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Old 06-09-2009, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering, does anybody know where i can get those 30 or 45 gallon grip lip or regular plastic nursery pots. i really would like to avoid fabric because they are moving alot right now. for some reason it is hard to get these.

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Old 06-10-2009, 10:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Someone here showed this link.
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I want a couple of the 45 gal pots for only $15.25 each. Best price I've seen so far.
I just looked there again & the pot's too big to ship ups so has to ship by freight truck. May be worth getting a t least a few. Sounds expensive to have shipped but that's all I can do. Can't find anything around here that big - unless I pay $300.00!
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I want a couple of the 45 gal pots for only $15.25 each. Best price I've seen so far.
I just looked there again & the pot's too big to ship ups so has to ship by freight truck. May be worth getting a t least a few. Sounds expensive to have shipped but that's all I can do. Can't find anything around here that big - unless I pay $300.00!
I just ordered a load of the 25 gallon from them on Saturday. Shipping was close to $50. Still the 8 for under $100 seems cheaper than rubber maid. Have to wonder how expensive a truck would be though.
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What you people have to do is look in a phone book for a local greenhouse supply, or grower supply, or something like that. Many of these people have regular delivery routes, and may be in your area on a weekly basis, and would deliver for little or no cost, or they might be close enough, so you could drive, and pick up. I used to go to a manufacturer, (they made the containers right there) about a half hour drive from here. I could pick up and, if I paid cash, he would knock about 30-40% off the price. There is a manufacturer, Nursery Supplies, Inc. that makes containers up to 260 gallons. (about 5 feet across) If you can find one of their distributors in your area, you should be all set.
Note to Patty; There is a supplier, right there in Milwaukee, Carlin Horticultural Supplies. I don't know what brands and sizes they carry, but it's a start.
Note to Bob; There are some in our area also. I usually get what I need from K. C. Schaeffer Co., in York, Pa. They come up here every week.
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WOW, thanks John! I will look them up. I was told to go to different nurseries & ask for them, but no luck. Even the ones that sell big trees had no pots. Gonna call now.
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They are not listed anywhere in the phone books. Used my search engine & found them.
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go to a landscaping place that installs trees and beg them to save a few for you. They often will do this for free unless they see an opportunity and then they'll charge you a few bucks.
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Like Sandy says, you might be able to get containers from a landscaper. (They usually have to pay to get rid of them) As a grower for many years, I have some landscapers as customers. Once, one asked me if I could use some containers, and I told him that would be fine. He brought me a dump truck full of them, but there were no real big ones. Almost all were 14" (trade 7 gal.) or less.
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I found some in our states agricultural paper, if your state has one has lots of ag stuff for sale. guy was going out of business so I got a lot of his old pots, 7,15,26 gal for .10 a gal. bought a pickup truck load.
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I went to landscaping places but they had none. I think they wrap tree rootballs in burlap instead of pots.
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OK, call me stupid but I just dont get US pot sizes. Can anybody help me writting dimensions (width, hight...) of like 15, 30, 45 gallon pots. Just to can compare with ours (european).
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OK, call me stupid but I just dont get US pot sizes. Can anybody help me writting dimensions (width, hight...) of like 15, 30, 45 gallon pots. Just to can compare with ours (european).
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15 gallons ~ 0.057 m^3 ~ (0.38 m)^3
30 gallons ~ 0.114 m^3 ~ (0.48m)^3
45 gallons ~ 0.168 m^3 ~ (0.55 m)^3

(0.264 gallon ~ 0.001 m^3 = 1 l)

Iff I used the right gallon of course.
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15 gallons ~ 0.057 m^3 ~ (0.38 m)^3
30 gallons ~ 0.114 m^3 ~ (0.48m)^3
45 gallons ~ 0.168 m^3 ~ (0.55 m)^3

(0.264 gallon ~ 0.001 m^3 = 1 l)

Iff I used the right gallon of course.
Google complicate this.
Just want to know aprox. width and hight in cm or inches. These volume meashures gives me a hadeache
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Just want to know aprox. width and hight in cm or inches. These volume meashures gives me a hadeache
It isn't standard is Europe, in Central Europe we have lots of our own suppliers, they kinda make different sizes, range is only in Litres, but the shape can be different (for trees, roses, small plant, shrubs...), for instnce I have about 13 types of different 5L pots. Some of them are narrow and high, some of them are ground-based and pretty large in diamter.
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Ante, I have a pot that is 23 inches across and 17 inches deep. Someone did the math for me & said it's a 30 gal. I also have a 60 gal...it is 33 (or 34) inches wide & 18 inches high.
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The 23" by 17" pots are typically sold as 25 gallon. This is because they taper a bit towards the bottom and pot is never filled to the rim with soil to allow room for watering. If you are able to look at the bottom of the pot, you might a stamp or label with "No. 25" or "#25".
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You are wrong AGAIN Richard. My pot is 30 gallons & IS NOT tapered. Funny, my 55 gal rain barrel - drum is 22" across & 37" high - compared to my pot as 23 x17high.
REPEAT: my pot is 30 gal & drum is 55 gal.
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Thanks all,
I foung some 15 gallon pots through friends who did their own landscaping. I made th mistake of thinking my 15 gal. was a 30 and the fifteen worked nice. But in good growing i still might need those larger ones. boy it is nice to have an abundance of large containers.

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Let me just say that before start getting too riled up here, US pot sizes are non-standard, and just because something is sold as a certain volume, does not mean it actually is that volume. You may be able to calculate what the actual volume of something is, but that does not mean that it will be sold under that size, not to mention that it all varies by manufacturer.

Check out this link for a bit more info Understanding Container Sizes and Their Volumes - Container Gardening Forum - GardenWeb
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