Is a resin planter safe for planting vegetables?

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Is a resin planter safe for planting vegetables?

Asked by Carol

I need to use a material that is safe for edibles.

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Richard Heller's picture

Melamine formaldehyde resin is approved by the FDA for direct food contact for human consumption. See referencehere.

  • The cured polymer does not offgas formaldehyde.
  • Therefore, resin planters that have had adequate curing time are no risk for growing food.

All this assumes that you trust the US FDA, of course, which some folks don't.