Planting trees in plastic party/utility tubs?
HI all, I could use some advice on this.
Last year I planted 3 semi-dwarf fruit trees(plum/peach/apricot) into seperate tubs and have about a dozen more trees comming this spring that I plan to do the same with. The tubs are those 17.5 gallon(aprox.) plastic party/utility tubs with the rope handles(sometimes used for beer/soda and ice). I put about 2.5 cu. ft. of tree and shrub mix into the tub with a layer of Pea gravel on the bottom. My intentions are to eventually plant most of the trees in my yard, but I will keep some in the tubs moving them in my garage during the extreme cold months.
Will this work? Will I be able to keep the trees in the tubs for the life of the trees? Will they reach there full height and be productive?