3 or 5 gallon plastic nursery pots needed

Julia NY(6)March 10, 2009

I'm trying to track down some used or new 3 or 5 gallon plastic nursery pots to hold some daylily plants I'm getting in the spring temporarily.

Anyone know of a good source I can contact?

I live out by Seneca Lake area.



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virgiebaby165(z6 WNY)

I've had good luck with 40# cat litter pails (larger ones) received by posting on Freecycle here in Buffalo. However, check with friends who have cats...I tried plastic spray painting over the side photos, but it only lasts 1/2 season...so not worth the expense/effort.

Grocery stores w/bakeries, ask them to save you frosting, etc. pails. Pick them up promptly if you want more--they have limited storage/patience too, when they pile up.
Ginny B.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 8:05AM
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Julia NY(6)

Ginny B.
Thanks for the suggestion. No cat owners around that keep their cats indoors.
I'll ask about the bakery pails.


    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 6:19PM
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adina72(z5 CNY)

If you have trouble finding enough of them for free, I purchase all my pots from Novosel. Good prices, fast service and a good product.

Here is a link that might be useful: Novosel Enterprises

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 11:09AM
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Julia NY(6)

Thank you adina72. Good reference.

I found a local source who has new pots for sale. I'm not giving up my search for used ones but for now, I think these will do.

Thanks again for the info.


    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 6:19PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

I'd recommend changing your thinking from monster, big pots, to merely normally big pots. Daylilies will do fine in 2 gals, you'll just need more of them. They'll do fine in 1 gals, but you'll need more more. The difference is that normal plants come in the 1 and 2 gallons, so people like me accumulate a stash of them, and normal people leave them at recycling. Three and 5 gallons are tree pots, basically, and unless you can find a landscaper who is willing to part, are going to be hard to find for free. I have two in my stash, and you can't have them.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 7:00PM
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Julia NY(6)

LOL, you keep your pots. I'm sure they are your treasure.


    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 8:50AM
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Hi Julia,
I live in Corning & have ALL you want of them, but I don't drive, so you would have to pick them up, I'm about 35min from you, I'm VERY big into Daylilies, so I would be happy to help;)Anita

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 11:55AM
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Julia NY(6)

Thanks Anita.
I sent you an email.


    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 6:16PM
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