Large plastic containers

patty4150(SoCal)July 13, 2007

(also posted on container gardening)

We would like to plant some trees in large containers at our community garden. We don't need nice pots, they can be second hand. We are not allowed to put trees in the ground, but potted is OK. People occasionally donate trees, so we never buy our own, we just try to find a home for the trees that are donated.

We had gotten 2 fabulous pots (about 40 inches across, 30 inches deep) from a gas station that shut down. We have about a half dozen trees that we would love to pot up, so we need more pots.

Do you have any ideas where I might find such a resource? We'd really like to get them second hand, and the largest we have found at nurseries are too small (and too expensive.)


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Where I work we are happy to sell used containers to folks. But we grow trees, and allow people to recycle their pots at our business, so there is a supply on hand. Can you find a garden center selling large trees? Try asking them about throw aways, or about buying used pots. Call around first to save time.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2007 at 12:36AM
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Kathy547(z8 AR)

You may also try calling local landscapers who may have trees to plant in your area & see if they will give or sell you the containers the trees were in.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 12:45PM
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