Galvanized Garden ~ Repurposed Container Planting

When our waste management company provided large, rolling plastic containers, we were left with an assortment of galvanized trash cans. Then we moved and inherited more cans and wash tubs! What to do with too many galvanized containers? Why, make a galvanized garden, of course!
see how I did it at :
Nasturtiums, marigolds and tomatoes in the galvanized garden.
Reuse old trashcans, buckets & tubs ~ make them into a kitchen garden!
Wooden spoon plant markers are easy to make and look great in my galvanized garden.
The galvanized garden held a lot of herbs & veggies!

Barb Rosen
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  • Marty Marty on Aug 26, 2017
    Doyou need to punch holes in the cans for drainage?

  • Judy Judy on Jan 27, 2021

    Is it really safe to grow edible plants in galvanized containers? I thought the galvanization would be poisoning.


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  • Mari Dots Mari Dots on Aug 11, 2014
    oh Carla... that is just beautiful! love that you can move it around too.. perfect!

  • Lesa Lesa on Mar 01, 2020

    What are you using for ground cover in the background. The plants are really pretty!