Treated wood to build raised bed yah or nay ???
Hi my names Emma and im a newbie gardener im wanting to grow all edibale foods and possibly some benifical flowers alongside, in rasied beds that i will make my self, ive done alot of research and it seems that the verdict is still out on weather to use pressure treated wood for raised beds due to the chemicals being changed that they use to treat the wood nower days and weather the claim that the chemicals in the wood could leach out in to the soil and cause problems growing food or even be a health hazard, i personally only want to use wood , i think it also comes down to what you can afford as it seems alot of the suggested wood type is ceder witch is just not affordable to your every day gardener , but being in the uk and generally us brits like to do things in the most cost effective way myself included it seems alot of the info that i found from people living in uk as alot of it although good info ive come across mainly originated from the usa , is to buy the treated wood as it is the most cost affective way to build your own raised beds but line the inside with fish pond liner if your realy consumed with worry about using treated wood so theres no actual wood to soil contact i love to get your thoughts and advice on this matter :-)
Last edited: 24 February 2017 23:49:48