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DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself Do you know a good gardening DIY plan? Are you in need for some good DIY ideas? This is the forum to discuss all Do It Yourself plans and questions. For example, learn about: The pipe work to support banana bunches, making pots out of newspaper, using plastic cups as pots, tips for building coverings for plants during winter, etc. If you know a good DIY plan, please share it here, and if you need one, please ask away!


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Old 12-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Make your own movable container: no aching pain.

Here is an idea to easily take the plants inside the garage when its too cold, and then take them out when its above 45 to get some light and water(from rain). My container plants that are stored in the garage are doing well; green and all. Banana Gallery - Truly Tiny
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Could you post a step by step?
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My grow room is on the second floor as I don't have a garage, a suitable basement or a spare room downstairs. Any tricks getting large containers upstairs? Lol
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I use the big tubs from Wal-mart with rope handles, they are much cheaper if you buy them in the store instead of online, just have to be careful not to press the drill too hard when drilling holes in the bottom. Holds lots of soil, and the handles help to move them around. If you get black, they look pretty much like a giant pot. It wouldnt be too hard to make a flat panel for it to sit on with coaster wheels from Lowes, etc.
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My grow room is on the second floor as I don't have a garage, a suitable basement or a spare room downstairs. Any tricks getting large containers upstairs? Lol
Gotta use a dolly and walk backwards, and hope they dont fall forward lol
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I use the big tubs from Wal-mart with rope handles, they are much cheaper if you buy them in the store instead of online, just have to be careful not to press the drill too hard when drilling holes in the bottom. Holds lots of soil, and the handles help to move them around. If you get black, they look pretty much like a giant pot. It wouldnt be too hard to make a flat panel for it to sit on with coaster wheels from Lowes, etc.
I love those buckets too. They are great and the price is right
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Susan
I was thinking of using these tubs also
for lack of yard space and esp for those
unknown tcs I purchased from FHN.

Has anyone successfully grown naners
to maturity and harvest on these?
In the meantime untill we can definitely ID
the tcs we purchased from FHN.

I used these before for other reasons
and they would easily break/punctured
@the bottom when hit by a shovel.
I guess we can reinforce the integrity
of the plastic with duct tape so that
it doesnt crack open when the naners
get too big and heavy for the tub.

Happy Growing!

BTW Susan you really know how to keep
naners happy & healthy!
What cultivars are they?

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I have a bunch of plants growing in these buckets, but I haven't had small pups grow and flower yet. I have moved full size Namwah plants into the buckets because I didn't have room in the ground and they produce fruit.
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Susan
I was thinking of using these tubs also
for lack of yard space and esp for those
unknown tcs I purchased from FHN.

Has anyone successfully grown naners
to maturity and harvest on these?
In the meantime untill we can definitely ID
the tcs we purchased from FHN.

I used these before for other reasons
and they would easily break/punctured
@the bottom when hit by a shovel.
I guess we can reinforce the integrity
of the plastic with duct tape so that
it doesnt crack open when the naners
get too big and heavy for the tub.

Happy Growing!

BTW Susan you really know how to keep
naners happy & healthy!
What cultivars are they?

The first bucket was a Goldfinger purchased from Armstrong. I removed a large plant from the bucket and put it in my backyard so we shall see. When I took the large plant out of the bucket 5 baby plants came up in its place. The other bucket was purchased as a Dwarf Giant from Monrovia.

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Never had them break from the weight of the soil, or plants, but they will crack if you press down to hard on the drill while drilling drain holes. The crack will travel from hole to the next hole with too much pressure, but as far as just breaking, I have not had that problem yet.
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Great job! Jusst saw the pic you posted in the Harvest thread.
Unknown bananas though? Why FHN also?
Didnt you try asking for help with the experts on here?
I guess that wasnt grown in the tub
since it isnt a GF nor a DG?

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Never had them break from the weight of the soil, or plants, but they will crack if you press down to hard on the drill while drilling drain holes. The crack will travel from hole to the next hole with too much pressure, but as far as just breaking, I have not had that problem yet.
Those buckets are not bad. I have used them to grow plants but the handles usually break out of the plastic first. Check out feed stores for livestock. Horse water buckets with rope handles are made of thicker plastic and are a lot more durable for just a little more money than what WalMart charges for these party style beverage buckets.
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