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Old April 18, 2019   #1
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Default City Pickers 1 Day Sale(4/18) @ Home Depot

I just posted this in the Coupons & Codes thread, but thought I’d post it here as well.


CITY PICKERS
24.5 in. x 20.5 in. Patio Raised Garden Bed Kit with
Watering System and Casters in Cobalt Blue (1058)
$19.99
(limit 10 per order)

Save $10.34 (34%)
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Old April 18, 2019   #2
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Has anyone used these if so how do they hold up to the Weather? How many tomato plants do you grow in one? Thanks for the info. Mike
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I have two PATIO PICKERS, about two years old, but I don't use them for tomatoes.

I think they are too shallow. Just bought 4 more!

Apparently the same product is called patio Pickers at Lowe's.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/EMSCO-GROUP...en-Bed/3341626


I have read about a plastic mulch, and a cloth mesh mulch. I have the cloth, and think I prefer this. Black plastic is going to be WAY too hot here.
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Old April 18, 2019   #4
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I have two PATIO PICKRS, about two years old, but I don't use them for tomatoes.

I think they are two shallow. Just bought 4 more!

Apparently the same product is called patio Pickers at Lowe's.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/EMSCO-GROUP...en-Bed/3341626


I have read about a plastic mulch, and a cloth mesh mulch. I have the cloth, and think I prefer this. Black plastic is going to be WAY too hot here.
On my Earthboxes I always use the white side.
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Old April 18, 2019   #5
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On my Earthboxes I always use the white side.

I use white (in the summer) too, but these Patio Pickers don't have a white side.

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Old April 18, 2019   #6
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Shrinkrap thinks for the info, that's what I was thinking too shallow for matters.
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Old April 23, 2019   #7
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The caster wheels on them rust overtime and doesn't really move around smoothly anymore, especially since they're a bit small to hold the weight, so it's best to use the lightest potting mix possible.
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City Pickers order didn't go through, but free shipping on Earthboxes today, so did that instead.

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What I did last summer on some of my earthboxes is use the professional weed block, that I already had, the real thick one. Cut it to size, and used staples to keep it down.
The covers are too expensive on their website. They use to be .99
Water gets through it, but it worked for me.
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What I did last summer on some of my earthboxes is use the professional weed block, that I already had, the real thick one. Cut it to size, and used staples to keep it down.
The covers are too expensive on their website. They use to be .99
Water gets through it, but it worked for me.
Good idea! Earthbox usually has sales on the covers in the winter.
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God overview of sub-irrigation planters.

https://albopepper.com/sips.php
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