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Wicker Baskets

Post by MISSYMAGICGI » Fri, 20 Dec 2002 23:26:35



I was wondering if I can use some of my wicker plant baskets for plant pots
next season? Is there any toxin's in wicker?

Thanks,

Sacha

 
 
 

Wicker Baskets

Post by MLF » Sat, 21 Dec 2002 07:24:09


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> I was wondering if I can use some of my wicker plant baskets for
> plant pots next season? Is there any toxin's in wicker?

This may be a very good idea. However, most are made in third-world
countries, so there's no telling what's in/on them. OTOH, if they are
unpainted/stained/coated, they are probably worth a try. I would soak
them underwater (not in the pond) for a week or two first just to remove
any water-soluble chemicals that may be in them.


New Orleans, LA             (Remove the POTATO to reply)
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Post by Josh Spec » Sun, 22 Dec 2002 04:21:16


 > I was wondering if I can use some of my wicker plant baskets for
 > plant pots next season? Is there any toxin's in wicker?

Hi Sacha,

I'm not sure about toxins, but I would be concerned about how long the
baskets would last being constantly wet.  Depending on the size of
baskets you used, it could get to be expensive to replace them every year.

Just a thought...

Josh
IA
z4

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In The Country Garden & Gifts
Specializing in Hostas and Water Gardens
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Post by MISSYMAGICGI » Sun, 22 Dec 2002 17:08:05


Just curious if it would work good as a plant pot.
 
 
 

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Post by Nedr » Sun, 22 Dec 2002 20:56:47


If you want a Yes or No answer to your question...
I vote No ... for all the reasons the previous two posters cited.

Nedra in Missouri
zone 6
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118


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> Just curious if it would work good as a plant pot.

 
 
 

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Post by ponde » Sat, 28 Dec 2002 11:46:22


Plus yes they will rot very fast, if you put one in in the spring, in the
middle of summer if you went to lift it out, you would get the rim only!


Quote:
> If you want a Yes or No answer to your question...
> I vote No ... for all the reasons the previous two posters cited.

> Nedra in Missouri
> zone 6
> http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
> http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118



> > Just curious if it would work good as a plant pot.