Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Galvanized Water Trough Raised Bed Garden

I'm so excited about these galvanized water troughs that I just installed at our vacation rental.
Also called stock tanks, they are perfect for the wine country, and are a great way to have an instant raised bed garden.

Never mind that there isn't anything growing yet!
I have plans to plant herbs in the trough next to the porch and tomatoes, zucchinis, and cucumbers in the other two next spring. 

Or, I might plant some flowers for fall in the meantime.  
Either way, the galvanized troughs give a whole new look to the rental!

I wanted whoever is staying here to be able to walk right out the door and pick fresh veggies straight from the garden. 
Although these stock tanks look great in the country, they would also be perfect in an urban setting, along a backyard fence or a side yard.
Just be sure to drill holes for drainage and add several inches of gravel before filling with rich soil.
Then plant whatever your heart desires!

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.

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14 comments:

designchic said...

What a perfect way to grow vegetables or your favorite flowers and they look amazing next to your rental home...wonderful idea!!

sharon smith said...

What a fantastic addition to your property. Can imagine how great that will be for your guests? Staying in wine country, picking vegetables......heaven. Oh, and the wine!
Sharon
@novaraway

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

This is something I've wanted to try for years! I love the look! You'll have to let us know how they worked out after you've had them for a year.

Patty Rumaker said...

Oh, what a cool idea!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Great! They really look super and will even look better planted.

Gina said...

Great Idea. We have one of them along our fence...it's full of water,..the cows and bull are using it.

Kathysue said...

fun way to raise a garden planting bed. Looks great with the rental,
Kathysue

Jacquelineand.... said...

Beautiful idea; I've been slowly moving to using these rather than standard gardening. Naturally neat and tidy, they are also much easier for people with disabilities to plant and maintain!

Chatfield Court said...

Thanks for sharing this Delores. This is a great idea...I have a back injury and love to garden and using something like this would make it easier for me. I would love to know how they work out for you.

Kristi

Babs Richman said...

Great idea for raised beds at the rental...and so many possibilities for planting them. Love the look.

charlieandjo said...

These look great and are only going to improve with age. I'd like to be able to say the same about myself. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

Love them.. makes me want to tear out in front of our shed and use those!

the cape on the corner said...

such a neat idea!

Florian said...

I'm so excited about these galvanized water troughs that I just installed at our ... galvanizedtrough.blogspot.com

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