RE: wood for raised beds
Title: RE: [cg] wood for raised beds
We recently tried a wood sealant which may last up to two years. Some schools like to paint their boards in wild and fantastic patterns or as a way to label, not necessarily as a protectant.
From: Lynn Gregor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 9:48 AM
Subject: [cg] wood for raised beds
Question regarding longevity of untreated wood:
- Is it safe to paint the outside of the raised bed to at least provide a
little more protection against weathering? If yes, what type of paint would
be best to use? This of course has the dual purpose of incorporating art into
- How about digging the beds up and turning them over every year or so to even
out the weathering; ie, the wood that may begin rotting by being underground
all year could then be exposed to the air and sun to dry out? Does this sound
like one way to help increase the life span of untreated wood for raised beds?
Any other ideas about increasing the longevity of untreated raised beds?
Thanks for any info!
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