|* 5-qt ice cream pails *|
Anyhoo - after dropping off my stuff, I started shopping. I was hoping to find some large kitty litter jugs. They are terrific for hauling water out to my far-flung tree and shrub plantings. Even without the lids, the water doesn't bounce out of those deep jugs when I drive the tractor/wagon over uneven ground.
But no luck. I found tons of gallon milk jugs to be had, but they aren't good for hauling water. So I looked with wintersowing in mind. Again I passed on the milk jugs. I'm not really crazy about wintersowing in them. They are, ultimately, flimsy and hard to move around. When I got to the 4th (and final) bin, I saw these pails and thought YOWZA! These 5 quart ice cream containers should do the trick. And they all had their lids. (A side note - why in the world would someone toss these into the bin with lids on? They could have saved a TON of space in the recycle bin by nesting the pails and tossing in the lids separately. Blinking idiot. Oh well, worked out for me - I couldn't have reached loose lids with a hook.)
Now I can WS in these containers. Just need to drill holes in the lids and and bottoms. (Another note - the bottom holes will not be through the bottom itself which is flat and would not drain well when resting on a flat surface. I'm going to drill holes about 1/4" up from the bottom, through the sides of the pail so the holes won't get plugged.)
I'll just store these along with my previous potting mix score. Looks like I've got my Spring 2011 supplies lined up. Now for some seed tradin'. :-D
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