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World's largest plant container?

Posted by s8us89ds none (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 16, 13 at 12:59

I turned my in-ground swimming pool into what might be the world's largest planter/container. Like a planter, my pool now has some drainage holes in the bottom of it. And it holds dirt. A lot of dirt. About 7 or 8 large truckloads of it or about 15,000 gallons of dirt.

It's surrounded by a tile lip and a flagstone patio, so it stands out from the rest of the yard.

As a bonus, it has a small spa/hot tub section next to it that was also built into the ground and covered with tile and stone. It's raised slightly, so it looks even more like a plant container. It only holds about 400 gallons.

And as an extra added bonus, the pool came with a large rock waterfall at one end that is now a landscape feature. It has several areas in it that are planters as well. It holds maybe 10 gallons.

I hope that these "planters" will eventually hold a half dozen large trees, plus assorted shrubs and other plants.

Is it the world's largest plant container? I don't know. I did a Google search and found a 1/4 ton hanging planter basket in front of a hotel in London. I think mine is larger, though.

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RE: World's largest plant container?

Since your "container" is connected to the ground it is no longer a container, but a raised bed. You should be able to grow anything in it you could grow in the ground. Al

RE: World's largest plant container?

Can you take pictures? I would love to see the end result.



RE: World's largest plant container?

Pics need cameras to take them and cameras require focus. Focus is what the OP is really lacking.

Is there is to be a pic ? Chances are better I'll be posting on this forum by typing/writing in better English than I do now while living on a different planet.

Until then it's still half of what I see and none of what I hear.

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