Works For Me Wednesday: Container Gardening


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I’m planning to attempt some container gardening this year. I tend to put off planning for these sorts of things so long that I completely miss the beginning of the growing season. However, after seeing the success of my friend, Mamosa, last year, I’ve been making plans for this year.

I know that seeds are probably more frugal, but due to my history with growing things, I’ll be using established plants. I hope to grow cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini. I don’t know if we’ll do more than that, but at least those three.

Now, what about the containers? Well, in the spirit of frugality, I decided to use 5 gallon containers that I was hoping to get from my husband’s workplace. However, they had none available, so I began asking around. It turns out that most stores with a bakery just throw these out and most will gladly GIVE them to you.

Once I found that out, I decided against calling around to ask strangers at bakeries since my step-mother works for…you guessed it…a store with a bakery! She said it’d be absolutely no problem to get some 5 gallon containers for me.

So, if you’d like to do some container gardening and “aesthetically pleasing” isn’t a requirement, call some bakeries and ask for their buckets.

Hey, free works for me!

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