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    Walmart has nice big plastic rope handled containers for 6.96 for sale. Maybe some of you guys could use those to haul your figs in an out. I am going to by a couple and plant tomatoes in them. Joyce

  • #2
    Joyce, they don't have uv protection and fall apart.
    Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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    • #3
      Joyce,
      I'm not agreeing with Hershell
      But the containers will usually only last 1 season when exposed to direct sunlight. Painting with a UV inhibitor could help, but Tractor Supply has similar Heavier duty tubs for only $2.00 more, but they are only sold in sets of 2.
      Good Luck.

      Oops, the TS buckets have increased in price since last year, http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...2?cm_vc=-10005 sorry, they're $6.00 more each...
      Last edited by AscPete; 06-28-2015, 05:53 PM. Reason: added comment Oops.
      Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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      • #4
        Here is another good deal available online at Walmart. I just ordered a set of 8 of the Homz rope handled 17 gallon containers for $25.88, or at a price of $3.22 each. Free shipping to the store. Walmart #: 550893820


        This may be a typo but I am going to hold them to it. I was thinking about painting them a reflective protective paint. That might help.
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        Zone 7a
        Current Stable of Figs: Chicago Hardy (Lowes), Red Lebanese (Harvey C), Makedonia Dark (Bass), Ronde de Bordeaux (KK), and Malta Black (out of country)

        Wish List: Violette de Bordeaux, St. Rita, Bethlehem Black, Maltese Falcon, Hollier, Black Beauty 10

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          rusty hooks commented
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          When those come would you please let us know about the thickness and quality of the plastic they used? I'd order several sets...but I hesitate....

          Tha's a great buy and I'd be cautious of the plastic they used when just under this one is a 12 gallon single tub with rope handles for 17 plus change.....

      • #5
        thanks guys did not know about the UV. Don't want to fool with painting tubs. Joyce

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        • #6
          Pete is exactly correct about the UV. I think we all got taken years ago when someone started growing fig trees in those rope handle pots. The price is right but the price is also very wrong. It pays in the long run to invest in a container that will last. Either way, you're gonna pay now or pay later depending on how you look at it.
          Dennis
          Charlotte, NC /Zone 8a

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          • #7
            Thanks for the information and I will cancel the order. I always like to learn from those with more experience. I am also looking at plant stands to elevate my pots off of the concrete and perhaps reflective foil to wrap the pots. Has anyone seen some good results to avoid overheating the roots?
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            Zone 7a Current Stable of Figs: Chicago Hardy (Lowes), Red Lebanese (Harvey C), Makedonia Dark (Bass), Ronde de Bordeaux (KK), and Malta Black (out of country) Wish List: Violette de Bordeaux, St. Rita, Bethlehem Black, Maltese Falcon, Hollier, Black Beauty 10, Marseilles VS Black

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            • #8
              On another note, in another part of the store the Sterilite 66 Qt. plastic container with lid is a nice sized humidity bin that will fit 15 of those 32 oz deli cups cozily.
              RI Zone 6a
              Container Herder

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