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I have been growing all typesI have been growing all types of Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, brussel sprouts, broccoli and herbs in 5 gallon buckets & other containers for years. As long as they have been cleaned and have good drainage you can use anything. Last year I even used a wicker basket that I put a trash bag in and filled it with soil (poked holes for drainage)

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