45 Gallons may not seem big, but....
I have been slowly collecting these garden beds with handles for a few years and I like the ones that are from the 'Depot best of all.
The 45 gallon is generous enough to place 4 pepper plants in, they get to touch each other yet have plenty of room to grow without smothering each other. They are also heavy enough when filled that they do not blow over or require supports to stabilize them.
I chose to fill mine with a pro mix from my local greenhouse so I had fresh bug free soil. I treat it
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with diatomaceous earth (find at your local Home Depot) to prevent anything from living in the soil, but have also had to move some to weed and found some huge cut worms under the bed, which they could not get through and my plants are nicely protected.
I will definitely be buying more and the only plants that will actually be in the ground will be zucchini and summer squash!
In the fall, after harvest, you have the option to cover and leave outdoors or empty them and hose them off and store them indoors. The handles are a great feature, but once these contain well established plants and are wet, they are not too easy to move.
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