Bucket Washing season coincides with flower season!
What I did not know before I started growing flowers was that a small flower grower MUST also LOVE washing buckets. Every flower that you pick must go into a clean bucket.
We do not have an outdoor washing area, so I wash all our buckets at the kitchen sink - we added a tall faucet so the buckets fit under nicely. I wash with a brush, I rinse and then I add bleach to clear water which I leave in the bucket while I am washing the next one. Then I swirl that around and pour it into the next clean bucket. Then I rinse the bleached bucket with clean water.
Putting the bleach water in a clean bucket makes the bleach last longer, since it won't be inactivated by dirt.
I put them in the garage upside down piled in neat pyramids to dry overnight. They stick together less if they are dry when I stack them.
I'm picking Dianthus and Delphinium tomorrow.