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xenspirit

xenspirit
Woburn, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2012
3:15 AM

Post #9147216

Hi,

We got an idea this year to use the dollar store waste basket $1 each for some of our garden. You can use a sharp object to poke holes in the bottom of the container.

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tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9147886

Heat a nail or large screw while using pliers ore Vise-Grips to hold it and MELT a hole through the bottom near the side. It makes the container stronger - much less likely to fail due to a break-out from a weak hole.

Al

xenspirit

xenspirit
Woburn, MA
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9148344

I did have one break out where a hole split and later the whole basket. I was using a bead reamer from jewelry making to make my holes.

tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
11:39 AM

Post #9149156

I use a lot of old prescription pill containers for rooting cuttings. I keep a cheap soldering gun handy on the work bench & just poke holes in the bottom as I need them. It's amazing how often I want a hole in something plastic so I can anchor a branch or plant to it or push a wick through it to help drain excess water from the soil.

Good growing!

Al
rosewynd
Anza, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 3, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9150218

Great idea!!
Juanema
Lubbock, TX

February 20, 2014
11:21 AM

Post #9773061

very pretty!

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 22, 2014
10:23 PM

Post #9774789

The dollar store is a great place to look for gardening supplies. For a while there I was buying plastic trays that held 12 / 4" pots perfectly from there. I was crushed when they stopped carrying them, but I see they have them back this year, yipee. They also have lots of good plastic bowls and such to use for tufa or cement pot molds!

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