The Q&A Archives: raised beds

Question: lumber to build 3 raised beds? does home depot rent chain linked fences?

Answer: Choosing a building material can be tricky. Many peopleprefer not to use pressure-treated lumber for growing vegetable crops, fearing the chemicals used to treat the wood will leach out. Raised beds made from untreated pine will last a few years but will rot and need to be replaced. "Plastic lumber", madefrom recycled plastics is another option--perhaps not as attractive but certainly long-lasting. You'll need to check with your local Home Depot about chain link fencing.

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