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Is the Lumber in My Garden Poisoning My Vegetables?

Don’t worry. Evidence shows it’s O.K.

Raised beds constructed of pressure-treated lumber are quite commonly used for food gardening. I was going to build some new beds for my veggies this year and initially hoped to use cedar or redwood lumber which contains natural preservatives.



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Cindy Heath

I’ve been a farmer, homesteader, entrepreneur, and more. Always curious and still hopeful. If you are, too, read along and follow me at