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Recycled Plastic Fence Post for Garden beds.

Postby Durgan » Oct 02, 2008 5:12 pm

Recycled Plastic Fence Post for Garden beds.
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?LXWIS 2 October 2008 Recycled Plastic Fence Post

A friend had a number of these recycled plastic composite fence posts, and donated them to me for containing a garden bed. They are held in place with two foot, iron, half inch diameter, rebar through holes drilled in the posts.The black posts are 5 inches in diameter, and 8 feet long. The posts are easy to hand saw, and are about the same weight as two mini ties of the same length. I know nothing about the cost, or even where to purchase them at this time.

I have been using wooden mini ties, but these fence posts would appear to be a fine replacement, since they will not deteriorate over time. The black colour also is not as obtrusive to the view, since it fades into the dark soil.
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Re: Recycled Plastic Fence Post for Garden beds.

Postby orchidguy » Oct 02, 2008 10:40 pm

Great idea Durgan. They tend to be expensive in my area, but, I have seen them at the dump. Me thinks its time for a little dumpster diving. Rather have them bordering beds than sitting in a landfill site in all their non-biodegradable glory. Thanks
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Re: Recycled Plastic Fence Post for Garden beds.

Postby Durgan » Oct 03, 2008 9:44 pm

orchidguy wrote:Great idea Durgan. They tend to be expensive in my area, but, I have seen them at the dump. Me thinks its time for a little dumpster diving. Rather have them bordering beds than sitting in a landfill site in all their non-biodegradable glory. Thanks


Where have you seen the post for sale? It would be nice if your location and Zone were in your profile.
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Re: Recycled Plastic Fence Post for Garden beds.

Postby orchidguy » Oct 03, 2008 11:23 pm

I have checked my profile and I believe that I have posted my zone and location, unless I have done something incorrectly. My zone is rated 3b-4a, but I have a microclimate of about a zone 5b-6a. Lake Nippissing is almost at the back of my property, and I am in between Sudbury and North Bay. The composite fence posts are sold at Rona and Timbr building centers. I think Home Depot also sells them
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