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Hi there all,

My plan for this spring is a large wall of stacked troughs where i can plant my herbs and salad greens (each one ca. 2,5`long, 1`wide and 12`` high). As bought troughs tend to be expensive I would like to make them myself and my research has told me hypertufa would be the perfect material. it is made of:

- 20% (vol) cement
- 80% filler, like sawdust, peatmoss, perlite, ...
- pigments
- reinfocement of some kind

looks really good as far as i have seen, is said to be very durable, BUT contains cement, which i would like to avoid.

does anyone know of a good alternative?
must be rainproof, cheap, easy and fast to make and should survive several winters with many changes between cold and warm.

Thank you for your help,

Afghani



 
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just ran into this information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hempcrete

might this be an alternative? is it water resistant or will it dissolve? does anyone have any experience?

thanks and take care,
Afghani
 
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Hi Afghani,

Did you have any luck coming up with an alternative for cement? I'm researching this as well but haven't had much luck. There is a "green" cement company but only selling to contractors at this time.

Thanks!
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