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CompostmaniaCompostmania NorwichPosts: 14
Hi

I have accumulated a number of large clear plastic buckets that I have bought bird food in. Can I use these for planting my tomato and chilli plants in, or do they need to be dark plastic?

Thanks for your advice.
I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong...

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  • Chris-P-BaconChris-P-Bacon Posts: 234
    My wife buys the same - great for Tomatoes & Cucumber. Although the buckets are white rather than transparent.
    Just paint them so they are opaque, drill a few holes - good to go.
  • CompostmaniaCompostmania NorwichPosts: 14
    My wife buys the same - great for Tomatoes & Cucumber. Although the buckets are white rather than transparent.
    Just paint them so they are opaque, drill a few holes - good to go.
    Thanks - good idea about painting them!
    I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong...
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 1,853
    Line them with old compost bags.
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