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Toxicity of using plastic containers/earthbox

14 years ago

I just wanted to know what everybody thinks about using any type of plastic storage container (Rubbermaid, Sterlite,etc.) for growing a garden in. I was reading about people who use these to make their own self-watering containers, and earthboxes, earthtainers,etc. I just think that these could pose problems as far as becoming heated by the sun, and then leaching out toxins which the plants could pick up. Also, I thought that the plastic storage containers may not hold up well in the sun. What does everyone think about this issue? I would really like to use these as they are cheaper than the name brands (like earthbox) but I'm still worried. Thank you. ~Karen

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