April 12, 2012
I just can't bare to fill up the landfill with even more plastic-what to do,what to do, with all those large oil buckets? Why, use them in the garden of course. We've been saving up our buckets for just this purpose. All you have to do is wash them thoroughly-we put a bit of sand in the bottom and melted any extra oil from the sides using a heat gun-the sand absorbs extra oil and then we thoroughly washed the inside of the bucket with a bit of dawn. Next, we drilled a few holes in the bottom for drainage and just like that, you have an awesome portable vessel for garden plants-herbs, tomatoes, peppers and lettuce. You can easily clip lettuce to keep it baby and by putting a screen over the top keep pests out.
We even had enough buckets to secretly plant a few tomatoes for some friends who just haven't had time to get their garden up and going this year.(Shhhh, don't tell them.)
Oh,and if you're in Lubbock, and need plants to go with your re-purposed planter be sure to check out TG Trees Nursery and Garden Center at 11706 Frankford Ave. They have trees, herbs, bedding plants, annuals, perennials,beautiful bird baths(I've been lusting for one),hanging baskets, roses, house plants, rocks and boulders,insecticide, fungicides,pesticides all kinds of things to meet your gardening needs + Tierra Verde Handmade Soaps-Green Earth Gardener's Soap and All Natural Hand Balms too! Stay tuned, for the full post coming soon.