Forum

About the Landscape Juice Network

Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.

LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry

LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.

For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.

PRO

Storing Seed/Fert in plastic buckets.

I'm forever nicking the sides of bags, not quite doing them up correctly as well as not really being able to neatly store bags of seed etc. Would food grade plastic buckets work for storage without shortening the shelf life of the product?

 

By some very rough calculations 10kg of seed should fit in a 30 litre bucket so it would at least fit nicely. But my concern is whether or not I will end up with seed and fert that no longer works.

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • it is best pratice to store it in the origanal container so you know what it is and the safty data and use of the product is there for any one to read 

    can you make a wooden box to stand the bags in and a boot lace to fasten the part bags up 

     

  • How is sealing it in a more air tight container going to reduce the shelf life? Of course it will work. To address Neil's point, cut the label off the original bag and sellotape it to the bucket.

  • Yep, go for plastic tubs and fold the bag and put it in the bucket with the feed. I'd imagine a 30l tub would take a lot more than just 10kg.

  • PRO

    I use 25 litre buckets I got from Amazon

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ECW3XVA/ref=oh_aui_search_de...

    I use them for storing Perlite, which I get in 100l sacks, making it a lot easier to handle.  We tried storing compost in them as well, but as they are kept in a shed, they were getting condensation.  And consequently the contents were going mouldy.

    To overcome this I drilled a couple of small holes in the sides at the top, to aerate and this worked well.  My advice fertilser no problem, I use old tubs that contained bonemeal.  Seed maybe trickier.

    3 X 25 LITRE PLASTIC BUCKETS WITH LIDS AND METAL HANDLE, HARD WEARING BUCKET: Amazon.co.uk: Garden…
    Great prices on your favourite Gardening brands, and free delivery on eligible orders.
This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Landscaper

Ecosulis are seeking to employ landscapers to assist with our habitat creation team in Oxford. You will need to have a good level of site safety, problem solving, ability to work in a team and, at times, supervising other sub-contractors. Working alongside a team, you will be required to undertake a variety of work including:

Landscaper

Ecosulis are seeking to employ landscapers to assist with our habitat creation team in Birmingham. You will need to have a good level of site safety, problem solving, ability to work in a team and, at times, supervising other sub-contractors. Working alongside a team, you will be required to undertake a variety of work including:

Gardener

About the role: It’s admiring your lawn before millions do the same It’s taking every opportunity to make your mark. And it’s the pride in joining a team at the heart of a world famous institution. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional. The Gardens and Grounds team care for and present

Experienced Horticulturist

Experienced Horticulturist required for garden maintenance and soft landscaping. You need to be: – Passionate about gardening – Able to produce and oversee a consistently high quality finish in all the gardens we manage – A good communicator within the team and with clients – Reliable and enthusiastic – Presentable and hardworking – Have a

Business Objectives Group (BOG)

PRO

Business courses

Afternoon,   Can anyone recommend a course that has improved the way they run their business. I like to think I have a fair grasp on the basics of running a business but feel that to kick on again I would benefit from some sort of learning.   has…

Read more…
7 Replies · Reply by Katie Forward on Saturday

Latest blog post

Trade green waste centres

If you've received help from the Landscape Juice Network and you'd like to say thank you, why not make a small donation?

The site is maintained as an indpendent industry resource and it's become an essential tool for those working in the landscape industry.

Thank you

Phil Voice

Founder Landscape Juice

Make a donation

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs

PRO Supplier

Etesia UK has unveiled two new Attila pedestrian brushcutters ahead of the 2019 season.

With built-in rugged reliability as standard, the new Etesia AK60 and AH75 pedestrian brushcutters have been designed to work in the toughest of…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Complete Weed Control has announced a series of roadshow events to provide essential guidance for the amenity sector dealing with the application of glyphosate.

The half day seminars will detail the latest information from Bayer…

Read more…