What kind of gutters for gutter gardening?

ileanSeptember 8, 2011


I have an ambitious plan to set up several feet of a vegetable gutter garden along my side yard. I'm now concerned that vinyl gutters might degrade with nasty/toxic side effects though. I've also read that aluminum, steel or zinc gutter might have unhealthy anti-rust coatings. Any truth to these fears? I can not afford copper!

What kind of gutter should I use, or are all my gardening dreams down the . . . gutter?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We have in our area Hydroponic gardeners using plastic gutters for their commercial production. Al

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 9:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Al. Is plastic the same as vinyl or PVC?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 12:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

They use the white gutters, which I presume are PVC. Al

    Bookmark   September 10, 2011 at 8:00AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Potting into Air Pots, root length question
Hello all, My question is, air pots are supposed to...
stickstring (Northern California 8b)
Apartment composting and container gardening.
Any tips or tricks using apartment compost with your...
Al and others..Foliage Pro fertilizer?
I just wanted to get an update on what you think of...
Type of kale... Also, shiny metallic flakes?
Hey, my friend gave me some kale seeds from her plants...
Josie Murray
Help with 1:1:1 - weight and sourcing in the UK
I've just clicked that weight is going to be an issue...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™