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Container Gardening: Old Smokey lid for lettuce?

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JohnCrichton75
League City, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 19, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #8268162

I have an "old smokey" bbq pit that is past its prime and is about to be trashed. Then, just now, I realized that the lid would make a great planter for some of my lettuce. It is about 18" in diameter and maybe 10" deep. Problem is, I burned charcoal for years in this bbq pit so would that make it a bad candidate for growing veggies?

pbyrley

pbyrley
Port St Lucie (+ Wk , FL
(Zone 9b)

December 20, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #8268786

I assume you ate the food that the charcoal cooked so the lettuce should be safe. If you think there is too much ash, put a small high pressure nozzle on you hose (available at HD and Lowes for a bout $2) and wash the residue out. I wouldn't bother and I already have the nozzle. Give it a try with a few seeds or plants this year.
JohnCrichton75
League City, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 20, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #8268877

Lol, talk about not seeing the forest from the trees. Yes, I enjoyed many steaks and chicken on that grill and I seem to be ok. Thanks for your reply, pbyley.

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