Probably asbestos containers
Lurker question here.....I got a call that someone had taken apart a huge garden in town, and all of the pots/containers were sitting on the street for the taking. I bit, and took home three huge, rectangular deep lovlies, giddy at my score. Call the next day from the same person - careful, they are asbestos.
I looked them over, no cracks, breaks, etc. I really need these as my garden is, well, challenged for space. I looked all over GW and the Web, could find no advice, so I'm asking you all: can I line them with plastic, or something, and use 'em anyway? Not for veggies, I already know, but for flowers? Yarrow (sometimes used medicinally here by crushing the leaves to stop bleeding)? Other pot herbs? What kind of lining? Thick plastic? Sailcloth or other thick cloth? Can I paint them with oil-based or primer or something?
I gotta start planting and need to know if these go back out to the street or if they can find some sorely needed use. Any ideas?