June 21, 2019

More Recycled Container Ideas

Hydrangea in a recycled pot
I have a friend who raises cattle...maybe you do too. One day he was at one of my backyard nursery sales and he noticed my container garden He asked me if I would be interested in big heavy containers. He said the minerals that he feeds to his cattle are packaged in big red plastic tubs. He was having a difficult time trying to recycle them or find a place to dispose of them.  Of course, I was interested. The next day he came with a pickup truck loaded with great big, thick plastic tubs!

I took the labels off and Bill drilled holes in the bottom for drainage. They make perfect big pots for the shrubs that I use for cuttings to root and grow the little shrubs I sell in my backyard nursery.  If you know anyone who raises cows, you might be able to have big pots too.

Another tip for using any large container is to fill the bottom fourth of the pot with styrofoam cups or packing peanuts. This helps with drainage and makes the heavy tubs a little lighter to move around.

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