Gardening in Stock Tanks

giardiniere(z 6 KS)July 11, 2005

OK, let's see if I attach this photo correctly.

I was recently at Walt Disney World, during the International Flower and Garden Festival. They had a section for the home garden, where they had the following small stock tanks, with veggies and flowers growing in them. Everything was doing very well, even in those hot and humid conditions. They had other ones with eggplant, peppers, and it seems like bush cucumbers.

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ConnieinMaryland(z7a Md.)

Have you seen the water gardens people are doing in stock tanks? I've seen one where they stacked drystone all around it, like walls, and others that are used plain and are "Moderne" looking.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2005 at 2:19PM
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echoes_or(Zone 3)

I have a round 300 gallon stock tank that I sank for my pond. Stacked rocks around it and have a waterfall made out of rocks flowing into it. It's a 5 feet round and 3 feet deep. Love it.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2005 at 12:46PM
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shellyp(z6 ky)

what is a stock tank and where would you get them?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2005 at 7:13PM
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giardiniere(z 6 KS)

If you have a Tractor Supply store in your area, they would have them.

They have them in the following locations in Kentucky...
BARDSTOWN, BOWLING GREEN, CAMPBELLSVILLE, CENTRAL CITY, DANVILLE, ELIZABETHTOWN, FLORENCE, GEORGETOWN, GLASGOW, HILLVIEW, HOPKINSVILLE, LEITCHFIELD, LONDON, MAYFIELD, MAYSVILLE, NICHOLASVILLE, PADUCAH, RICHMOND, SHELBYVILLE, SOMERSET, WILLIAMSTOWN, WINCHESTER

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 11:37AM
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olelady(z6KY)

I have a 3 by 4 foot by 20 inches deep oval hard plastic stock tank that I made into a water garden. Dry stacked rocks around it and used clear silicone to glue smaller rocks around edge and even did a water fall at one end. I have fish in it that I leave all year round and put plants in in summer. Everyone in the mobile home park where I live loves it.

Barbara

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 12:28PM
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joanmn

Wow, and I thought we were creative cause we used to climb in them in the summer...even though the stock didn't much care for us being in there! :>)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2005 at 9:51AM
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sbtaylo_triad_rr_com

Are the plastic stock tanks safe to vegetable garden in?

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 1:17PM
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