Wow folks, just wanted to let folks know that there is a sale at Fred Meyer (Kroger owned) on Rubbermaid Roughneck 18 gallon bins that I use to make SWCs. I know that the EarthTainer (TM) uses the larger 31 gallon bin, but I don't have room between my beds for more than a 2 foot wide bin. Just so happens that the 18 gallon bins fit perfectly. Hmm... at least the OLD style Rubbermaid bins did. I sure hope the Roughnecks do, hehe. Anyway, they're on sale for $6.99 through the 28th, so feel free to check it out. Oh, and they only had the blue where I was. That's ok, because my existing one is blue, and I don't care about color. Heck, I could paint it if I wanted.
So, I picked up 14 bins.
No, they're not all for me. We're going to get together with another couple and have a SWC building party. They want 5 and I need 2 more of that size (plus one larger one for my cantaloupe). Boy do I need to pick up a TON of tomato cages, and maybe two or three PVC pipes, hehe. Now I need to consider baskets. I'm not certain the $1 store baskets will work well, but the pipe end caps that I used last year are a bit costly ($6) each. I think a trip to the hardware store is in order.
Lastly, the spammers are at it again. I'm getting over a dozen spam comments a day again. Must be spring, the spammers are coming out of the ground, hehe. Don't worry though, my spamm software catches them. But I am worried. You all have only a slim lead over the spammers. It would be a shame to have more spam messages caught by my spam software than I've received from concerned readers... So let's keep ahead of the spammers!
What do you suggest I use for a wicking basket? It's got to be about 6 inches high and only 6 or so inches wide. Oh, and cheap enough to get tons of them, hehe.
Enjoy your garden!