JC;777225]"George.com" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
Thanks for the advice.
I have now ordered some untreated wood and will construct another
planter. Does anyone know what I can treat the wood with, that wil
harm my veg?
Your best bet is to use redwood. It naturally resists rot and
insects and will not harm your vegetables. It is pricy, though.
If you can find old growth heartwood from a redwood tree, I woul
with loco BUT that is hard to find here in California, so your chanc
the UK, I presume, would be much lower. The next time I repair my
bed, I think I'll look into plasticized decking wood but check i
it may leach undesired chemicals as well. Otherwise, the 2" x 12"
I used for my box seem to be good for at least 10 years. Keep your
construction simple in order to make any replacements simple.
Some people use tires for raised beds.
Contrary to popular belief, they are inert and do not poison th
And you can get them for free.
They paint well if you are worried about looks. ;-)
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