Ernie and I also use plastic canvas lined milk crates to grow all kinds stuff in
them so we can see root development and also allow for roots to grow into the
ground. Ernie is starting some of his monster pumpkins in the crates this year.|
If there is a tall or easy to knock over specimen, I put a cement block inside the crate before placing the plastic canvas box in it. The taller specimens are then planted in the crates and secured to the crates with twine. Foam wedges are used to buffer the weight of the specimen against the twine to protect the specimens from the twine burning into contact areas with the specimens.