[Herbalist] Re: dirt

Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil aheilvei at uiuc.edu
Wed Nov 14 10:39:47 PST 2001

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At 12:02 PM 11/14/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>Oh, and I've discovered the beauty of 18 gallon galvinized metal tubs.
>They are *great* for container gardening.  All you have to do is pound a
>few holes in the bottom with a nail.  They run about $11, they hold 80+
>lbs of soil, and you can fit about 24 garlics in one of them.  Whiskey
>barrels of comparable size are much more expensive.  And, the tubs have
>handles so you can move them around fairly easily, which is great.  I'm
>going to try transplanting some mint into one before demolishing that
>part of the garden, and starting up some more invasive herbs in them
>come spring!

What a wonderful idea!  I have a couple of these tubs myself but I use them
mostly for foot soak and Pennsic purposes.  This is fantastic!  Thanks and
enjoy the dirt!



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