I’ve wanted to try something like this for a while. And today in Walmart, I fell in love… With a 40gal tote with a couple wheels and a handle.
I want to mix up all the soils I have and then plant most of my experiments and leftover plants from my container garden experiment. I’ll being in the tote tonight, but would be interested in your thoughts here as well.
I need suggestions on…
- whether to reinforce the sides and/or bottom to avoid bowing/flexing/breaking from the weight of the soil, and if so, efficient ways to do so.
- Selecting materials for drainage. My goals on this particular point are to find something that’s inexpensive, light weight, and won’t leach chemicals (veggie plants). I also want to avoid using drainage holes to maintain as much of the tote’s integrity as possible and to cut down on leaks/messes/spills onto the hardwood, especially because we are renting.