12

I have heard that a galvanized container such as this one for a raised bed will leach zinc and "trim" the roots. What do they mean by this?

Would the increased zinc be bad for raising food plants? I was planning on growing bamboo in them but having a couple more for food plots would be awful convenient.

8

Zinc should not be a problem it may raise zinc levels by a minimal to negligible amount. Some galvanized containers may contain cadmium, although not so much a risk in plant uptake, but you will want to make sure you wash your hands and crops well before consuming.

|improve this answer|||||

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.