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What Is Corten Steel?
The Corten steel brand (also known as Cor-Ten steel for the trademarked brand) was created with the intention of creating a weathered, rust-like appearance over time with exposure to the elements. This type of steel is also known as weathering steel and does not require you to paint or treat your raised beds with anything. It is expected that the material will develop a rusted patina on the surface, but it will never rust through.
In choosing materials for raised beds that will be used in a kitchen garden, we try to prioritize those that are natural, beautiful, durable, sustainable, as well as affordable for use in an edible garden. Despite the fact that corten steel isn’t the most affordable option on the market, you can’t find a much more durable option than steel, which can quite literally last a lifetime if properly looked after.
There has been a rapid increase in the popularity of corten steel, and many of our Rooted Garden customers choose corten steel for the beauty of the weathered appearance it offers. (In case you prefer a more sleek, modern look, you might want to consider powder coated metal, which has a smooth finish and is equally as durable.)
While the corten bed itself can be a bit expensive, you’ll save a lot of money in the long run by not having to replace rotted materials and ensure you’re able to make the most of your gardening space for a long period of time.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of using steel in your kitchen garden and why you should consider it.
What Are the Benefits of Corten Steel?
As a result of the thin sides of corten steel planter boxes beds, you are able to maximize the amount of growing area you have at your disposal, especially if you are growing in a small area. It is possible to give almost all the space to your plants while still maintaining a super strong garden bed that will never give up on growing for as long as you want.
There are several other major benefits to using steel, if your budget allows you to do so:
- There is no doubt that core10 steel is a sustainable resource.
- In the spring, the soil in a steel garden will start to warm up faster than the soil in a wood bed, so you can start gardening much earlier in the year.
- The raised beds in the fall will allow you to keep the soil temperature more consistent during the cold spells by insulating the plants inside during cold spells.
- There is no doubt that steel is a food-safe material (more on that in a bit).
- In addition to being resistant to corrosion, corten steel box are also resistant to chipping, cracking, and peeling.
- You can also easily match your raised beds to existing features of your home if you want to create a cohesive look for your garden by matching them to garden edging, planters, and even fire pits made from corten steel. The custom corten beds pictured above were created for a client by a steel designer to match the beautiful fire pit she has pictured below. Located just outside her living room window, she has access to an elegant outdoor sitting area as well as a variety of hardscapes made of corten steel.
Shop Gardenary’s Corten Steel Raised Garden Bed
A steel raised bed with a rectangular shape is formed by locking together four panels in a way which creates a solid plant container that provides maximum planting space in a compact design.
It is important to note that Corten Steel planter beds do not ship pre-weathered, and they will arrive with a bare steel finish, which will need to be weathered over time so that it develops a golden brown rust color and texture.
Depending on the size of your space, you can choose from three different sizes.
As we’ve touched on the general form of corten steel up to this point, and we’ve talked about its use in building and other architectural projects, now let’s discuss how to grow plants in corten steel raised beds, and how to make sure they grow well. It is worth noting that in most environments, a corten steel raised bed actually has a higher corrosion resistance due to the atmospheric corrosion resistance that occurs. This makes the raised bed more corrosion resistant than other materials. In spite of this, using COR-TEN and understanding the process of patina formation will help you to determine what is the best placement and how to use it.
There are tons of uses for corten steel planter box besides its use in the construction and architecture of large buildings. There have been some great developments in the common production of weathering steel, and one of them is the creation of stylish and striking garden beds. Customers can choose from a variety of shapes and sizes for these corten steel beds, including traditional raised beds (such as the Birdies Urban Short 9-in-1 ), or even small planters that can be placed on top of railings or counters. In fact, there are even round planters that are excellent for any urban gardener who wants to have a beautiful garden.
Benefits of using Corten steel in the garden
- There is almost no maintenance involved with it
- There is no need to pre-treat the steel before installation in order to prolong its durability
- It is not necessary to paint or seal Corten as a stable rust-like finish will naturally develop after several years of use
- Because it has a special protective layer beneath the top layer of rust that prevents it from corroding, Corten, when used outdoors, is resistant to corrosion (usually a problem with using metal outside)
- There are many benefits to having Corten as it is resistant to frost and cracking that can occur to metals in colder climates
- During the course of time, as the steel is exposed to the weather, it becomes harder and stronger
- As a result, it creates a modern, industrial landscape design element.