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I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

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By Mavis Butterfield on April 22, 2012 ·

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

Yesterday, I went to the Home Depot to pick up a gallon of stain for the garden boxes. As I was waiting for my order to be processed, I headed over to the flower section to see if there was anything I was interested in. On the way there I passed by a man who was carrying a. The kind of plain Jane pots trees come in when you buy them at a nursery. Knowing I needed to find a bunch for my greenhouse, I excitedly asked him where he found the black plastic pot.

“Over there” he pointed, as he walked by, “and they are only $9.42 each”. I stopped dead in my tracks. Did he just say $9.42 each? For a? I thought I must have heard wrong so I went to take a look. Sure enough, Home Depot was selling the common black plastic pots for almost $10. Holy canolies Batman, who on earth would PAY for a black plastic pot I thought. I smiled, let out a little laugh and then headed outside to the nursery area. After all, I had 15 minutes to burn until my stain was ready so I took my time walking past the tables and carts of flowers and shrubs .

And then BAM! I found gold. Did you know the Home Depot has a “recycling” program? Oh yes, yes they do Bob. Of course this is all news to me, but apparently if you purchase a tree, plant, flower, yada yada, at Home Depot, you can bring the growing container back for recycling. Wowza! There should be a press release on this for the cheapskates like me out there. Not to mention “I’ll happily pay $9.42 for a plastic pot” guy in his brown leather shoes and pressed chinos. Not that he would want to necessarily put a used {dirty} container in his sports car or anything, but still, knowledge is power.

So in stealth like fashion I quickly scooped up all the buckets I could carry {I didn’t want to leave the pots unattended to look for a cart} and headed over to the cashier stand. Yada Yada Yada, “Can I have these?” “Suuuuure” she said, obviously unaware of the riches I was holding in the form of black plastic pots. “Knock yourself out.”

Wahooo what a find! Not only did I get a boatload of large black plastic pots for the greenhouse from the Home Depot, but I also stopped by the Albertsons bakery department and asked if they had any cookie or frosting buckets they wanted to get rid of. Mr. Master Baker {who has seen me before} simply pointed to the back of the bakery and said “Take whatever you want.” And so I did.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

One mans trash is another man’s treasure.

How about YOU? Have you scored any awesome freebies lately?

Here are just a few of my favorites, narrowing this list down was tough!

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How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

I refuse to pay for boxes. I send packages of FREE-bies and CHEAP-ies to my oldest DD in the San Juan Isalnds. I keep my eyes open at Target, Fred Meyer, etc. for someone stocking shelves with the size box I need. I ask for one, and have NEVER been refused!

Do you know the mailing places, shipping supply places, etc. charge $6 – $7 for a medium size box?? I checked once and left empty handed.

yes the San Juan Island are awesome. I got married on Ocras

I know that is silly the will not give away anything where i live either. I’ve been looking for days i live in detroit and i am starting an organic business.

You can get the left-over “scraps” from any building site, any new construction, or landscaping project. Just go ask for the project manager and tell them you’d like to haul away their scrap for them. Usually, they’re very accommodating. They might even help you load it up. If you don’t have a truck, you can usually borrow one from a friend.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

I also had the good fortune recently of asking a landscaper crew if they were going to Keep their empty” pots and was told, if I pick them up, I was welcome to them. I scored over 200 5 gallon pots and several dozen 1 gallon containers as well. It never hurts to ask! the worst that can happen is they say “no”

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I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

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How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

By Mavis Butterfield on April 22, 2012 ·

Yesterday, I went to the Home Depot to pick up a gallon of stain for the garden boxes. As I was waiting for my order to be processed, I headed over to the flower section to see if there was anything I was interested in. On the way there I passed by a man who was carrying a. The kind of plain Jane pots trees come in when you buy them at a nursery. Knowing I needed to find a bunch for my greenhouse, I excitedly asked him where he found the black plastic pot.

“Over there” he pointed, as he walked by, “and they are only $9.42 each”. I stopped dead in my tracks. Did he just say $9.42 each? For a? I thought I must have heard wrong so I went to take a look. Sure enough, Home Depot was selling the common black plastic pots for almost $10. Holy canolies Batman, who on earth would PAY for a black plastic pot I thought. I smiled, let out a little laugh and then headed outside to the nursery area. After all, I had 15 minutes to burn until my stain was ready so I took my time walking past the tables and carts of flowers and shrubs .

And then BAM! I found gold. Did you know the Home Depot has a “recycling” program? Oh yes, yes they do Bob. Of course this is all news to me, but apparently if you purchase a tree, plant, flower, yada yada, at Home Depot, you can bring the growing container back for recycling. Wowza! There should be a press release on this for the cheapskates like me out there. Not to mention “I’ll happily pay $9.42 for a plastic pot” guy in his brown leather shoes and pressed chinos. Not that he would want to necessarily put a used {dirty} container in his sports car or anything, but still, knowledge is power.

So in stealth like fashion I quickly scooped up all the buckets I could carry {I didn’t want to leave the pots unattended to look for a cart} and headed over to the cashier stand. Yada Yada Yada, “Can I have these?” “Suuuuure” she said, obviously unaware of the riches I was holding in the form of black plastic pots. “Knock yourself out.”

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

Wahooo what a find! Not only did I get a boatload of large black plastic pots for the greenhouse from the Home Depot, but I also stopped by the Albertsons bakery department and asked if they had any cookie or frosting buckets they wanted to get rid of. Mr. Master Baker {who has seen me before} simply pointed to the back of the bakery and said “Take whatever you want.” And so I did.

One mans trash is another man’s treasure.

How about YOU? Have you scored any awesome freebies lately?

Here are just a few of my favorites, narrowing this list down was tough!

This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links help support this site. For more information, please see my . Thank you for supporting One Hundred Dollars a Month.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

Hang out with Mavis & Lucy right in your Inbox!

I refuse to pay for boxes. I send packages of FREE-bies and CHEAP-ies to my oldest DD in the San Juan Isalnds. I keep my eyes open at Target, Fred Meyer, etc. for someone stocking shelves with the size box I need. I ask for one, and have NEVER been refused!

Do you know the mailing places, shipping supply places, etc. charge $6 – $7 for a medium size box?? I checked once and left empty handed.

yes the San Juan Island are awesome. I got married on Ocras

I know that is silly the will not give away anything where i live either. I’ve been looking for days i live in detroit and i am starting an organic business.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

You can get the left-over “scraps” from any building site, any new construction, or landscaping project. Just go ask for the project manager and tell them you’d like to haul away their scrap for them. Usually, they’re very accommodating. They might even help you load it up. If you don’t have a truck, you can usually borrow one from a friend.

I also had the good fortune recently of asking a landscaper crew if they were going to Keep their empty” pots and was told, if I pick them up, I was welcome to them. I scored over 200 5 gallon pots and several dozen 1 gallon containers as well. It never hurts to ask! the worst that can happen is they say “no”

Sign up for my newsletter and get a copy of my "28 Ways to Slash Your Grocery Budget"

I am your typical housewife living in high maintenance suburbia. I have a handsome husband, 2 kids and a flock of pet chickens. I try and feed my family with $100 a month. With the help of coupons, gardening and bartering I am able to squeeze the most out of our grocery budget and still manage to have a little fun along the way.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

The links in the post below may be affiliate links. Read the

By Mavis Butterfield on April 22, 2012 ·

Yesterday, I went to the Home Depot to pick up a gallon of stain for the garden boxes. As I was waiting for my order to be processed, I headed over to the flower section to see if there was anything I was interested in. On the way there I passed by a man who was carrying a. The kind of plain Jane pots trees come in when you buy them at a nursery. Knowing I needed to find a bunch for my greenhouse, I excitedly asked him where he found the black plastic pot.

“Over there” he pointed, as he walked by, “and they are only $9.42 each”. I stopped dead in my tracks. Did he just say $9.42 each? For a? I thought I must have heard wrong so I went to take a look. Sure enough, Home Depot was selling the common black plastic pots for almost $10. Holy canolies Batman, who on earth would PAY for a black plastic pot I thought. I smiled, let out a little laugh and then headed outside to the nursery area. After all, I had 15 minutes to burn until my stain was ready so I took my time walking past the tables and carts of flowers and shrubs .

And then BAM! I found gold. Did you know the Home Depot has a “recycling” program? Oh yes, yes they do Bob. Of course this is all news to me, but apparently if you purchase a tree, plant, flower, yada yada, at Home Depot, you can bring the growing container back for recycling. Wowza! There should be a press release on this for the cheapskates like me out there. Not to mention “I’ll happily pay $9.42 for a plastic pot” guy in his brown leather shoes and pressed chinos. Not that he would want to necessarily put a used {dirty} container in his sports car or anything, but still, knowledge is power.

How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden

So in stealth like fashion I quickly scooped up all the buckets I could carry {I didn’t want to leave the pots unattended to look for a cart} and headed over to the cashier stand. Yada Yada Yada, “Can I have these?” “Suuuuure” she said, obviously unaware of the riches I was holding in the form of black plastic pots. “Knock yourself out.”

Wahooo what a find! Not only did I get a boatload of large black plastic pots for the greenhouse from the Home Depot, but I also stopped by the Albertsons bakery department and asked if they had any cookie or frosting buckets they wanted to get rid of. Mr. Master Baker {who has seen me before} simply pointed to the back of the bakery and said “Take whatever you want.” And so I did.

One mans trash is another man’s treasure.

How about YOU? Have you scored any awesome freebies lately?

Here are just a few of my favorites, narrowing this list down was tough!

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