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.


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Answer from NGA
May 13, 2001

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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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