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gerwil
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:26 am    Post subject: Growing in trugs Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I generally grow organically and in containers and grew some veg in these trugs from lidl last year and was going to this year again but I only recently thought could they leach anything of any harm in to the soil?
I can't imagine the would but I thought I'd ask you all to see what you think.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi gerwil,

I'm afraid I don't have an answer to your question but I was thinking of getting some trugs from Lidl to plant some veggies in this year. (I have to confess that I'm not to worried about leeching).

How did you get on with your veggies-in-trugs last year? What veggies did you grow?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I found them very handy, they hold a lot of soil and the handles are an added bonus.
One thing I will say is make sure you drill a good few holes in them as the will retain water very easily, I grew carrots in them last year and the did very well.

On the leaching thing its not so much soil contamination I'd be concerned about, its more any possible food contamination as certain things can leach in to soil and contaminate plants similar to the way its not recommended to use creosote treated timber with food crops.
But with these being made of rubber I'd hope there wouldn't be anything of any harm in them.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Trugs? Reply with quote

I've never heard of trugs here in Canada but you gave me an idea.

I have some white plastic storage thingies with handles that I was given and have never had a use for - you just gave me a use - use them as planters. They've got decorative round holes in them so I'll just line them with a heavy plastic and plant something bright in them - they'll look lovely.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Trugs? Reply with quote

wee mary wrote:
I've never heard of trugs here in Canada but you gave me an idea.

I have some white plastic storage thingies with handles that I was given and have never had a use for - you just gave me a use - use them as planters. They've got decorative round holes in them so I'll just line them with a heavy plastic and plant something bright in them - they'll look lovely.

Thanks ladies
Mary


No problem, yea they should work fine once they're lined but I'm afraid I'm no lady Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if your telling me your "not a lady" or your not male Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm male Smile
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