37-gallon Roughneck for Earthtainer?

AvocadosNumberApril 13, 2012

Hello,

I'm having trouble finding enough 31-gallon Roughneck containers for my Earthtainer ambitions in the San Diego area. Home Depot has the 37-gallon version. I've seen some people mentioning they had used these for Earthtainers. Are there any pitfalls I should know about? Could I go with three tomato plants in these, perhaps?

Thanks!

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rnewste(8b NorCal)

You should be using the RuggedTotes available at Lowes. They have a lifetime warranty.

also, the gurneys / Burpee cage options will fit only on the 31 gallon RuggedTotes.

Raybo

Here is a link that might be useful: Rev 3.5 EarthTainer Construction Guide

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 10:13PM
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AvocadosNumber

Thanks very much Raybo! I appreciate the advice, and the terrific guide. Can't wait to get them built and populated.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 12:08AM
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Athenian(USDA 10B/Sunset 22)

Hi,

I just finished building and planting two EarthTainers.

The only thing that was difficult to find was the stainless-steel tubing used to bend the cage; the eBay listing it referenced had long since expired. I finally found the tubing at http://www.aaastainless.com/316smls.html

I was glad I found it since it made it super easy to bend the legs on the cage just right.

Now I just have to be patient and see how my cucumbers and peppers turn out.

Good Luck

Here is a link that might be useful: Stainless Steel Tubing

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 11:00AM
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rnewste(8b NorCal)

I just checked the link in the EarthTainer Guide and it worked. Both links are for a Company in Caty TX, so I am assuming it may be the same Company.

I just ordered one via the link you posted, so I may change the Guide's link to their direct Site - rather than through Ebay.

Have fun with your new EarthTainers!!

Raybo

    Bookmark   April 21, 2012 at 3:19PM
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