galvanized steel fencing
Hello, I am new to joining the forum but I have been browsing it for years. I recently decided to get back into gardening and purchased galvanized chicken wire from Home Depot to keep rabbits out of my garden.
According to several sources, including posts on this forum, galvanized steel is very safe to use for a vegetable garden. However, I wanted to ask myself just to be sure-- if the zinc in galvanized steel could leach enough in quantities to be harmful to plant or human health.
This article said that galvanized steel's zinc shouldn't be toxic:
Is there really much of a concern for lead or cadmium leaching from the fencing? True, I'm not watering my garden with vinegar, so I won't be intentionally creating zinc salts, but part of the fence is going to be buried under the soil (where it will be exposed to moisture all the time) to keep rabbits out of the garden.
On a related note-- assuming things are safe to use-- I think I may need more than 50 feet that I purchased. Does anyone know of a recommended place to buy 100 feet or more for a cheap price?