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Container Gardening: Where can I find little plastic pots (round or square)

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gjb5766
Warren, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2010
12:45 PM

Post #7748922

I have some young seedlings that I started in Jiffy Pellets, and they are now ready to be potted up. I at one time had hundreds of these little pots, all sizes, but I gave them away. Now I sure wish I had just a few. Does anyone know where I can get some, either free or cheap or for trade.
nedweenie
Windsor, CT
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2010
3:14 PM

Post #7749214

Free or cheap may be a challenge at the beginning of the season. Maybe check your local Craig's list. Around here some of the independent garden centers (that grow their own) sell the 4, 3, & 2 inchers individually. And there's always eBay.

Know anyone who eats alot of yogurt? Even tin cans will work in a pinch. Or those heavy duty paper cups. For stuff with long tap roots I save & use half & half cartons. If you have curbside recycling you could go out on a night raid with a big shopping bag... you might find just the thing!
Tankbunni
Hardeeville, SC

April 29, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #7749560

There are a ton of things around your house you can use to upgrade your seedling's living space...soda bottles, salad containers, and when you use those things, you throw out less garbage! Recycling at the easiest level! My co-workers always ask me why I never throw out my plastic bottles, I just cut the top off and add holes to the bottom and wa-la! Instant plant container! I even grew lettuce in my salad containers from fast food places.
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2010
5:41 PM

Post #7749613

I have yogurt for breakfast day so I accumulate lots of yogurt cups. They make wonderful little flower pots.

If you have to buy something, styrofoam coffee cups are cheap at the dollar store.

Karen

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Tankbunni
Hardeeville, SC

April 29, 2010
6:08 PM

Post #7749693

Can't beat a dollar a bag! They are great transition size.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

April 30, 2010
5:06 AM

Post #7750534

Use plastic Solo drinking cups! Cheap and work great!
gjb5766
Warren, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 30, 2010
7:17 AM

Post #7750849

Thanks to everyone that has given me some good suggestions. Gloria

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