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Five gallon bucket method

gallon bucket methodBefore picking up our latest load of mulch I lined up all the 5 gallon buckets we had in the center of the bed.

I was a bit curious to know if they would stay in place or get knocked over by the force of the load.

Now that I know it works we plan to add another 10 buckets before the next load.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Wow!!! Great idea, I never thought of doing that with buckets.
Comment by David Fri Mar 12 19:50:35 2010
If you can drive to your plants, it's not quite so essential, but Mark's new bucket method saves us several rounds of shoveling. In the worst case scenario, we've been known to shovel amendments out of the truck onto the ground at the parking area, then shovel a certain amount we need into the heavy hauler to cart back to the farm, then shovel it out of the heavy hauler and onto the garden. Mark's method means all he has to do is pick up a bucket twice. I find it awesome! :-)
Comment by anna Fri Mar 12 19:56:59 2010

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