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Rasied Beds in Ploytunnel


 
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Rasied Beds in Ploytunnel Reply with quote

I am putting up a polytunnel and looking to put in some raised beds.

What do people used. is ordinary pressure treated timber for a builders yard ok to use?
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will have a limited life with all the water that you will be using. Go to a fencing contractor and inquire about concrete fence posts and gravel boards. Job for life.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timber seems to last no time at all these days (fast grown and not seasoned!) I used a mix of creosote and linseed oil on my raised beds. But I seasoned it over the Winter, before use That was three years ago - so far so good.

I liked the look of the 9x2 timber (right in front of the kitchen window) But if you are less concerned about the look, then Tagwex's idea would be longer lasting.

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