Raised Vegetable Frames - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jlspa2003
April 6, 2009
Is there a way to safely use treated lumber for raised vegetable frames?

Answer from NGA
April 6, 2009


If you're concerned about chemicals leaching from the treated lumber you might consider lining the sides of the raised beds with plastic sheeting. Or, you can simply plant root crops 6 or 8 inches way from the sides of the beds. Above ground vegetable plants such as tomatoes, peppers, corn, etc. should be safe near the timbers; plant lettuces, radishes, carrots, etc. towards the center of the bed. Enjoy your garden!

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