raised vagetable garden - Knowledgebase Question

uncasville, Co
Question by mumalmewasa
May 20, 2009
can i make raised bed out of broken furniture . reason i am asking that if that things have any chemicals . because it said that vegetable garden should be made out of untreated lumber but can i use some pieces of broken bed and tables ans doors.

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2009


You can use any wood you have available. It's true that some stains and paints can leach into the soil but I don't think your furniture was treated with CCA, which is a wood preservative. If you are still concerned, you can line the wood with plastic before adding your topsoil. That will serve as a barrier to anything that might try to leach out of the wood. Good luck with your garden!

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