Growing Vegetables In A Raised Bed W/ Pressure Treated Wood. - Knowledgebase Question

West Milford, NJ
Question by richardbaku
May 13, 2001
If I grow vegetables in a raised bed lined with pressure treated wood is the food good to eat. I'm
worried about the chemicals leaking in.

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2001


There continues to be debate on this issue. If you are concerned about it, you could use a different material to from the raised bed. Ordinary lumber will last for several years, redwood or cypress last for years, stones, bricks, and plain dirt sides for a lower bed will all work.

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