Galvanized Stock Tank – Safe for Veggies, YES.

galvanized stock tank

There was a comment to one of the posts showing Galvanized Stock Tanks for veggie gardens questioning if they were safe for planting. The reader read that there could be some chemicals from the Galvanization process that could leach into the soil, etc. The tanks we purchased (Tarter) are rated safe for cattle and are made in the USA, so knew they had to be tested and considered safe for planting use. I did email the company to see if they had any additional information. I received a prompt phone call back from Tarter explaining that yes their product was safe for veggie gardens and for animal use. They also called out that their tanks are used to gather maple syrup and they had no risk of contamination. I feel safe to continue recommending stock tanks for veggie gardens, but if you have a concern you can always plant in cedar containers.

Galvanized Stock Tank Veggie Garden – Update

galvanized stock tank

I made a visit out to my client to check on there veggie garden and snapped a few photos to show the progress of the stock tank containers. The plants are growing wonderfully. 

Before Planting
Fully Planted and Thriving

This is my stock tank at home. The tomato plants have been great this year, even though I still need to get the sticker off the front. I purchased our stock tank from Tractor Supply, while the large ones above I special ordered from Zane Feed & Supply located in Zanesville, Ohio.
For more Images of stock tanks in gardens check out this post.