Planting peppers

Can a large carton box with holes in the bottom be use for a plant container?

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  • Linda Linda on Dec 29, 2017
    yes they can. however, place gravel in the bottom for drainage so your holes don't get clogged

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 29, 2017
    What's it made of? will it disintegrate with watering over time, then no.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Dec 30, 2017
      I'm doubtful, but maybe if you can find one of those waxed boxes they use for frozen food or produce, and put a plastic bag liner in it, and use some of those fiberglass strapping bands around the outside it might last. A large kitty litter box might be strong enough to last and it has a plastic bag liner.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 29, 2017
    If you use a cardboard box, it will disintegrate long before the plants are mature and giving you ripe peppers. The bottom most likely will rot out first, then go up as it falls apart from the moisture. You would be better off using a regular pot unless you want to frequently change the box. There is no way a cardboard box would get you crops without doing something to protect the box, like line it with a garbage bag, but you would still have to put holes in the bottom for drainage and the bottom of the box would still fall apart in no time.