Safe Wood for Raised Beds in an Organic Garden

Avoid using creosote or pentachlorophenol-treated lumber when building raised beds, especially for vegetable gardening. Instead, opt for pressure-treated outdoor-grade wood, such as cedar or redwood, or use stone block or bricks instead of wood.

Keywords: urban gardening, wheelchair gardening, container gardening

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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.