Using Plastic Rain Gutter for Vertical Gardening

Asked May 10, 2016, 7:54 PM EDT

I want to know if using a new plastic rain gutter as a planter for vertical gardening in a greenhouse would be safe.

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1 Response

Hi, Your question about safety, is that related to using a plastic with a food crop? If yes, then I would stick to using a window box or other planting container that is specifically designated for plants. If you are growing ornamentals then you could probably get away with using the rain gutter as long as you drill holes for drainage.

Thanks, Amy Jo