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Using a Concrete Mixing Tub as a Growing Container

A plastic tub, such as the kind used for mixing concrete, is the perfect size for growing a small, backyard salad garden.

| December 2015/January 2016

I bought a few plastic tubs that cost about $7 each and are approximately 20 by 28 inches and 6 inches deep. They’re traditionally used for mixing concrete. I grow lettuce in the tubs during winter on my south-facing deck. I’ve had great success, and I love harvesting leaves from just outside my front door.

Sue Barthelow
via Facebook

Thanks, Sue! We agree — these inexpensive tubs are a solid setup for salad gardens. They also come in a smaller size — 14 by 4.7 inches and about 4 inches deep — that sells for less than $5 at most hardware stores. — MOTHER

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5/22/2018 10:32:26 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







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