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    Raised Bed Question

    In my greenhouse I made two raised beds.. I made them out of landscape timbers. I put a timber on top of each other. so its 8 inches tall but I also used a tiller to rip up the ground under the beds.. What im worried about is treated lumber. There is a lil controversy in if its safe to eat veggies out of beds made from treated lumber.. What do you guys think? treated or non-treated? Also what type of wood is the best?

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    Modern pressure treated lumber is less toxic than the old stuff that was treated with CCA. That said I still won't use pressure treated around edible plants. Cedar and redwood are the normal woods used for rot resistance.
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    If you have already made a bed with treated lumber, just line it with pond liner.
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