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    Default Blue Plastic Barrel Uses

    Hi Everyone. I have acquired two blue plastic barrels. Both clean and only one with a circular clamp type lid. They are the big ones, like 50 gallon size.

    I am figuring what the best uses would be and interested in what other people have done.

    I don’t need water butts as I have enough of those. I do need soil so maybe I could compost something in them, although I already have two Dalek’s and struggle to get enough material to fill them.

    That aside, still interested in what you can do with them so let’s have all your ideas no matter how wild, way out and wacky they may be.

    Kind Regards.............Rob

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    I have only just acquired one on the allotment, and I have already started filling it up with roots and weeds that I don't want to risk putting in the compost. I'm hoping it will fill up naturally with water, as the taps have been turned off for the winter at the plot
    This will create a free feed for the plants!

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    Oh my word, I love pinterest for stuff like this... How about this veg store?
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/290411875952901540/

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    Cut them in half, drill holes in the bottom and grow carrots (above carrot fly height?) or grow potatoes in them..

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    I've done the same as Thelma. I've grown, chillies and sweet potatoes in mine.
    They are brilliant things. Good for storing chicken feed in as well ( before cutting in half )

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    Cut in half for root crops and I've put a bean support inside and grown beans in one.
    Mostly they're used for water, linked together.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    I use one for holding used compost from my flower baskets, an other one for holding compost from potato and tomato buckets and one for fresh compost, an other use would be for making liquid feed for the garden
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    Use as large plant pots for crops which risk becoming invasive weeds? Stuff like mint, horseradish

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