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Name: Jim Bailey
DeLand, Fla (Zone 9a)
Dec 18, 2016 7:13 AM CST
|I understand that pressure treated wood no longer has arsenic in it as a preservative , so is it o.k. to use now for raised beds for vegetables ??|
Dec 18, 2016 8:43 AM CST
|Jim, I'd still want to know exactly what they ARE using to pressure-treat the wood before taking a chance on growing veggies near it.
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Dec 18, 2016 10:25 AM CST
|Just my opinion from what I have read, but I think you take in more toxins every day from just breathing than you could ingest from growing with pressure treated wood.
Dec 18, 2016 10:50 AM CST
|Jim, you may find this article from Fine Gardening of interest:
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Dec 18, 2016 12:11 PM CST
|Would be nice. Its a preservative. Why take in more toxins ?
I came up with i think is a
GREAT IDEAL!!! Im building my sister an elevated raised bed.
I'm gonna have slats on bottom.
I allready bought 4 big plastic tubs at target deep enough for roots.
They will go side by each.into bed.
I'll drill drain holes between slats.
NO ROT !!!!###
Square plastic tubs cost 8 bucks apeice. Heavy 6mil plastic cost about that much. And it rots !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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