Home and especially garage organization can be as short as a trip to your local fast food restaurant. Five-gallon pickle buckets have a huge list of uses: fishing, gardening, storage, etc. They are usually free, and you are doing the green thing by not filling the dump.
By WM from IN
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Free or almost always free fast food restaurants (ie: BK, McD, etc.) go through a lot of pickle buckets. They are free or maybe $1 and are almost indestructible.
Go to your local grocery store bakery and ask if they throw away their icing buckets or donut glaze buckets. If they do, I am sure they would love to give them away instead.
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I have lots of cats and am looking for empty plastic cat litter buckets. I need the kind that holds 30 to 40 pounds to reuse with cat litter that comes in a cardboard box. The buckets keep better outside than cardboard because of weather.
By Debra from Orange, TX
You can buy empty 5 gallon buckets with lids at most home repair stores or departments. Should cost $2-5. Might want to also check dollar stores.
I have a large cat family and use litter in 35 lb tubs with lids. I'm in Philadelphia and they are free...just cover cost for shipping. Must have 25 or 30 now.
I want all the buckets you have. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me the shipping price to 76087. Or I can give you a preprinted ups overnight label, just slap it on the box and send.
Do you still have empty litter containers.? If so I would like a bunch. Will pay for them..
do you have any more buckets? I will pay for them...
I have a few that I have if you are still in need of some buckets.
I have about 6 of the 35 pound yellow buckets from Tidy Cat litter. Are you still interested in buying them?
I have about six of the 35pound litter buckets. Are you still needing them?
Do you still have empty buckets? I need four.
Do you have any of those kitty buckets left ? Im interested in buying them .
Im needed them. I will pre pay shipping
Try asking on freecycle?
Marg from Engand
My hubby got me some 3 gallon square buckets to start a garden (fruits and veggies) and I need some advice as to what to plant and where to find the seeds for it. I have never had any luck with grocery store seeds so I'm looking for other places.
Most Vegetables fruit and herbs grow well in containers. Brassica's are about the only difficult exception although this is still possible with care to stop them bolting.
I have grown everything in buckets, just be sure to drill holes in bottom for drainage. 5 or 6 holes in the bottom or around the bottom edge. I use half leaves and soil, (no chemicals here at all) you can grow all veggies, flowers , herbs etc. what ever you heart desires, except a large tree or shrub, but you can also start them in there. If you get your seeds from a nursery you should be o.k. I have never had any problem with any seeds I bought from anywhere . Do not keep your new seeds very wet, spray them a bit with a weak tea solution - not soak them, and make sure they are out of direct sun till they have at least 2 or 3 set of leaves.
Go to www.gardenweb.com You will find forums about many - many subjects. You will be interested in container gardening, of course. But they have many named vegetables and flowers also seeds.
Be sure to save the pages to your favoriites list.
I grow tomato plants, various herbs, and peppers in containers. They do quite well. I tried zuchinni two years in a row and it did poorly. I buy the tiny plants at the green house. I just have better luck. (I can't really grow much indorrs as I don't have proper light and the pets tend to distroy potted plants) It honestly doesn't cost that much when you consider that you aren't buying enought for a whole garden - just a few containers. Last year I splurged and bought one larger tomato plant.
hi thank you to all of you who posted i will try all of you suggestions denise
To find seed to plant you can find them in Hardware stores or look in ph book for seed & feed stores,we get seed in a Farmers exchange here,also the Dollar stores have seed,good luck.