There are several applications for a garden trough, depending on what you want to grow. Some troughs work better for different plants, so you will want to make sure you get the best design for your needs.
For the fans of spice, you can grow chilies and peppers in a garden trough easily. To get the spiciest chilis you would need to keep the soil drier than your other plants, as the more stress placed on the chili, the spicier it becomes. If you keep your chilis in the same area as plants that require more water, then the chilis could get more water than you anticipated. Which is why trough planter boxes are a popular choice.
Probably the most obvious use for a garden trough, there are different types of flowers that thrive in a planter trough. Flower troughs can grow a wide range of flowers such as succulents, shade plants and even decorative cutting plants. Succulent plants are plants that are fleshy in appearance and store a lot of water. Shade plants, like ferns, thrive in low light gardens, especially ones that are not south facing. The most popular types of flowers grown, are ones designed to go into vases in the home. You can grow your own marigolds, begonias, and lilies in your flower trough. Then transfer some of the cuttings to a vase in the home; bringing your garden indoors!
The best option for value for money, a plastic plant trough can get you started with your new planter garden. They are light weight, so they can be located anywhere in the garden, and be repurposed for different plants.
For a more natural look, stone troughs were predominantly used for water access for animals. Now they are perfect for keeping plants separate, without compromising on the aesthetics. They can also blend nicely into existing features, such as fountains and ponds.
A very striking option for your garden a terracotta plant trough offers an earthen look, but stands out as a feature within your garden. The fired clay has a prominent style and finish that can add much more.
TTamer holds its heritage in the scenic seaside town of Rhyl, Wales. With the mission to bring garden supplies to both beginners and experienced gardeners. Nothing is more important to us than the support from our loyal customers, which is why we offer a loyalty system. Not all our fantastic garden troughs are advertised online, so call us today on 01745 369966 or visit us in store!