Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
I would like to build some grow boxes for vegetables. Do you have any recommendations what type of wood or other material should be used for a grow box?
Rate This FAQ
Best wood is something that can hold up to getting wet and is not treated with chemicals, that possibly leach into your vegetables.
Cedar or redwood is good but expensive. It's all a matter of how much you want to spend and how long you want these boxes to last. Pine is cheaper, but will rot out sooner.
University of Missouri Extension has a good article on raised bed gardening with many options you might consider. Click on http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=g6985
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I have small white worms in my turnips and radishes. How do I deal with this problem?
- Do you have any suggestions as to where to buy or how to make a truly sturdy tomato cage? The "standard" metal ones I have bought at garden centers have always tipped over when the plant has gotten big.
- My peach trees seem to have something sappy oozing from the trunk, somewhere between the middle and top part. I thought borers were usually at the bottom of the trunk. Is it a spread of borers?
- My petunias are horribly sticky - I assume thrips are in control although I have tried to keep them washed off (insecticidal soap) and sprayed with a systemic (orthonex). Is there anything else I might try? Would a dormant oil spray work, and if so when would I use it? Also, there are small worms that are probably chomping the blossoms. What would work to prevent or kill them? How do worms can get into my flower boxes, that are at least 6 feet off the ground?
- I have 2 red tipped photinas in my front yard against the house (south facing). They were great for the first 3 years, but now, for the last 2 winters the leaves have dried out and dropped in the spring. I thought it was a lack of water over the winter, so I tried to help out, but that didnt help. Should I prune them back in the fall or is there anything I can do to help them so this doesn't happen next winter?
- My new lawn I had hydroseeded last year went to seed this year and and is still looking poorly is there anything I can do to bring it back to looking good again?
- We don't have morning glory in our lawn, but it is taking over our strawberries. Is there anything we can do? If we decide we'd rather get rid of the morning glory instead of saving the strawberries, will roundup get rid of it?
- My lawn has distinct areas that are brown next to healthy areas. The brown areas are covered in small holes.