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Re: [pfaf] planters lined with fiberglass

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  • Pat Meadows
    ... Since you ve already done this (I think), you can now, if you re worried about it, line them with black plastic sold as mulching material for food crops.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 10, 2006
      On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 15:10:09 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:

      >Hello,
      >I hope someone can help me with this question.
      >
      >I made a number of wooden planters in which I plan to
      >grow garden vegetables, and to waterproof the insides,
      >I lined them with fiberglass. This is made of glass
      >fiber cloth bonded with a laminating resin. The resin
      >contains styrene monomer and unsaturated polyester
      >resin (according to the container). My concern is
      >about leaching of toxic chemicals from this concoction
      >into the soil in the planters.
      >
      >Has anyone an opinion on this, and any suggestions on
      >a possible alternative way to seal the planters.
      >

      Since you've already done this (I think), you can now, if
      you're worried about it, line them with black plastic sold
      as mulching material for food crops. That should alleviate
      any worry.

      Pat
      --
      Gardening in northern Pennsylvania.

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