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Posted: 4/28/2009 6:53:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 12:07:09 PM EDT by ilbob]
I mentioned some deck railing containers we had gotten a few years ago. thought I would show a picture.


Link Posted: 4/28/2009 12:46:38 PM EDT
Haven't seen that kind before, but that may be because i wasn't looking for that item in particular. I think they look pretty stable.



What was the cost and what are the dimensions?
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 1:18:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dramsey2k4:
Haven't seen that kind before, but that may be because i wasn't looking for that item in particular. I think they look pretty stable.

What was the cost and what are the dimensions?


They are sitting on a 2X6 rail.

I am guessing about 8" wide at the bottom, maybe 10" at the top, perhaps 24" long. Can't say I ever measured them.

We got them at a lumber yard a few years ago. They are plastic and were cheap. Don't recall the price now. No more then a $4 or $5 though. I think we bought ten.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 1:59:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 1:59:29 PM EDT by h8mtv]
I have one of those I was considering growing 3 squash plants in. I was not sure of it holds enough though. It will hold 35-40lbs of humus/compost though.
Link Posted: 4/28/2009 7:12:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2009 7:13:49 PM EDT by Kitties-with-Sigs]




Originally Posted By h8mtv:

I have one of those I was considering growing 3 squash plants in. I was not sure of it holds enough though. It will hold 35-40lbs of humus/compost though.


One normal-size squash plant will be all one of those could hold I think. They spread WAY out.



BTW to the op: Those are way cool. Never saw those before. Looks like they have a notch to sit on a 2x4 as well. I wonder if they'd be as stable on the smaller rail?



OH....where are the drain holes? In the bottom on the sides...way down below the rail, I'm hoping?





Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:53:54 AM EDT
There are drain holes in the bottom outside the 2X6 inset area where the thing would sit on the ground if it was on the ground.

I tried growing zucchini and squash in them without a whole lot of luck.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 3:45:57 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ilbob:



Originally Posted By dramsey2k4:







They are sitting on a 2X6 rail.



I am guessing about 8" wide at the bottom, maybe 10" at the top, perhaps 24" long. Can't say I ever measured them.



We got them at a lumber yard a few years ago. They are plastic and were cheap. Don't recall the price now. No more then a $4 or $5 though. I think we bought ten.
Sounds pretty reasonable. alot of outdoor plastic products degrade over a single summer so if you have had yours for a couple years i think you are doing pretty good.





 
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:49:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 4:50:04 PM EDT by Defcon]
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 12:53:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Defcon:
I found them HERE but unfortunately they are much more than $5.00.  


I may have bought them at the end of the season.

And plastic was cheaper a few years ago.
Link Posted: 4/30/2009 1:07:56 PM EDT
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