[permaculture] small attached greenhouses

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Sat Nov 21 23:04:03 EST 2009


Scott Pittman wrote:
> I know that zomeworks used army surplus ammo cans for water storage.  They
> are rectangular and water proof, unlike most barrels.  They stack well and
> fit up against interior walls.  
> 
> Zomeworks is one of the best passive solar companies around and has been for
> over 30 years.
> 
> If you use your barrels or ammo cans to raise your beds then you get heat
> where you most need it, the root zone of plants.  

Another source for new and used containers, steel and plastic, are water 
treatment companies that deal with boilers, well and municipal water and 
swimming pools and the ones that resell treatment chemicals wholesale. 
Their used containers may or may not contain some small amount of mildly 
problematic residues that may easily be disposed of or neutralized on 
site or taken to a county houshold waste recycling facility. These are 
extremely sturdy and durable containers probably very UV resistant. They 
also have steel barrels, 20 and 50 gallon, new, possibly used. The 
plastic ones range in size from 5 to 20 to 50 gallon in size, cloudy 
white to light blue to black (these are really sturdy). The swimming 
pool maintenance companies have 6 gallon buckets with screw on lids for
storage of granulated chlorine and DE pearls for filtration.



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