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Evary Tode Design
March 15, 2012 in Photo Questions
Where did you get those raised planters? I've never seen them and I love them!
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Banyon Tree Design Studio
The galvanized troughs are usually found at feed stores or online. They are watering containers for horses and other farm animals. We drilled drainage holes and set the troughs in a bed of rock, surrounded by wood chips.
March 15, 2012 at 10:54pm     
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Evary Tode Design
Thanks! What a great idea - I think I'll try to get some of those myself.
March 16, 2012 at 1:54am     
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msbub
They are called "stock tanks".
March 16, 2012 at 6:02pm     
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Danielle thon
I love them too!
April 1, 2012 at 8:21am   
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bmproshop
I Love them! I have been looking for a solution and this is perfect. Now I have to find out where to get them!
April 2, 2012 at 11:25pm   
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Banyon Tree Design Studio
Not hard if you are in a rural-semi-rural area, as most feed stores or country living type stores carry them as farm supplies. You could also try online if you are in a large city. While they are not very heavy, they might be a bit unwieldy to ship.
April 3, 2012 at 8:12am   
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ehuck1624
I have used a couple of them for the last several years. We put drainage holes in and also put heavy duty casters on them...they are very heavy when they have dirt in them but my sun is on the driveway. We can move if we need to. They sit on the side of the driveway. I get fabulous tomatoes. The metal keeps the soil warm like they like it. I used to have wooden ones but after a few years they rot...these won't.
May 17, 2012 at 10:11am     
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lindajayne12
Any problems with rust?
February 3, 2013 at 1:05pm   
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Banyon Tree Design Studio
No they are galvanized inside and out. I would use some sort of liner though if you are using the tanks for edible crops.
February 4, 2013 at 12:12pm     
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yogagirlsf
In San Jose, CA they sell them at Sam's Downtown Pet & Feed
March 10, 2013 at 8:43pm   
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kittynono
Hi, why a liner in the tanks for edibles? I thought they were used for livestock water and would be safe?
March 22, 2013 at 8:03am   
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ehuck1624
For most foods, contact with galvanized steel is perfectly safe. Only acidic foods should not come in contact with galvanized steel according the the U.S. Food & Drug Administration
March 22, 2013 at 11:50am   
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Claude Pilon
Te name of these container are stock tank. I spent about 1h30 to find what the name are to simplify my search
April 30, 2013 at 8:13pm     
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