Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Container Grown Banana Plants
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Container Grown Banana Plants This forum is for discussions about growing banana plants in containers.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-10-2010, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Location: NH, USA
Zone: 5b denial
Name: Kurt
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 65
BananaBucks : 17,376
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 18 Times
Was Thanked 81 Times in 38 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Send a message via AIM to tastyratz
Default what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Right now I have a lot of different plants scattered in front of my house in bright blue 23 gallon (measured) laundry tubs from wal mart with convenient rope handles. Paid atleast a whole bank breaking $5.00 for them each.

This is the container forum. What were your bright ideas to make with the cheap?

Cut in half trash barrels? animal feed troughs? kiddie pools? lets hear it.
Nanners need wiggle room for their toes so the bigger they get the more resourceful you need to be.
tastyratz is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To tastyratz
Said thanks:

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 08-11-2010, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 224
BananaBucks : 29,871
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 15 Times
Was Thanked 183 Times in 104 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 24 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

I use the laundry tubs too! And any Grip-Lip pots I can get (afford)
__________________
Susan
1aday is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To 1aday
Old 08-11-2010, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Retired.
 
Richard's Avatar
 
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,180
BananaBucks : 412
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,276 Times
Was Thanked 11,179 Times in 4,302 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,667 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

I call the nursery wholesalers in southern California and find out who has the best deal going on 25 gal to 40 gal pots. Most of these places sell over-the-counter provided you order in advance. Two weeks ago I paid $4 each for 25-gallon black nursery pots. Last spring I paid $7 each for 40 gallon pots.

Tony (sunfish) knows a large landscape contracting firm that sells off (or gives away) pots left-over from a project, for example planting trees on a 15-mile stretch of freeway. These are in great shape and a real bargain.
__________________


8 million banana bucks and counting.
Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard
Said thanks:
Old 08-12-2010, 04:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
Bob
Orang Puteh
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Location: Morris plains N.J.
Zone: 6a
Name: bob
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,507
BananaBucks : 148,807
Feedback: 12 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 9,472 Times
Was Thanked 3,984 Times in 1,668 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 562 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Here's a gros michel in an approximately25 gallon container meant to hold ice around a keg! I was able to buy several of them very inexpensively after labor day at the liquor store last year. The plastic is very strong and they should last for years.
__________________
Click for Morris Plains, New Jersey Forecast
Bob is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Bob
Old 08-12-2010, 09:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
Never Look Down...
 
imclueless17's Avatar
 
Zone: 6-7
Name: Jamie
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 138
BananaBucks : 58,684
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 262 Times
Was Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Doesn't that pot look a tad small tho.....
__________________
E Pluribus Unum

imclueless17 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To imclueless17
Sponsors

Old 08-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
tropical nut
 
Zone: 5
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,115
BananaBucks : 222,670
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,946 Times
Was Thanked 2,484 Times in 1,191 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 69 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Yeah, I would cut those 2 pups off & give more root space to mama.
I also have a few of those 'rope handle' big pots wich are great. If you want a really big pot, there is the 65 gallon 'jackpot' made of industrial strength weed barrier material...I have 2.
__________________
Got a lite?
Patty




____
Patty in Wisc has sadly passed away 9/05/11. We will miss you Patty.
Patty in Wisc is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Patty in Wisc
Old 08-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
Location: NH, USA
Zone: 5b denial
Name: Kurt
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 65
BananaBucks : 17,376
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 18 Times
Was Thanked 81 Times in 38 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Send a message via AIM to tastyratz
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

I have never really liked the idea of floppy soft pots though. It just seems so... disposable.
I didnt know nursery suppliers had pots THAT cheap. I speculated it might be a hundred bux if I wanted one with the local ag supplier, and what I found online supported that. I wonder if that might be worth doing.
tastyratz is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To tastyratz
Old 08-12-2010, 04:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
Bob
Orang Puteh
 
Bob's Avatar
 
Location: Morris plains N.J.
Zone: 6a
Name: bob
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,507
BananaBucks : 148,807
Feedback: 12 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 9,472 Times
Was Thanked 3,984 Times in 1,668 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 562 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Quote:
Originally Posted by imclueless17 View Post
Doesn't that pot look a tad small tho.....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patty in Wisc View Post
Yeah, I would cut those 2 pups off & give more root space to mama.
I also have a few of those 'rope handle' big pots wich are great. If you want a really big pot, there is the 65 gallon 'jackpot' made of industrial strength weed barrier material...I have 2.
It's only going to spend this year in the pot and go in the ground next spring. The biggest pup is already in California and the next is going to Texas once it gets a bit bigger...
A 25 gallon size is great for first year plants, can be moved easily with a handtruck and they'll develop good sized yet manageable roots when you transplant them. If it were going to be in there permanently I'd go with something much larger but for me it's too much.
__________________
Click for Morris Plains, New Jersey Forecast
Bob is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Bob
Old 08-12-2010, 04:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
Never Look Down...
 
imclueless17's Avatar
 
Zone: 6-7
Name: Jamie
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 138
BananaBucks : 58,684
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 262 Times
Was Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

well for your money I would personally go with a 100 gallon smart pot. You can get them for about $30 after shipping (before shipping they are $23). Good Luck. =)
__________________
E Pluribus Unum

imclueless17 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To imclueless17
Old 08-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
Retired.
 
Richard's Avatar
 
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,180
BananaBucks : 412
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,276 Times
Was Thanked 11,179 Times in 4,302 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,667 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tastyratz View Post
I didnt know nursery suppliers had pots THAT cheap. I speculated it might be a hundred bux if I wanted one with the local ag supplier, and what I found online supported that. I wonder if that might be worth doing.
You are looking for a business that supplies nurseries and wholesale growers. If you are in the southern California, try American Horticultural Supply or Farrand Enterprises. Otherwise contact the manufacturer (ITML) and inquire about a distributor near you.

The wholesale nursery world is mostly NOT online. Don't expect to find to many bargains on the internet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by imclueless17 View Post
well for your money I would personally go with a 100 gallon smart pot. You can get them for about $30 after shipping (before shipping they are $23). Good Luck. =)
Smart pots are a great way to kill plants. Customers bring them in all the time. Fungus and pests get into the water supply and kill the plants from the bottom up. It's the next worst thing to putting a layer of rocks in the bottom of your pots.
__________________


8 million banana bucks and counting.
Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard
Said thanks:
Old 08-12-2010, 08:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
Never Look Down...
 
imclueless17's Avatar
 
Zone: 6-7
Name: Jamie
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 138
BananaBucks : 58,684
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 262 Times
Was Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

What about these? Fanntum Nursery Containers by Fanntum Products, Inc: green horticultural growing containers for trees, shrubs, other plants
__________________
E Pluribus Unum

imclueless17 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To imclueless17
Old 08-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
Retired.
 
Richard's Avatar
 
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,180
BananaBucks : 412
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,276 Times
Was Thanked 11,179 Times in 4,302 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,667 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Just for comparison, factory pricing on a standard 25 gallon black nursery pot is about $1.30 (F.O.B.) and typical wholesale pricing is $4 to $7 depending on the season.
__________________


8 million banana bucks and counting.
Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard
Old 08-12-2010, 09:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
Never Look Down...
 
imclueless17's Avatar
 
Zone: 6-7
Name: Jamie
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 138
BananaBucks : 58,684
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 262 Times
Was Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Ok do you know where to get a 45 or 65 gallon nursery pot for that price or just under $30? because I cant seem to find one place that will sell even a 45 gallon pot for under about $30 online and ship. (other than smart pots or jackpots).
__________________
E Pluribus Unum

imclueless17 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To imclueless17
Old 08-12-2010, 11:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
Retired.
 
Richard's Avatar
 
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,180
BananaBucks : 412
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,276 Times
Was Thanked 11,179 Times in 4,302 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,667 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Quote:
Originally Posted by imclueless17 View Post
Ok do you know where to get a 45 or 65 gallon nursery pot for that price or just under $30? because I cant seem to find one place that will sell even a 45 gallon pot for under about $30 online and ship. (other than smart pots or jackpots).
I answered that question in Post #10.
__________________


8 million banana bucks and counting.
Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard
Old 08-13-2010, 10:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
Never Look Down...
 
imclueless17's Avatar
 
Zone: 6-7
Name: Jamie
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 138
BananaBucks : 58,684
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 262 Times
Was Thanked 58 Times in 46 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 8 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

These are a little pricey but its whatever floats your boat...Haviland Nursery Cans*::*Nursery Containers*::*Containers*::*J.R. Johnson Supply
__________________
E Pluribus Unum

imclueless17 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To imclueless17
Old 08-13-2010, 11:11 AM   #16 (permalink)
Retired.
 
Richard's Avatar
 
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,180
BananaBucks : 412
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,276 Times
Was Thanked 11,179 Times in 4,302 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,667 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Quote:
Originally Posted by imclueless17 View Post
These are a little pricey but its whatever floats your boat...Haviland Nursery Cans*::*Nursery Containers*::*Containers*::*J.R. Johnson Supply
Those are available from wholesalers in the Los Angeles - San Bernardino area for $8.50 each.
__________________


8 million banana bucks and counting.
Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 08-13-2010, 12:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
Location: NH, USA
Zone: 5b denial
Name: Kurt
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 65
BananaBucks : 17,376
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 18 Times
Was Thanked 81 Times in 38 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Send a message via AIM to tastyratz
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Tried looking for local nursery supplies on infospace.com but didn't find anything really local to me in nh.
Tried searching nursery, and horticultural. Better keywords to look by?
tastyratz is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To tastyratz
Old 08-19-2010, 02:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 61
BananaBucks : 14,750
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 9 Times
Was Thanked 123 Times in 44 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

I have been using white plastic 30 gallon car wash drums. They are free and usually only store biodegradable liquid soaps in them. I wash the plastic drum and then cut off the top and drill several good sized drainage holes on the bottom. I then put some window screen mesh on the bottom. After doing that I spray paint the outside with gray, black, or white (depends if I want heat retained or reflection). I usually go with grey though.

The plastic is very sturdy and should last around 10 years. The container is also easy to move since its designed to be used with a drum dolly.

Last edited by nullzero : 08-19-2010 at 02:14 PM.
nullzero is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To nullzero
Said thanks:
Old 08-19-2010, 02:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
 
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,935
BananaBucks : 57,156
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,213 Times in 1,229 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

Here's a good site for nursery-style black plastic pots. Maybe not the 'creative' response the OP was looking for, but they are fairly decently priced and work well.
__________________
BANANA RAVE!
Feel the beat from start to stop, dancin' and movin' from bottom to top!
lilraverboi@genxglow.com
RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!
I'm Bryan with a Y! There is no 'I' in BRYAN!
LilRaverBoi is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To LilRaverBoi
Old 08-19-2010, 08:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
Location: NH, USA
Zone: 5b denial
Name: Kurt
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 65
BananaBucks : 17,376
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 18 Times
Was Thanked 81 Times in 38 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Send a message via AIM to tastyratz
Default Re: what are your creative cheap and resourceful sources for big pots?

sources are fine, although over 25 gallon its just not economical to get it shipped. That's the big driver to finding sources and creative ideas - Grow like crazy without spending like crazy.
tastyratz is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To tastyratz
Sponsors

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making Compost on the Cheap? BadPun Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 13 07-19-2009 07:40 PM
Winter time again....I need a cheap greenhouse.... Taylor Main Banana Discussion 31 12-13-2008 01:58 AM
Cheap rooting chamber. JoeReal Other Plants 40 03-10-2008 07:45 PM
Cheap Banana hunters Bananavilla Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 3 04-28-2006 02:01 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.