Tin/aluminum containers for planting...

storygardener(5/6 central oh)July 24, 2004

A friend gave me some tin-like oblong containers.(kinda like an old time bucket material) They look perfect for planting some hens& chicks and sedums. If I put lots of holes in the bottom for drainage and make up a cactus gardenlike mix- should they do OK?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
leftwood(z4a MN)

Don't see why they wouldn't, but those galvanied containers also make great molds for hypertufa troughs. Then you could make your container whatever depth you want. You could make several!

For more info on hypertufa, check the hypertufa forum.


    Bookmark   July 25, 2004 at 8:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
storygardener(5/6 central oh)

Thanks so much for the info, Rick. In fact, my neighbor is going to teach me how to make hypertufa. Your idea of using the gal. steel container for a mold is a good one. I am glad that my semps & sedums should work in this container.


    Bookmark   July 25, 2004 at 1:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Calceolaria Darwinii(uniflora)
Hey guys, i was just wondering if anyone had or knew...
happy gold quad and few other.
I am sorry, I post in the wrong forum. How do I delete...
Xeric gardening 101 help - Agave
Dear Friends, If I have posted on a wrong forum please...
flagstone in the rock garden
I'm considering adding flagstone to my rock garden....
Why is this happening
I have a Fraser Fir tree in very rich black soil (lot...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™