Aluminum containers???

amgeever(Zone 6 - SW-PA)May 28, 2006

Hi! I received a huge aluminum container from a friend (75" x 18" x 12.5"). I wanted to drill some holes in the bottom and use it as a planter. Does anyone know if it's okay to grow tomatoes and other vegetables in aluminum, or should I just stick to flowers?

Thanks a lot!

Anne

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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

I wouldn't plant directly in it but would line the inside with something - either thick plastic sheeting (like the kind that comes in rolls in various "mil" thickness) or some sort of PVC insert or even thick trashbags that can be placed inside and then filled with soil for the plants. The inserts can be easily hidden with mulch, etc. Be aware that aluminum is highly conductive of heat so you may want to consider that if the plans are to use it in full sun (meaning alot more watering).

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