Great post Dan! That's pretty much how I operate.
Dan Boone wrote:What's a concern is something only you can decide for yourself (...)There's no such thing as zero risk, just "how small can I make it" and "how much money can I afford to spend trying to eliminate ever-tinier quanta of risks? (...) I'm content with my conclusion that the grocery store stuff is riskier
Dan Boone wrote:I'm content with my conclusion that the grocery store stuff is riskier. And so I move on.
Angelika Maier wrote:Two other points: first plastic barrels are ugly and who wants an ugly garden?
Roy Hinkley wrote:Barrels that are HDPE are the most stable to use for us. They'll be recycle symbol #2.
If you cut the top lip off the barrel it will slide down inside the bottom half and you'll get a super easy self watering planter with a bit of wicking cloth.