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I've heard that if you use treated pine that the chemicals they use to treat the pine can leach into the soil and then into your vegetables.

Is this correct and if so what wood can I use?  Are railway sleepers an option or are they treated too.

Should I maybe go away from wood and use brick instead?

By George of Altona
9/26/2010 9:30:31 PM

You should never use a wood that has been treated.  Treated pine etc is a no-no.  All treatments will in some way, be it small or othwise, will leach into the soil.

One reason you are growing your own vegetable is to be organic, and save money, so why would you introduce toxins into the soil right?

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