|Tuesday Products: Garden Tubs & Trugs|
|Written by Heleigh Bostwick Tuesday, 31 July 2012|
Whether you call it a garden tote, a garden tub, or a garden trug, its proper English name, is neither here nor there. What's important is that this is one piece of gardening equipment that is indispensable. The word trug may sound odd to us Americans, but trugs, essentially shallow rectangular footed baskets, have been around for more than 250 years. Not in recycled plastic of course, but in traditional materials of wood and willow.
Garden tubs or trugs are the ultimate carry-all. Washable, flexible, lightweight, frost proof, and durable, the garden trug is ideal for transporting anything from grass clippings and weeds to cut flowers and stones. They’re also handy to use when transplanting small plants, with root balls intact or for carrying garden tools.
Trugs are sold in several sizes, typically 9 or 11-gallon sizes in the US, the larger 11-gallon garden tubs measure approximately 18 inches high and 13 inches across. Smaller tubs are generally the same size in diameter but may be only 8 inches high. Even better, many trugs are made from 100% recycled polyethylene plastic. In addition to basic black and garden green of course, garden tubs are available in an array of colors including orange, purple, pink, yellow, red, sky blue and pistachio.