I noticed that the donut icing was starting to attract ants, even though the lids were still on. I decided to act decisively in a decisive manner.
I was worried about how difficult it might be to get all that icing out of the buckets, but I found a way that worked.
I used a power washer nozzle attachment to a garden hose. It’s not one of those cheap plastic things that has the rotary dial you can to select what kind of spray you want. This is a small brass fitting that has about a 1/4″ nozzle. It works so well I got a little wet myself from the back splash.
There is still a thin coating of grease on the inside of the buckets and I have some old dishwashing liquid that will take care of that. Later. When the mood hits.
Last frost in my area is 4/15 and I can’t wait to set this up. My tomatoes are getting almost too tall for the containers I’m using.