Where to get used plant & garden things?

Where can I get used 4" ,6" 1gal-5 gal pots and used greenhouse and other things?
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  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Dec 25, 2015
    1. CraigsList 2. Local community paper-penny ads 3. Ask a wholesale nursery if they ever need to get rid of used pots and "other things." 4. Contact commercial landscaping companies. Maybe they have containers they dont need.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 25, 2015
    Ask around at local nurseries,sometimes they have an abundace of pots that they are willing to give.
  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Dec 25, 2015
    Hi Glen. I too recommend Craigslist. Look in specific section and post an ad in "wants" section as well. Try a restore and even your local goodwill. Also Google "trash nothing.org" for your area. It's a really great site for this type thing as they post wants and needs. Best of luck to you. Merry Christmas!
  • Debbie Woody Debbie Woody on Dec 25, 2015
    Check into your local Habitat for Humanity Store. They have lots of garden and plant items at very low prices.
  • Lilli Egan Lilli Egan on Dec 25, 2015
    Estate sales, garage sales, your local thrift shops
  • Patti Hall Patti Hall on Dec 25, 2015
    Find your local garden club or Master Gardner group they all have loads of pots and are happy to donate for reuse........I had 319 to give to friends that were having plant sales this fall. Good luck.
  • Linda B Linda B on Dec 25, 2015
    You can also place a listing on your local Freecycle group. https://www.freecycle.org/
    • Dee Dee on Dec 25, 2015
      @Linda B I was just going to suggest the same. Freecycle is an amazing resource, created to keep usable items out of landfills. You can post what you are searching for or trying to get rid of, all free. I guarantee, Glen, that someone can help you out.
  • Gary Stenzel Gary Stenzel on Dec 25, 2015
    Golf courses usually have huge piles of used pots. They gladly give them away so they dont have to haul them away.
  • Shopper Shopper on Dec 25, 2015
    I get all of my gardening tools, pots, standard and yard art from Estate Sales. I have gotten fabulous things in my yard is beautiful !
    • Glen_crowder Glen_crowder on Dec 25, 2015
      @Shopper thank you and I will keep an eye out .I have kin in little elm and Denton thanks
  • LD LD on Dec 25, 2015
    Goodwill, Salvation Army, Reclaim Store (Habitat for Humanity), yard sales, moving sales, Creig List, and if you don't find a listing on Craig List put a posting "looking for...".
  • Ann Ann on Dec 25, 2015
    I get the big 20+ gallon size plastic planters at our local tree nursery. The most I pay is $6 and once I cover them with pallet wood they look GREAT!
    • Glen_crowder Glen_crowder on Dec 25, 2015
      @Ann great dressing the pots up. When I need 15-25 gallon ,I will build the pots out of pallet wood and put wheels like on a chair on it . I can pull it up the ramp in my front porch
  • Elaine Marchant Elaine Marchant on Dec 25, 2015
    I find pots at yard and garage sales as well as thrift stores. I find 1/2 and 1 gal milk jugs with the tops cut off and holes in the bottom for drainage also work really well in the green house and indoors for starting plants. I make paper pots for cucumbers etc out of old newspaper strips using various sized jars for the mold or you can by an expensive wooden mold.
  • Bar2075667 Bar2075667 on Dec 25, 2015
    ccemetary trash
    • Glen_crowder Glen_crowder on Dec 27, 2015
      @Barb.schofield I think that your idea might work and thank you for the suggestion but I lost my 29 yr old daughter 3 1/2 yrs ago and I can't bring myself to do it but I will tell others
  • Nancy Nancy on Dec 25, 2015
    Well, winter in most of the US is not the best time for garage or estate sales, but I have fulfilled all my needs AND WANTS from these sales, at a tiny price. AND lot's of garden art that I would not otherwise have thought of!!
  • Connie Hoge Connie Hoge on Dec 25, 2015
    Become a member of your local < freecycle.com > yahoo group and request them. Contact the Master Gardeners in your county, someone will have too many.
  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 25, 2015
    try Craig'list " free stuff " section ,you be surprised what you can find there Good luck
  • Glen_crowder Glen_crowder on Dec 25, 2015
    A combination of different places and ideas that will get most of what I need
  • Gramma Birdie Gramma Birdie on Dec 25, 2015
    All great ideas. Also you can get 4 and 5 gallon pails for $2-$4 at almost any major hardware store. And try contacting some builders/remodelers for their empty pails from sheetrocking/mudding walls.
    • Glen_crowder Glen_crowder on Dec 28, 2015
      @Gramma Birdie chemical danger and I need like 200-400 6" pots but thanks for trying happy new year
  • Victoria Cross Victoria Cross on Dec 25, 2015
    Freecycle is the way to go, post what you're looking for as a want while keeping an eye on the offers. Go to www.freecycle.org and following the directions for getting to your neighborhood group.
  • Lori Johnson Lori Johnson on Dec 25, 2015
    Recycle, Craig's list are great suggestions, also consider church yard sales, Garage sales, Estate sales, Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. Also on Facebook "like" their pages and you can get a 20 percent off coupon. Don't worry about the color of the ITEMS u find. Just make sure they're in good condition. Spray paint hides Alot of blemishes. Plus it's customized colors to your yard that way too!
  • Ruth Ruth on Dec 25, 2015
    Check at your local cemeteries.....especially around Memorial Day when people plant for the spring/summer!!
  • Rita Rita on Dec 25, 2015
    Check with your counties extension office. Many master gardener groups have a pot recycle day and would probably give you all the pots you need
  • Pauline Sodermark Pauline Sodermark on Dec 25, 2015
    With Rustoleum spray paints, you can paint most any surface now. Had a plastic plant pot that was pink and painted it green to match the old chair into which it was to be placed in the garden.
  • Larry Chura Larry Chura on Dec 26, 2015
    Check out your local restore store.
  • Joyce Hochsprung Joyce Hochsprung on Dec 26, 2015
    Some nurseries have pot collection sheds where people can drop off and/or pick up pots for reuse.
  • Ellen Ellen on Dec 26, 2015
    Some nurseries will also just give you their spares, especially if you're a customer.
  • Julie Hoffman Julie Hoffman on Dec 26, 2015
    craigslist for your area check the free section most people are just looking to get rid of them
  • Jerry Jerry on Dec 27, 2015
    The county that i live in has a Chemical/Electronics disposal center at the Solid Waste Complex. The unused paint is accepted and given out free to those that want it for home use.
  • Cynthia Watanabe Cynthia Watanabe on Dec 27, 2015
    I've found used items at local thrift shops.
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jan 13, 2016
    Yard sales. I have also gotten 3 & 5 gallon containers when I stopped to ask if I see a landscaping crew who are planting in commercial centers. They may say "no", but it won't hurt to ask.
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