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What kind of gutters for gutter gardening?

Posted by ilean CA9 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 11 at 1:56


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?

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RE: What kind of gutters for gutter gardening?

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

RE: What kind of gutters for gutter gardening?

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

RE: What kind of gutters for gutter gardening?

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

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