Creative Galvanized Planter Ideas


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Grandma’s Washtub!  Best Planter Ever!

My grandma would be quite surprised to know that her old galvanized washtub was one of my favorite planters until a few years ago when we moved and it was unceremoniously tossed onto the “this is not going!” pile.Galvanized Planter Ideas


These washtubs, etc., are such great inventions to use as planters because galvanizing the metal is done to provide corrosion protection.  That’s why grandma had her washtub and then mom had her washtub and then I had her washtub for soooo many years.  Until……see above

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4 Comments on Creative Galvanized Planter Ideas

  1. Anda
    April 12, 2013 at 12:21 am (3 years ago)

    I love this idea too, and have a few kicking around, but never did this because of drainage. I’d hate to put holes in the bottom of the galvanized container! Did you put drainage holes?
    I’ve tried potting things in nice pots without holes & they just drowned eventually, especially if left outside!

    • Cindy
      June 1, 2013 at 4:07 am (3 years ago)

      I usually put rocks in the bottom of large planters or planters that do not have drainage. The rocks give the drainage without putting wholes in the planter.

  2. Donie Schmidt
    May 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I am thinking of doing this too but using packing peanuts in the bottom for drainage and to keep it light.

  3. Wendy Layton
    May 31, 2013 at 11:00 am (3 years ago)

    For containers I usually use river rocks/pebbles at the bottom for drainage.

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