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Old March 28, 2018   #7
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Originally Posted by Nan_PA_6b View Post
If your buckets are white, they'll reflect more light and heat than if they are black. If you're worried about them getting too hot, put reflective material (like aluminum foil with the shiny side out) around the outside of the bucket.

Yup, they're white. So far I've drilled five 1/2" holes in just the bottom of the them. This is an experiment, and I was thinking of planting half of each of my varieties in the buckets, and the other half in the ground. As I have the room, maybe it would work to put the buckets between the carrots (that are in a raised box) and the in-ground spuds, hoping their foliage's would provide some shade to the buckets themselves. ?? (I can come up with some unusual ideas sometimes!).
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