Raised bed design
lafamillecarrington Posts: 2
in Fruit & veg
Hi, I have just built two new raised beds, and am renovating my four old ones. I wondered about lining them with plastic sheet to keep the soil off the wood, but have found conflicting advice online: some say that it retains moisture in the wood and causes it to rot faster, others recommend it. Does anyone have any evidence for either?
If they're well lined, any moisture getting into the wood [mostly from rainfall] will naturally evaporate outwards, so I can't see how it can be 'retained' in it.
If the wood is good quality, and also has a decent preservative applied, especially where it's in contact with the ground, it'll last for years and years
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
nick615: Thanks for the suggestion - unfortunately the beds are already made!