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Stock Tubs

Posted by Grammyof3JoAnn 9 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 8, 12 at 8:59

I recently purchased 2 large (2' deep x 4' wide) stock tubs. Any suggestions of plantings to use? Also, I plan to put packaging "peanuts" in the bottom before potting soil, but was wondering about the drainage. The tubs have one drainage plug. Any help appreciated.
The tubs will be located on the west side of my property, getting sun from noon till sunset.


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RE: Stock Tubs

I plant tomatoes,peppers,eggplant,cucumbers,squash,bush beans and other vegetable in cattle feed tubs. They hold 25 gallons. I drill 4 holes in the bottom of each one. I use potting soil with nothing else in the bottom. I would take the drain plug out and drill a few more holes in the bottom of your stock tub.


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RE: Stock Tubs

How long have you had your tubs? Is is rusting where your holes are drilled?


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RE: Stock Tubs

Mine are made of black plastic. I guess you have metal livestock water troughs. I think I would try to use plastic instead of metal if I could.


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