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Old 04-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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Walmart has 18 gallon rubber totes for under $5 each. Is ths something that would be a good starter for container growing fora first year.

I plan on planting the ground next year if I can get thing off on the right foot this year.

Any ideas?
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Should be in the right range. I have seen suggestions of 20 gallons as a min but have also heard of plenty of people planting in 5 gallon home depot buckets for the first year.

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Old 04-16-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by extra_medium View Post
planted zeus, brewers gold and cascade using these:

from Lowes drilled a few small holes in the bottom for drainage just over $6 for a 20g container, add 160 pounds ($5.20)of top soil and rhizomes . can't wait! added wood tomato stakes for the trellis. will post pictures later.

here is how i am planning on putting up the trellis. 8' tomato stakes with hooks a the top so i can feed the twine through to allow them to continue to grow up. ( drilled a pilot hole to avoided cracking the wood, the screw driver just helped screw in the hook.)
this is my setup...total cost is around $20



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