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Vegetable Garden in Containers

This vegetable garden is used year round. It is set up with an automatic watering system for a busy homeowner. The large containers are livestock watering troughs; tall enough to keep small dogs out.

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March 2, 2013
thekarenursic wrote:
Love your work, can you consult for a front yard make over in Hawaii??
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what is the most inexpesive yard design
   March 9, 2014 at 5:38AM
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February 11, 2013
littledgray25 wrote:
Do the containers need holes in the bottom for drainage?
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Yes they do need holes for drainage. These have a big hole cut into the bottom and are set on a bed of crushed rock. They have a few inches of crushed rock topped with landscape fabric in the bottom of the container.
   February 11, 2013 at 8:51AM
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TY. Thought of all of that except the landscape fabric in bottom of container. Already started my raised beds out of wooden pallets, but definetly keeping this in mind for next year. Make it permanent and very "green".
   February 11, 2013 at 9:15AM
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August 1, 2012
michaeladair wrote:
what is the manufacturer's name of these water troughs? - I'm looking to source these in Canada if possible.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Size matters when it comes to containers for edibles. Most vegetables have rather large root systems that require pots to be deep and wide. Plus, larger containers won’t dry out as quickly, making it easier on you and less stressful for your plants. Find pots at least 12 inches wide and deep; 16- to 20-inch pots are even better.
7. Grow vegetables and herbs in potsIn containers, like raised beds, the soil or potting mix will be warmer than in the ground. You can also move containers to warmer parts of the garden in winter. Many vegetables will grow well in containers, particularly leafy ones such as salad greens, lettuce, spinach and silver beet. Peas, broccoli and broad beans need containers that are ideally a minimum size of 30cm in diameter per plant. Always use a good-quality planting mix.

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September 6, 2014
potted vegetables
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large metal basin planters
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Love the copper kettles for planters
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containers for veggies
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Herb garden
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Large inexpensive planter
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container garden
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livestock watering troughs
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April 30, 2014
Saves on space and introduces more
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April 29, 2014
Great idea for plant containers we can move around.
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April 21, 2014
Up against the back of the house where bedroom is???
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April 16, 2014
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April 16, 2014
could use the large metal container behind shed for some aspects of garden - herbs and lettuce near house?
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April 15, 2014
garden containers
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April 15, 2014
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April 9, 2014
Size matters when it comes to containers for edibles. Most vegetables have rather large root systems that require pots to be deep and wide. Plus, larger containers won’t dry out as quickly, making it easier on you and less stressful for your plants. Find pots at least 12 inches wide and deep; 16- to 20-inch pots are even better.
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copper colored containers
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Containers for veg
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March 30, 2014
big tin container
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March 29, 2014
container gardening
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March 28, 2014
South side of house
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March 28, 2014
I like the bronze painted look.
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March 24, 2014
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March 23, 2014
Herb containers
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March 18, 2014
Tubs for plants along house
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March 12, 2014
Love the painted copper look of these trough planters
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March 1, 2014
good option
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February 25, 2014
ideas for containers (Natasha?)
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February 11, 2014
Containers and veg combos
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I like the steel basins sprayed a nice color
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December 22, 2013
Trough gardening
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December 12, 2013
Good use of repetition in pot colours - harmonizes a small garden area.
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December 8, 2013
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November 27, 2013
Container vegetables.
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November 9, 2013
Like the veggie tubs
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November 7, 2013
These containers would make a great privacy screen
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November 3, 2013
Container vege garden
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Water trough
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dark planters
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September 29, 2013
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Troughs keep plants up off the ground, look good too
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metal containers
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Color of metal beds
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trough garden
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metal containers
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August 21, 2013
plants off the ground...
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August 18, 2013
Dark watering troughs for raised herb garden
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August 11, 2013
For the side yard
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vegitables in containers
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Garden containers
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metal containers
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Recipientes de metal para huerto
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July 15, 2013
Container Gardens
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July 14, 2013
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July 4, 2013
Vegetable Garden in containers, wow, I never thought of that. vegetable garden is used year round. It is set up with an automatic watering system for a busy homeowner. The large containers are livestock watering troughs;
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July 2, 2013
Galvanized, Corrugated Metal Troughs for Planters
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water troughs
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16 to 20" pots
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June 10, 2013
large planters
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June 10, 2013
like different pot options and size of plant options
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June 10, 2013
multiple heights of plants
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I would love to plant herbs and some privacy plants.
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veg planters
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June 9, 2013
i would like to have a section of our yard for vegetable plantings in these type of containers
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Great container garden
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Planter boxes
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Create a space for container gardening?
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I love the varying heights in this container garden.
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container garden
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Raised garden bed
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I like it, looks compact and a good height of the ground.
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tub planters
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livestock troughs
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like the buckets
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Idea for planting herbs.
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watering trough-?painted
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rocks, fabric, then soil. like the metal containers
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The galvanized troughs are a clever idea.
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watering troughs
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easy backyard gardening
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livestock watering troughs
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painted tubs
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April 6, 2013
Painted containers!!!
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April 6, 2013
Love the repurposed troughs.
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vegetable garden
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April 3, 2013
Garden in containers so dogs don't lay on (or do their business in) the beds
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potted herb garden
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livestock watering troughs
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Troughs are great for small spaces
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Troughs for planting
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tomotoes in pots
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Garden ideas
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my husband and i love this for our backyard
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dark metal
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Large dark tubs
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March 12, 2013
Neat idea!
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Container garden
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March 12, 2013
planting in troughs
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March 11, 2013
painted troughs
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March 11, 2013
Potato bins?
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March 8, 2013
LIke the brown containers
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March 7, 2013
Galvanized tubs with watering system
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March 6, 2013
Perfect for trailing beans and peas.
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March 5, 2013
Painted Water Troughs... what a great idea to keep out gophers.
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Fence for hot tub?
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February 24, 2013
Containers for herbs
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February 21, 2013
horse trough
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February 20, 2013
raised beds container garden
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container garden of livestock watering
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February 14, 2013
This vegetable garden is used year round. It is set up with an automatic watering system for a busy homeowner. The large containers are livestock watering troughs; tall enough to keep small dogs out.
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February 14, 2013
Excellent idea for climbing veggies!
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do with the purplepots
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Container garden
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January 24, 2013
Like the look of these containers and pots.
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January 24, 2013
Mixed containers
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January 20, 2013
my garden
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January 19, 2013
nice grouping, dog-proof!
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January 18, 2013
You can plant fruits and vegetables in containers. Remember the Falats had raspberries in their side yard that bloomed twice a year. Quote from Houzz: Size matters when it comes to containers for edibles. Most vegetables have rather large root systems that require pots to be deep and wide. Plus, larger containers won’t dry out as quickly, making it easier on you and less stressful for your plants. Find pots at least 12 inches wide and deep; 16- to 20-inch pots are even better.
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January 17, 2013
love the idea of using tubs for potting
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January 16, 2013
livestock watering troughs used as large planters
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January 13, 2013
I like the large troughs
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Garden containers
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January 5, 2013
Not only pots, but ugly ones as well.
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December 30, 2012
Troughs...source website
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paint galvanized tubs?
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November 25, 2012
simple yet effective garden design
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November 11, 2012
Raised beds?
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November 11, 2012
I could do this
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Veggie garden
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October 26, 2012
i like the darker colored containers
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October 21, 2012
small trough containers
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bronze garden troughs
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Veggie ideas
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Plant pots
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container veg garden
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Paint the metal containers first
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September 22, 2012
أحواض الشجر
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love this color trough!
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Bins painted bronze look nice ... Water trough barrels
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