Resin vs. wood planters for fruit trees
I need to buy several planters for my community garden plot and am considering resin pots vs. store bought wood boxes. I will be planting bush cherries, blueberries and column apples.
I've never used wood boxes. Aesthetically, I would prefer them for this project and would want them to weather to a natural grey color. Plant health is most important, though, so a few questions: Do they need to be sealed on the inside? if so, with what (non-toxic)? How does a wood box affect water retention? Do you need to water plants in wood more than the same plant in resin? Do I line them with anything or just drill drainage holes? What about cold hardiness? I am in zone 6b and most everything I'm getting is much cold hardier than that. Should they be elevated off of the dirt of the garden plot? The boxes have legs but the resin pots do not.
Thanks for any input.