Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
table top question Toplef10table top question 1zd3ho10

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.

table top question I22gcj10table top question 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
table top question Toplef10table top question 1zd3ho10

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.

table top question I22gcj10table top question 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Mark's first SFG
by markqz Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:20 pm

» Heat Mat Lifespan
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 6:30 pm

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» Greetings from a haggard mom
by MamaV Yesterday at 10:32 am

» Drip Irrigation question
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:12 am

» raised bed quanders
by OhioGardener 3/1/2024, 7:32 pm

» N & C Midwest: March and April 2024
by OhioGardener 3/1/2024, 12:58 pm

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener 3/1/2024, 7:15 am

» Seeds 'n Such Leap Year Sale
by sanderson 2/29/2024, 1:42 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 2/29/2024, 1:40 pm

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by Turan 2/29/2024, 12:07 pm

» Horsey poop
by MrBooker 2/29/2024, 10:56 am

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie 2/27/2024, 5:21 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 2/27/2024, 10:00 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 2/26/2024, 10:53 pm

» Hello From the Kern River Valley from Kernville, Ca
by sanderson 2/26/2024, 9:52 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:26 am

» Prefab compost question
by DMann 2/24/2024, 12:37 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 2/24/2024, 7:44 am

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 12:29 am

» Kitty Control
by sanderson 2/22/2024, 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan 2/22/2024, 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2024, 11:00 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson 2/21/2024, 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan 2/21/2024, 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:53 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:09 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 2/19/2024, 5:46 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

table top question

3 posters

Go down

table top question Empty table top question

Post  Mtntpprnm 3/8/2010, 11:13 am

My husband wants to treat the wood before he makes the boxes and then put plastic on the bottom and sides. Says that I can still put holes in bottom for drainage. I am afraid it will still make it too soggy. Who is right?


Last edited by Mtntpprnm on 3/8/2010, 11:21 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : misspelled)
avatar
Mtntpprnm

Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-03-08

Back to top Go down

table top question Empty Re: table top question

Post  SirTravers 3/8/2010, 11:23 am

I think the book said that putting a hole every square inch on bottom would allow enough drainage so your mix doesn't turn into a moat. I'm guessing he plans on treating the wood withan epoxy coating or penetrating sealer like "One Time Wood." that will keep the boxes from breaking down for a long time so that's a good idea. Lining the box after that will also prevent any leaching of the sealer into your mix which is also a must. I'd alsmost think though that for the cost of all that treating and lining you could spend that money on composite boards to save yourself some timeand effort.
avatar
SirTravers

Male Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-01
Age : 50
Location : Hobbs New MExico, Zone 7A/7B

Back to top Go down

table top question Empty Re: table top question

Post  boffer 3/8/2010, 11:32 am

Plywood doesn't last long where I live. My 11 TT beds all have hardware cloth bottoms covered with weedblock. I'm in the process of accumulating some pics for a post about how to build them, stay tuned.
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 70
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

table top question Empty Re: table top question

Post  Mtntpprnm 3/8/2010, 1:22 pm

Thanks for all the input. I guess I will let him put an oil sealer on the outside and the plastic on the inside with plenty of holes, like he wants to do
avatar
Mtntpprnm

Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-03-08

Back to top Go down

table top question Empty sealing oil

Post  SirTravers 3/8/2010, 1:47 pm

OOoohh what kind of oil is he going to use? I know some of them really make the wood look gorgeous!
avatar
SirTravers

Male Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-01
Age : 50
Location : Hobbs New MExico, Zone 7A/7B

Back to top Go down

table top question Empty Re: table top question

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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