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Repurposing Materials Question

Post  Cinnamon on 1/28/2013, 11:24 am

I see everyone has used a lot of old things to build their boxes, and they are all made from wood...

I was just wondering bc the materials I have laying around arent wood... I have a lot of old metal shelving... anyone know if it is possible to use that to build my boxes? I mean, I know I can put it together but can it be used? Or should that be avoided?

I have been keeping my eye out for things people may be throwing out that I could yse but so far, no luck.
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Re: Repurposing Materials Question

Post  Goosegirl on 1/28/2013, 11:31 am

Below is a link to Ericam's boxes - they are prefab boxes she found in her area and are made of metal. They look so neat and tidy, and if you search for pics of her garden, you will see that they do quite well!

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t10515-the-down-under-sfg

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Post  landarch on 1/28/2013, 12:40 pm

It seems like you would not want to use any metal that would get too hot (for both soil and skin), as well as avoiding any sharp edges.
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Post  Cinnamon on 1/28/2013, 6:08 pm

Nice! Thanks to both of you!

If I do use the metal for my beds I will probably put earth around them to keep the metal sides from gettng too hot but I am uessing that if she doesnt have any probs with them in Aussie getting to hot then I prolly wont either!

Thanks a bunch! Very Happy
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Post  Goosegirl on 2/4/2013, 9:24 pm

Just scored 6 (yes SIX) of those 5 gal. plastic water jugs - FREE! I caught our local water place before they disposed of their broken or cracked jugs and they gave them to me. I have to cut the bottom off to make a cloche anyway, so YIPPEE!!!

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Post  Goosegirl on 2/5/2013, 7:39 am

RoOsTeR: Could you move my Garden Score post to an appropriate place? I saw the 'Repurposing Materials' but missed the 'Question' on the end of it, and inadvertantly hijacked a thread!

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