Garden Boxes

Asked April 12, 2018, 12:27 PM EDT

I plan on building a garden box this year, I was wondering what type of stain or paint can you put on the boxes? Worried about paint leakage into the soil.

Ramsey County Minnesota horticulture raised beds

1 Response

Paint(when cured) will not leach into the soil. Some stains may but can be lined wit plastic on the inside to stop it. Modern treated wood will not leach while railroad ties will. Check this link for more information.
https://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/raised-bed-gardens/