Large Metal Planters

If you have a horse trough lying around but no longer own horses, that why not repurpose it into a lovely metal planter? Large metal planters are a wonderful idea in the realm of recycling sizable, deep metal containers for green uses. Just add some dirt or potting soil to your large metal planter, and grow something that will benefit the world, while also making your landscaping pop.

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Galvanized metal planters

Who doesn’t need a proper planter? These here are large and metal, to withstand the harsh outdoor conditions. They are able to accommodate even big plants, so don’t worry – you can use them for all your garden needs.

Large metal milk jug

A huge metal planter that is going to be one of the most distinctive additions in your garden. Made of quality metal, the planter doesn't rust, is relatively lightweight, and very easy to clean.

Big metal tub

Those large water tanks suit many purposes. One of the best ones is that they can be also used as pots, in which you can plant all sorts of greenery. They are made of galvanized metal, so you don't have to worry about their lifespan.

Large metal planters

This great way to combine benches with large metal pots is a great way to manage space beautifully. Classic wooden benches and huge flower pots or other plants will provide a pleasant and intimate resting place.

Minty Metal Planter Box

Minty Metal Planter Box
Modern yet charming, the minty color of this planter is on trend this season. Spruce up your garden with a chic look that will last thanks to the weather and rust-resistant finish. Capable of holding 199 fl. oz. of soil, keep this compact 19'' W x 6.4'' D planter in your yard, on the deck, or even indoors for year-round use.

Haigler Hexagon Galvanized Steel Planter Box

Haigler Hexagon Galvanized Steel Planter Box
Perfect for planting vegetable gardens, this deep hexagon-shaped planter provides ideal moisture and drainage conditions in your soil. Assembly is required, but steel panels, corner connectors, and other hardware are included to make the process quick and easy. The raised bed style of gardening supports healthy roots so that you can grow an abundant crop in this weather-resistant planter.

Chavez Galvanized Zinc Pot Planter

Chavez Galvanized Zinc Pot Planter
Made from galvanized zinc and ornately decorated, this set of three small planters is ideal for decorating your porch or your living room. Each holds 640 fl. oz., and measures 7'' H x 13.5'' W x 7'' D. They feature drainage holes to keep your plants healthy. However, these aren’t weather-resistant, so you’ll need to bring them inside when it rains or snows.

Large galvanized metal planters

Authentic large vintage champagne crates repurposed to planters for outdoor use. They're made of stark wide and thick wooden planks with aslant cut ends. They have sturdy corner fittings and C-shaped handles of iron with traces of rusting.

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Alternative for plant pots: an oversized cubic metal container accommodates lots of garden plants. Shabby finish of the galvanized steel creates a stylish I-don't-care look that exposes the natural beauty of plants.

French planters metal

Set of two containers made of carved stone. They have shape of cylinder and metal handles. They are multi-functional - you can used them in your garden as a flower pots or in your garden, or in the kitchen to storage spices.

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If you have limited growing space for plants, you might want to try your hand at container gardening. Large metal planters can be a good choice for planting vegetable and root crops that require deep soil for good growth. In addition, if you walk through any department or hobby store, you are probably aware that galvanized containers of all sorts are “in” this year. They go well with shabby chic, are relatively inexpensive, and are durable.

What are the upsides of planting in large metal planters?

You can pick up large, metal planters at a very reasonable price compared to terra cotta or concrete planters. They are comparatively lightweight, are easy to clean up in the autumn after harvest and come in styles ranging from very plain to ornate. Galvanized zinc tubs are probably the least expensive metal planters, while inlaid copper or brass can be quite expensive but very beautiful.

What are the downsides of planting in large metal planters?

The biggest problem with metal planters is that they can heat up very quickly. If the plants inside are not properly insulated, overheating can damage their roots. The heat can also cause the soil to dry out more quickly than other types of planters. If you are using conventional metal containers, such as trash cans or cattle troughs as your planters, you might get complaints from the neighbors. Check ordinances before planting.

How to grow plants in large metal planters?

One way to combat the tendency of large metal planters to heat up is to place a liner pot inside the metal container – inexpensive plastic pots will work. Leave some space between the inner pot and the outer one so that air can circulate. Raise the metal container off the ground to allow air to circulate beneath it, as well. Plant heat-loving plants in your metal planters, such as cacti or succulents. Add trailing vines around the edges of the planter to shade the metal and slow the heating process. Group pots so that they shade each other or place them where they will receive some protection from the sun for at least part of each day.

What are large metal planters made of?

Not all metal planters are made from galvanized metal. Some are made from brass or brushed copper. These can be amazingly beautiful and add conversational value to your garden. You should also be aware, however, that brass and copper can require more maintenance than galvanized tin, and have higher theft appeal. Like their less expensive counterparts, brass and copper pots also warm up quickly in the sun, which means an insulating liner will make it easier to grow plants in them.

Large metal planters can be a splendid way to disguise the hay bale for your hay bale garden – and the hay can help with insulating plant roots from heat. All metal planters benefit from a continuous watering plan, which helps keep plant roots moist and helps with the cooling process. If you are successful with your gardening, a cluster of metal planters can be an amazing sight.

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Large metal planters

Large Metal Planters.

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Above: A Galvanized Planter Box has rounded corners and measures 30 ...

Water troughs all in a row

Water Troughs all in a row

Galvanized milk jug

Industrial design for an urban planter trough, made out of chromed aluminium with a shiny finish and a slightly scratched surface. The metal planter is made to resemble a recycled barrel, giving it an avant-garde detail.

Tin planters

Constructed of treated metal and designed in a cubical shape, each of those "rough-looking" planters is going to serve you for a long time. You can even put one on another to achieve compositions you are aiming for.

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Galvanized Metal Tubs, Buckets, & Pails as Planters

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Tatami Plate Steel Planters Modern Outdoor Planters Austin

Cube sheet metal trough planter

Cube Sheet Metal Trough Planter

Large trough planters

Large, modern planter made of metal. This rectangular steel construction is resistant to excessive wear and it provides space for large plants. Straight, simple lines look very interesting in different stylizations.

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Large metal planter

Large Metal Planter

Galvanized planter

Pot mounted on wooden frame and covered with metal. Great for indoor and outdoor use. Designed for large plants. Suitable for residential and commercial premises. Traditional form and modern design.

Galvanized metal planters large

For all plant lovers, this set of 2 rectangle, galvanized planters can be a nice way to keep the plants properly displayed and planted. The planters do not rust, so you can be sure that they won't self-destruct during watering.

Aidan gray metal planter set eclectic indoor pots and planters

Aidan Gray Metal Planter Set eclectic-indoor-pots-and-planters

Large metal trough

Contrasting to cement and steel, this soft planted set of grass and grove in an angled corten planter creates a magnificent example of the modern landscape architecture. A contemporary inspiration for one's garden or backyard.

Trough planters metal

Digging » Stock tank planters gone wild!

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Large metal barrel fluted galvanized planters ; Gardenista

Galvanized planters

If you are opting for a truly country wedding, you shouldn't forget about this original way to cool your drinks. This large, galvanized metal tub is capacious enough to accommodate many bottles, and has 2 convenient handles for transport.

Galvanized steel planter

Galvanized-metal feed troughs (with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage) are a simple way to add raised garden beds, and plants ripen quickly in the soil warmed by their reflectivity. | Photo: Jacqueline Koch |

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Modernica Case Study Bowl Plant Pot w/ Metal Legs LARGE

Metal plant containers

Simple height-varied contemporary outdoor planters made of metal (aluminium or steel) with a powder coated natural rust-looking finish. Planters have cuboidal square section bodies with rectangular walls and are equipped with drain holes.

Focal point my focal point can be the large wrought

focal point ~ my focal point can be the large wrought iron standing birdcage I have.

Metal planters

Metal Planters

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Basile Planters | Pottery Barn Small: 15.5" diameter, 12.5" high Medium: 18.5" diameter, 14.5" high Large: 22" diameter, 17.75" high

Ribbed galvanized metal planter rejuvenation takeitoutside

Ribbed Galvanized Metal Planter | Rejuvenation #TakeItOutside

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Asian-inspired Backyards | Front Yard Re-Design // love the use of succulents

Large galvanized planters

Metal Urn planter

Metal Standing Planter

Metal Standing Planter

Nice Rectangular Charcoal Grey Aluminum Planter - 20"X46"X20"

Simple aluminium planter. If you're fishing for a planter that would complement a minimalist interior / exterior, seek no longer. This large aluminium planter delivers a crisp, clean look and some practical features, such as drainage holes.

Iron planters and pots

Iron Planters and Pots

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Large Recycled Tapered Metal Eco Friendly Planter

Decorative wood spheres i wanted some really large wood spheres

Decorative Wood Spheres, I wanted some really large wood spheres as a decorative accent. I found some iron ones that were almost $200 each so I thought I’d try my hand at wood bending. It turned out to be quite easy and I got two large, 24″ wood sp

Large metal containers

A set of industrial planter buckets, made out of iron with a grate-like pattern of holes in it and two handles. The buckets are fitted with a highly distressed coat of paint, giving the planters a vintage appearance.

Galvanised steel trough planters

lavender planted in an old tub - awesome

Galvanized steel planters

Designed in modern style, this large planter is made of an old metal cabinet covered in an aged copper finish. The planter is durable, suitable for outdoors, and can also be a great solution to display your address numbers.

Galvanized tin planters

Metal pots are very durable, but they work best at home. Metal quickly heats up in the sun and cools down deeper at lower temperatures. Anyway, large metal planters on patio beautifully reflect the strong colors of flowers.

Ana rosa flat gray paint large can drill holes and

Ana Rosa. Flat gray paint, large can, drill holes and use really cool handles. Love.

Contemporary rusted steel raised planting beds

Contemporary rusted steel raised planting beds

Metal garden pots

planter with grasses - great for entrance hall - PETER CARDEW

Large metal basin

Mod Metal Large Planter - Urban Outfitters