Raised Garden Beds
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Avoiding toxic soil in raised garden beds

Zone 55432 | Sara Stambaugh added on July 21, 2017 | Answered

My husband, bless him, bought treated wood to build me four large raised garden beds so I can plant veggies and flowers. He's got them built when I think to ask if he used treated wood - and he did. So now I'm wondering what's a safe wood sealant that he can put on the wood so the chemicals don't leech into the soil? Can we use a spar varnish on the inside? Any suggestions or advice would be most welcome. Thank you!

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 21, 2017

These links will help you make decisions regarding the safety of the treated lumber.

https://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6985
https://extension.psu.edu/plants/crops/esi/treated-lumber

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