D

I did though hold on tight to a large recycling green box that was given by the local council. Bins were eventually given, much better for sure. But the green plastic box is ideal for growing potatoes in :D and also I managed to get another two :D (don't ask) :roll: :lol: , those now hold onions and carrots.
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Containers, as it turns out - have become the absolute least of my worries. As you can see from the following images, I have no lack of them. The problem has become more one of creating enough quality soil to fill them with...

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The sources of these 'containers' range from my diminutive Suzuki Swift automobile, not to mention garden tractors - all the way up to a CASE 740 front end loader tire that was donated by a friend of mine who had got stuck with it after changing a bad tire for another of our friends!

Now, the notion of using old tires as planters might seem a little bit too crude or "Countrified" to some of you - but look at how the brown one turned out! I purposely left it on the rim and flipped it inside out, an idea I picked up from the web, and painted it with ordinary house paint (latex, as a matter of fact. Which means everything cleaned up with plain old water)

That brown planter now has a couple of red stemmed Malabar Spinach vines going in it, and the cage I set in there for them to grow up on is fully nine feet tall.

*Second from the bottom is a 2-piece idea I got with a small car tire on top of the side wall of a large truck tire.

(It was either that or use the old sidewalls to surround trees)


Among the real advantages here are that recycling tires THIS way prevents them from filling up landfills, and the plain fact is that in a thousand years future archeologists will be finding these and wondering what they were for. Perhaps they will assume they had some kind of religious significance, and that "GOODYEAR" was a prayer for our crops and whatnot....

At the very least, in a hundred years these planters will probably still hold soil. Unlike plastic or wood containers, UV and other forms of rot really don't affect them very much.
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Hey Greywolf -

Wonderful designs. Great repurposing. Aesthetically, I have no problem with them. They look great.

Any worries with plasticizers, etc., leeching into the food chain? Anybody else have an opinion?

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The main reason I painted the one so far, was because I could see that there WAS some drying and cracking of the sidewalls on them, and I wanted to prevent any rust. The choice of an interior/exterior latex paint with water clean-up was to avoid environmental issues.

As you look around, you see thousands on thousands of homes painted with it, and in the old days LEAD was a big issue with house paint. Children were eating paint chips (because they don't know any better) so a huge pogrom was mounted at a point to make these kinds of paints safe.

While I have no real idea what the chemical makeup is of them, the notion that they should be safe around foolish kids is a leading factor.

I could also have used metal paint - a sort of 'Rustoleum' clone that I have a gallon of - but I know from experience that the stuff I have takes a decade to completely dry. I have trellis grids that I painted five or ten years ago that still leave green marks on my fingers when I handle them, so that wouldn't be good. In theory Rust preventive paints use fish oil to penetrate and protect metal, but looking at the labels there is a complete witches brew of petro chem stuff in those...

Another thing I like is that the drainage of the containers is right through the center, but yet the sidewall on the bottom forms a kind of a circular well, or reservoir, that can help keep some of the water inside during a dry spell.

They are robust enough that using a weed-trimmer around them doesn't damage them. The string just bounces off :()

Elsewhere on the web I have seen images of tires whoes sides have been artfully cut to resemble flower petals when turned inside out. They are stackable - as witness the one next to my "MALABAR TOWER" that I have set a Cumin plant in the middle of.

I also sometimes use uncut tires as supporting bases to center narrow planters that could be knocked over. Again - they form a buffer that will protect against trimmer damage when policing up the yard.


Because the potted banana on the right is in a container with such a narrow base, I used a tire I had no other plans for to straighten it and keep it from falling over

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Another view of how the Red Stemmed malabar is doing
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In the forground I have a recent addition that I found I had cut just about right for the tire to grip the trellis/cage I planned to set in it. It will be painted sometime soon, I hope.
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Beyond it however - you see another narrow based planter with a tobacco plant in it standing on very uneven ground. IT TOO is set in a rubber tire to hold it straight up.

~The tire also allows me to turn the planter easily, and aim the trunk of the plant straight up if it should grow towards the sun which here comes from somewhat to the south

I may eventually have all these planters either standing on gravel or concrete depending on how my plans for the driveway go. But the soil in them can be moved right along with them, and the planters themselves turned on their sides and 'Rolled down the road' so to speak...

By clicking on these pictures, you can see them better. There is no "X" that appears to close them, you just click on the image a second time and they go back to normal. :D
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Wow, after going through this thread I'm going to be looking at everything different with the thought of using it in a container garden!
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I don't want to be a "Negative Nancy", but folks may want to keep in mind that the jury is still out concerning auto tires leaching toxic chemicals into both the soil & vegetables grown within them - especially as the tires start to degrade after a time. Also, the black tires do tend to heat up in the sun a lot more than other containers, so one might want to choose plants accordingly. Just a heads up - not trying to dampen anyone's recycling fun. :wink:
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I go to my local pizzeria they buy pickled pepperoni peppers, mayonese etc in 10l buckets these are perfect to grow in after drilling a few holes in the bottom, may not be so pretty, but thats something for the neighbours to deal with anyway. Its basically free and usually they are happy to have you take their "trash" away for free. May not be UV resistant, but they have lasted 3 seasons for me so far.

It can be good to clean them before you stack them tho! Or they may be fused togheter, i have a few that i cant take apart without breaking it.

Will take a pic or two just to show how ugly you can grow :)
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Re: Free/Inexpensive Container Ideas

Kitty litter buckets, best "free" containers I've found. I just planted a Mandragora in one moments ago.

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10 gallon toy containers from Target are poly-propelene and fairly cheap (I got a few for $3 apiece at clearance sales at the end of summer). They come in a bunch of colors if aesthetics matter (eg you're planting in the front yard and have persnickety neighbors)

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