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Raised Bed Question

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Nov 17, 2015
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In my greenhouse I made two raised beds.. I made them out of landscape timbers. I put a timber on top of each other. so its 8 inches tall but I also used a tiller to rip up the ground under the beds.. What im worried about is treated lumber. There is a lil controversy in if its safe to eat veggies out of beds made from treated lumber.. What do you guys think? treated or non-treated? Also what type of wood is the best?
 

SubRosa

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Modern pressure treated lumber is less toxic than the old stuff that was treated with CCA. That said I still won't use pressure treated around edible plants. Cedar and redwood are the normal woods used for rot resistance.
 
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