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Step 2: Drainage is extremely important when working with container gardens. A few holes in the bottom are all it takes. If you opt to purchase something pre-made as a mobile garden container, make sure to remove any plugs which are often inserted into the holes for shipping. For those of you transforming another object into a mobile container, a large drill bit will do the trick. Add several good-sized holes through the bottom and keep them roughly six inches apart.
Step 3: To keep the overall weight of your containers light, it's essential to fill some of the space inside without adding extra pounds. An excellent way to do this is to fill a third to half of the container up with used, 2-liter plastic bottles. They take up lots of space, allow water to drain over and around them and they're free. Make sure the caps are on the bottles, otherwise water will get inside, then weigh them down.
Note: The same purpose can be achieved with packing peanuts but since they're usually made of Styrofoam, they're not the most environmentally-friendly choice.
Step 4: Once you've taken up bulk with plastic bottles, you'll be approaching potting soil territory, which can be very messy. To make the situation less of a mess, open the top of the plastic bag with a utility knife, then roll the plastic back neatly. This will make it easier to work with.
Step 7: Products like the Food Map Container come with casters on them. If you're turning your own object into a mobile container, opt for casters with locks on them. This comes in handy if your area is slightly sloped. Nothing's worse than meeting a next door neighbor by having your pretty garden speeding down your driveway, then into their face.