|this is 1'x2'x6' in size|
1. We went with galvanized metal for the wire in our fence
2. The rust would probably get all over us and Ben each time we lean up against it to garden
If you decide to get a trough ( I really need to 'put a horse on it' you know), just know that you will need to drill some holes in the bottom. We drilled a dozen-ish 1/4" holes with just a regular drill and then raised it up on a few 1"x6" pieces of concrete so that it can drain. Also put some pea gravel in the bottom prior to adding mulch and dirt.
Oh yea, for you Portlanders, we got it at coastal ranch out in Gresham.
Finally got the garden all planted and some wire up to hopefully keep the hound (and kiddo) outta the garden. Still enjoying the awesome weather around here!