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Post  68carguy on 4/30/2014, 9:22 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Well, Lyndeeloo, I am fat.  That covers a couple of reasons for the garden:  Better food & exercise.  In-between making cakes, etc. for us, friends, parties, etc.

But the frosting is so good for a quick pick-me-up

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I'll have to skip the pickle buckets, Bailey.  Can't stand 'em!  I can't imagine what Mike would say if I left them in a hot car!!!!!!  What I'd say is unprintable...
Have to agree with the pickle buckets. I got one from Firehouse subs and used dawn to wash it out still stunk...then baking soda...still stuck...I could never get the smell out, can't stand the vinegar smell.
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Post  baileyhermit on 4/30/2014, 9:28 am

rofl  rofl  rofl   yeah, it is not a good smell at all. Wonder if the tomatoes planted in those buckets would taste like a pickle??     I left them outside for the winter and that seemed to kill the smell.....
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Post  68carguy on 4/30/2014, 9:36 am

@baileyhermit wrote:rofl  rofl  rofl   yeah, it is not a good smell at all. Wonder if the tomatoes planted in those buckets would taste like a pickle??     I left them outside for the winter and that seemed to kill the smell.....
Maybe a cucumber planted in one would grow to be a pickle??
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Post  lyndeeloo on 4/30/2014, 9:42 am

Baileyhermit...you may have a new scent for car air fresheners on you hands there. DAY OLD DILL PICKLES.  affraid Can't image the smell. You are right, I would not be tempted! 
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/30/2014, 11:21 am

That's an interesting idea, 68carguy!  Let me know if you try it.  It'd be a great way to save time on the canning, etc.

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Post  memart1 on 4/30/2014, 4:46 pm

I once bought a commercial building that had a standard sized refrigerator that stunk so bad you wanted to puke. I thought about junking it, but someone told me to put an open container of fresh coffee grounds in it. I don't even drink coffee, but felt it was worth a try. I left them in the fridge for a week and it worked wonders, and 8 years later I am still using that fridge. Those of you with stinky pickle buckets might want to give that a try, and afterwards the coffee grounds can go in the compost. Let us know how you make out.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 4/30/2014, 7:31 pm

Well that's an interesting idea.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/1/2014, 2:46 pm

So funny guys.  Oh and also great suggestions for containers!
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Post  has55 on 5/2/2014, 11:31 am

THANK YOU.
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Post  grownsunshine on 5/2/2014, 2:30 pm

If you live in Orange County, CA or are willing to drive, JM McConkey sells nursery products at a very reasonable price. You just have to buy in bulk. I just bought 32, 5 gallon pots for less than or about $2 each.  http://mcconkeyco.com/ I think I'm also going to hunt for those white bakery buckets too.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 5/3/2014, 8:33 pm

When I was doing an event at a Fred Meyers store, where we potted up plants people bought at FM's with their own pots they brought from home, giving them free potting soil in the process, we had thousands of extra four-inch and one-gallon pots left over afterwards. Not quite the same thing, but many herbs and flowers, for instance, can grow successfully in smallish pots. All Fred Meyers was going to do was recycle the pots, so plenty of us grabbed armfuls on the way home. It's not quite the same thing as this thread is talking about, but still, if you want free pots, it may be worth checking out "planting days" thrown by local stores for them.
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