SOLD! Many Uses For This Old Galvanized Washtub – How About an Herb or Mint Garden! – From Our Lawn & Garden Shop

We love mint – spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint – but it can take over a garden or lawn by spreading its rhizomes underground. This washtub would confine those pesky spreaders while still allowing you to enjoy them.

Or check out this article from for more ideas!

Condition:   Using as an outside garden decoration or raised bed would be the best use for this washtub as it does have some rust inside, which has created a very tiny little hole in one area… and you’ll want to drill more holes for drainage anyway.

I just did some quick research and learned a lot about how to repair and use galvanized washtubs that have some rust.  It’s really not as big a problem as I feared it might be.

For a gardener, it’s well worth the investment.  Here’s another article on using this old washtub, as a raised bed: 

In fact, the more I read about using this tub, the more I think I may just buy it off the business for my personal use!  But for now, it’s still for sale.

Dimensions:   about 11″ high x 24″ diameter (top)

Price:  $15.00, plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax. 

(I bought it via the on-line portion of a  Bangor-area auction, sight unseen, except for the photo above.  It seems that someone who was actually present at the sale wanted it almost as much as I did, as I paid rather more for the tub than one might expect at a country auction.  In fact, at this price, I will definitely lose money, but it makes no sense to overprice it, when you can purchase a new galvanized tub for about $20 more!)

Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.  

Shipping & Delivery:
  Free local pickup.  We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn for a $15.00 delivery fee, or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings for the same $15.00. Shipping for this item is not recommended as the cost would be prohibitive for the value.

For other options, please review our most recent blog on Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week (use the search feature), or our Shipping & Delivery page at

Buying Details:  We are very low tech.  Payment can be made via PayPal, good check (please allow 1 week to clear if not known to us) or cash. 


Or you can email Linda at to arrange purchase, or for a somewhat faster response, text 207-740-2247.  Thanks!

All sales after expenses help support The Grief Warrior Project.

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