One of the ways I save money when I do container gardening is to fill the bottom of my containers with left-over food grade buckets and potting containers. That way, I don’t have to fill the ENTIRE container up with expensive potting soil. I know I saved a boatload with these stock tanks, because hole-e-moly these suckers are deep. Even with the buckets, there will still be plenty of rooms for my tomatoes to develop nice deep roots.
I didn’t really have a method to my madness, I just tossed the buckets into the bottom of the tank and then started shoveling dirt over the top of the them.
Even after digging holes for the tomatoes, I didn’t even come close to un-earthing one of the buckets. Now I have potting soil left-over to plant even more containers. Hmmm, this tip could end up back-firing on me. Ha 😉