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Cool looking CHEAP containers for your garden!!

12 years ago

Hello folks,

I am a big fan of the Dollar Tree stores. They currently have 2.5 gallon rope handle buckets for $1. The colors available around here are red, black and greyish blue with white rope handles. They are plastic #5PP which I understand is food safe. Not big enough for tomatoes but really nice for lettuce and great for herbs. I have parsley, cilantro, sage, tarragon, thyme, lemon thyme and two types of basil growing in the black containers. Big enough to get a nice crop outside and not too big to bring inside in winter for continued harvest.

These buckets are only a 5 on a 1-10 scale of sturdy construction but with reasonable care they should last 3-4 years and they are recyclable in my area. I like uniformity and 'pretty' so needed something that would fit that bill. Terra cotta would have been nice but at $10-15 per pot -- NO!!

Photo tonight.


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