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drumlin Avon, CT (Zone 6a) 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 central, NJ (Zone 6b) 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) 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 Lower Hudson Valley , NY (Zone 6b) I used the hinge kits - provided my own cedar.
ROBINDOG Thomaston, CT 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 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 Lower Hudson Valley , NY (Zone 6b) They worked out great. Got them from Lee Valley Tools about ten years ago. I believe they still sell them.
HoneybeeNC Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b) I am very impressed with Lee Valley Tool's catalogue. Thanks for telling us about them, victorgardener.
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victorgardener Lower Hudson Valley , NY (Zone 6b) You're welcome! Been buying from them for at least 12 years.
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