Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» First Frost!
by littlejo Yesterday at 9:23 pm

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:34 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:38 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:12 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:30 pm

» My new compost heap
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:20 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:26 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:44 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/17/2017, 9:17 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by brianj555 11/17/2017, 8:30 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

» What variety of avocado would you recommend?
by dstack 11/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 11/14/2017, 8:26 pm

» Saffron?
by plantoid 11/14/2017, 3:32 pm

» Free Sunchoke Tubers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/13/2017, 6:36 pm

» who has chickens
by AtlantaMarie 11/12/2017, 10:40 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 11/11/2017, 10:17 pm

» New England Nov 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/11/2017, 6:38 pm

» Veterans Day 2017 - SALUTE!
by Scorpio Rising 11/11/2017, 6:22 pm

» Comfrey
by sanderson 11/11/2017, 5:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

starting SFG!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

starting SFG!

Post  babytomato on 8/15/2012, 3:58 pm

Hi I'm planning to head to Lowes today to buy the supplies and build my very first raised bed. I saw 2 options on their website:

1. Douglas-Fir $4.32
2. Redwood $10.64

Both are 2(in) x 6(in) x 8(ft)

In Mel's book, he mentioned that redwood will last the longest, should I go with the redwood? Seems like buying the redwood raised bed kit online is about the same price?

And is "pressure treated" okay for a raised bed? Is it the same as "chemically treated"?

Thanks a lot!
avatar
babytomato

Posts : 2
Join date : 2012-08-15
Location : Sunnyvale, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: starting SFG!

Post  RoOsTeR on 8/15/2012, 4:21 pm

It's all going to come down to personal choice. If you can afford red wood, it might buy you a little more time before needing to be replaced. I personally wouldn't pay the extra for it.
As far as pressure treated wood, use the search feature at the bottom of the latest topics list on the left hand side. Do your research on it. That will be a decision only you can make. And welcome to the forum. Cool

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: starting SFG!

Post  gwennifer on 8/15/2012, 7:59 pm

If you're going to Lowe's, they'll have cedar too. It should be more than the fir, less than the redwood. Long lasting - good choice. Lowe's and Home Depot both have raised bed kits too.

Welcome to the site and give us pics of your progress!
avatar
gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: starting SFG!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum