JayPoc
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I found a new planter...

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So cleaning out my big shed...making room, and lots of stuff needs to go. I've had this utility sink that's been tucked away in here for probably 10 years for a project that never materialized...and never will materialize. I thought about just chucking it or trying to find someone to take it off my hands, and then I realized it would be a PERFECT planter (unless I'm missing something). I figure I can put in a layer of gravel, fill with soil, and then let stuff grow. Maybe lettuces or something in the early spring. I'd be able to harvest lettuce for a quick salad without bending over. The added bonus is that if it REALLY needed to come inside (think severe cold snap), it could. It'll be heavy, but I think my wife and I could wrestle it indoors. Alternately, I could move it into partial shade if it gets to hot/sunny. So any reason this won't work?

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Re: I found a new planter...

Looks like a raised planter to me! I have one buried in the very back of the attic that I have been trying to get at for years with the same purpose in mind. haha.
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Re: I found a new planter...

Drill holes for drainage.
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Re: I found a new planter...

ElizabethB wrote:Drill holes for drainage.
Well...it's a sink. It was designed to drain...lol. I know what you mean, but if I put a layer of gravel down it should drain very well as is.

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