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 Post subject: Using buckets as vases
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:21 pm 
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I heard you could use 5gal vases to plant out tobacco, and that's why I started planting my own, since I don't have space in my house to plant them directly in the ground.

Looking up for vases I saw they were really expensive where I live, much more than regular 5gal plastic buckets. That got me thinking, and now I want to ask you guys if it is ok to use any kind of bucket. Should I look the plastic type, if there is such thing, or can I go ahead and use them as my vases?

Should I wash them with a specific solution before transplanting?


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 Post subject: Re: Using buckets as vases
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:15 am 
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Plastic buckets work well. White is best because it doesn't absorb as much sun and get hot around the edges which can kill the roots. Plastic is better than metal for the same reason. Tobacco needs a big pot to grow to its full potential. They will be limited in size by the size of the container. 5 gallon is good, but I wouldn't go any smaller. If the bucket had paint or some other chemical in it, give it a good vigorous scrubbing and it should be fine. Be sure to punch some holes in the bottom for drainage. Tobacco hates having soggy feet. And so do I.

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 Post subject: Re: Using buckets as vases
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:27 am 
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I have seen pic growing into large garbage bags blacks ... very cheap!


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