Cheap flower pots?

Anyone ever taken 5 gal plastic buckets and spray painted them to make cheap flower pots?
If yes..... work well?
Any downside to doing this?
I want to plant a bunch of Caladiums in them come June 1
I'm in north Missouri
Trying to be frugal
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snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

Yes you can paint your 5 gal pots. As for the Caladiums they like a well drained soil with extra peat moss. 1 soil, 2 peat, 2 sharp sand or perlite. Mix a a bit of detergent in some water to moisten the mix.
You can reach me at : snipped-for-privacy@shaw.ca if you wish to discuss your gardening and plants. I'm a Calgary Horticulturalist and would enjoy talking about hort topics.
Derryl Killan Horticulturalist
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