Yesterday was unseasonably warm so I decided to take advantage of the day by washing all the containers. Usually this is a cold and miserable necessity done in late winter either in the utility tub or with a hose outside. Some folks are organized enough to do this in fall but my tomatoes and peas were all growing up until almost Thanksgiving. I emptied all the containers last week but didn’t have the time to clean them, and the temperature was far from conducive to playing outside with water.
Yesterday though was different and I filled two large tubs with warm water – one with suds in it and the other with a little bleach. I was able to scrub the containers, disinfect them and store them all in one afternoon. Self watering containers, colorful containers for the deck and those that fit on the My Garden Post were all cleaned. Now they are in the basement, clean and ready to use after Christmas.
I intend to start some of the containers as soon as the holiday season is over so that I have some colorful and productive containers for my talks on The Downsized Veggie Garden.
Even the Smart Pots got brushed and washed – they are still drying but they too will be ready to use in a day or two.
An additional benefit was that I now have too clean recycle tubs as well!