Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Wow, I have a lot to say today!

The hubs (perfect man that he is) brought home some black five gallon pails. He thought they were recycling them at work, but found out recently that they're just chucking them! I can't believe it - how wasteful. :(

Anyway, he knows I've been yakking about growing some veg in containers of some kind on the patio to have more room in the garden and once he found out they were just throwing the buckets away he asked if he could have some. Yeah, like they'd say no, eh?

So now I have stacks of buckets for trying some vegetable container planting this year. Oh, man! I can already picture watermelon vines spread to their hearts content across the stone. Hehehe! I know they'll look kind of ugly, but I don't care. I sure hope it works or I'm going to be majorly disappointed.


robbinscabin said...

Way to Re-Use! I love 5 gallon buckets! Tip: Turn one upside down when you need an instant seat for weeding. I have bad knees so that's how I do all my weeding. And you don't get so dirty.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I grow great tomatoes in 5 gallon pots. have fun

Tina said...

Thanks for stopping in!
Excellent tip, and I do use them as seats and steps once in a while. But, for weeding, I like to get down in the dirt and schooch my butt along. lol, I get mighty dirty, but I like to get close and personal with the plants. I'm giving a mess of them to my Aunt to use this year as she has MS and can no longer bend down without falling over.
:( And she'll definitely be using one for a seat!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom,
Thanks for dropping by!
I bet they do grow great that way. I mostly want to try viney stuff as I'm sick of it taking over garden areas I need for other crops. I was thinking of using one and trying an 'upside down' cherry tomato this year just because I think it'd be fun.