18 gal utility tubs as containers?
My local hardware store has these on sale this weekend for $5. They are the sort of tubs with faux rope handles that some people use for giant outdoor ice buckets.
Anyone have pros or cons on using these for small trees, etc.? I know they would need drainage holes, etc. I am mainly interested in how they might stand up to the sun.
I spend 3 to 4 times that amount at HD for what is supposed to be an outdoor pot only to have it become brittle in a year (esp. at the rim) and crack if you just look at it sternly. So...how much worse could these tubs be?
Any experiences? It's a great price.....