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Photo of a mid-sized contemporary backyard gravel vegetable garden landscape in San Francisco. — Houzz

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Alicia Cataldo wrote:
Having a hard time finding these types of troughs. Any suggestions.
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sjennifer
You can buy them at any tractor supply store
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victoriabee2

Unfortunately Tractor Supply/Lowes/Home Depot/Agrisupply or any of the others I looked at, won't deliver the larger ones (6ft or more) and it is too heavy to lift out of the back of my SUV and get it to where I want it. So it's either lots of small ones, or you need someone to help picking them up and getting them home and in position.

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onesuze wrote:
where can I get these planters? - In the Philadelphia area, where can I find these planters? Thx
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hus1313
You Can buy them at pottery barn
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cmrclyde
Try farm and ranch i.e. Tractor Supply stores
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Tichonn wrote:
where to buy - where did you get these? thanks
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respilosa

We live in an urban area, far from farm supply stores. Thankfully, you can also order these troughs from Amazon. Search for "galvanized stock tank."

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They are available at farm stores and amazon

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Cheryl Sommardahl wrote:
soaker hoses in troughs - I found some troughs on Craig's List. I plan to water with soaker hoses. How would it be best to run the hoses? Looks like I need to drill a hole in each tank to insert the soaker in to. Thinking run the soaker in U create a look to water the tub. Any suggestions?
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Cheryl Sommardahl

Yes. They could be used anywhere you like the "look". I will post pictures soon. My vegetable garden is almost done. Today my husband made a scarecrow. She'd quits, I saw your idea after I put in drip irrigation. We have a well.

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lalaurenzi
Love this idea ! Thinking of doing a garden this way ! Did you fill the tubs with soil or did you put an insert in to raise them?
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kaleyejohnson wrote:
Pale Yellow Brick House - Help! We are using our tax return to paint our house. The majority of it is a pale yellow brick but the people before us built in the carport and that part is wood, as well as each end of the house (We're only painting the wood, not the brick). It's a single story ranch style home. We have a white garage door. I'm really nervous about picking a color and hating it so I could really use some help. I would attach a picture but I don't know how.
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Mary Bon
*can VARY a lot.
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katemacblacket
Paint the entire house, including the brick. Buy several samples of paint you think might work and paint 4x4 sections on the house. Label them a, b, c etc. then look at them at different times of the day and in different light conditions. Ask your friends to come by and vote. Then pick the one you like best and tell your spouse/partner you have better taste in paint than he/she does. Always works for me ;)
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Nicole Lepoutre-Baldocchi wrote:
Self watering? - Has anyone figured out how to add a self-watering system to these troughs? Would be a great solution for people who travel a lot!
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Emily Merrell
It looks like they have a self watering system already. You could bury a hose, and run it up through the bottom of these troughs. I think that would be a really great idea for a garden. It really keeps everything organized so much better. http://www.desertgardensinc.com
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Nicole Lepoutre-Baldocchi
Need to figure out how to get that water wicked up to the planting soil for the roots to find it. That's the tricky part. I'm planning on getting some already self-watering planter for the front porch and I'll suss out how they work that. Then I can steal the idea for the troughs.
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Julie Johnsen wrote:
Cabinet help - Please give me ideas on the best cabinet color to choose to go with oak flooring. I have existing black granite, may keep or replace with lighter if I choose a dark cabinet? How do I post a picture?
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claireterry
Did you choose a color? If yes, please post a picture. I have the same oak cabinets and floor and I also need some ideas for a new color.
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Kathleen W
You could use Minwax Polyshades to wipe on in one step and change the color plus refresh the finish. Here is a link showing how to use Cherry to make a darker walnut color over this yellowish tone you have: http://www.minwax.com/expert-wood-tips/change-stain-color-with-polyshades/?gclid=CPC-uZ_n0b0CFcyTfgodSm4ATw There is a color chart on that site for more options for light, medium or dark colors that you are trying to change. Good luck! PS you can just wipe this product on with a soft cloth, we've done our cabinets a few times with it just to refresh the same finish.
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ksla2b wrote:
doesn't the soil get too hot for plants?
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laurie526
I live in Sacramento area, would painting the containers white keep the plants from getting to hot here?
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Anita Thomas
moving to ATL GA is is the trough idea good ?
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Susan Mandel wrote:
Did you add drains to these water troughs or do they come with a drain?
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Heather Macholan
They have a drain
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sherrysusan
If you're on a budget, like many of us, you can get these a lot cheaper at a Farm & Fleet Store, any farm supply outlet, Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply. They won't have holes, but it's easy to have someone drill some holes, or if you do a "garden Lasagna" set up, you won't even have to drill holes, just start with twigs and small branches in bottom, followed by smashed up pop cans, then paper, and finally dirt. Google this technique for more info & good luck! I plan to do raised gardens this year too due to a disability
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khugely wrote:
Where can I but the aluminum oval garden planters? - I am interested in the oval aluminum stock tanks to create a raised vegetable garden. Where is a good place to purchase them on line? The ones in the pictures look to be about 3' talk.
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Farm stores or amazon has them "stock tanks"

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2cent wrote:
Like the lime green chairs & tables? Where are they from please?
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The client purchased these and I believe they came from Design Within Reach.
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Marie-Claude Lachance wrote:
Notre jardin urbain - Est-ce possible de savoir où nous pouvons nous procurer ce type de bac ?
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leasail wrote:
Leanne - Who is the manufacturer?
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dw7426 wrote:
Can you tell me Why are you putting fabric on the bottom? - We are about to add troughs using them in the same way and are curious why you are adding the fabric. Thanks!
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moxieinvt wrote:
re too hot; - I am buying used versions of this on Craigs list, for a country garden setting on a farm. I hope to reduce my bending while tending plants. I am sure they will require extra water and could get hot in the south. But for my zone 3 area, if they warm early that's good for me. These are called stock tanks and can be purchased online and at farm stores.
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Lauren Dunec Design added this to How to Turn a Stock Tank Into a Planter for Edibles and More
3. Fill it with soil. If you did not cover the drainage holes with wire mesh, arrange some pottery shards over the holes to help prevent clogging. Next, fill the container with a mix of fresh potting soil, decomposed compost and any other organic soil amendments you’d like. Mix well to distribute the nutrients.4. Plant. Plant seedlings or directly sow seeds in the soil of the trough. Arrange plants by mature size and height to keep taller plants from shading the smaller ones as they grow in.5. Water. Whether you set up irrigation or make a schedule for hand watering, plan on keeping the soil consistently moist in the trough while plants are young and then watering according to plant needs. As with raised beds, plants in stock tanks dry out more quickly than those in the ground, so setting up a drip irrigation system or a soaker hose can help plants get adequate moisture.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

gggal added this to WildRose -Landscape
This is an interesting idea to use in the middle of the garden.
Cheryl Hayles added this to webuser_757139092's ideas
These instead of the woodier boxes.

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