what kind of wood is safe for raised beds?

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  1. alli

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    I'm plannng on making some raised beds for vegetable growing. Is it safe to use landscape ties, or are there problems with the chemicals used to treat the wood leaching out into the soil? I'm wanting to grow my veggies chemical free.
     
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    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Wood for raised vegetable beds.

    Most treated wood that is sold in lumber yards carries a warning that it not be used for vegetable growing beds. If the landscape ties have been treated, do not use them. Otherwise you could use any type of untreated wood; however, cedar would last the longest. Applying any sort of chemical wood preservative to untreated wood would likewise not be recommended.
     

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