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High Yield Gardening: Paper or Plastic? What kind of Raised Bed?

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drumlin
Rockport, ME
(Zone 5b)

January 18, 2011
3:53 AM

Post #8316614

Has anyone ever used those new-fangled raised bed products? There's straight PVC (Orcaboard is one); there's composit timber and plastic; and then of course just brackets where you provide your own wood. There are some really gorgeous mortise and tenon kits as well that just use wood, but I'm afraid I'd put a lot of money into them, only to have them rot relatively quickly. What do others use?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8317049

I was thinking about getting one of those kits...I'm sure the composite/pvc will, at least, last longer than wood.
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 18, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8317055

there were three here when we got the house - all were pvc colored brown - they are ok although i would not have got them on our own - only grow herbs in them

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 18, 2011
10:10 AM

Post #8317223

I used the hinge kits - provided my own cedar.

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

January 18, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8317713

My niece in western NY has 3 raised beds, all kits made from wood...she's had them many years, no rot, & they are very attractive to look at.
wisbill
Brooklyn, WI

January 21, 2011
3:45 AM

Post #8321761

Victor, what hinge kits did you use? I made a 4x8 out of cedar last year and wife loves it, wants more. I'm curious how the hinges worked out.

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8322348

They worked out great. Got them from Lee Valley Tools about ten years ago. I believe they still sell them.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 1, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8399732

I am very impressed with Lee Valley Tool's catalogue. Thanks for telling us about them, victorgardener.

Here's a few links:

http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/page.aspx?cat=2,44664,47455&p=47455

http://www.leevalley.com/us/Home/OnlineCatalogs.aspx

http://www.leevalley.com/US/home.aspx

victorgardener

victorgardener
Lower Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8399739

You're welcome! Been buying from them for at least 12 years.

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