by Doug Beckers
Question by jb: Would I be ok using old treated wood for my vegetable garden bed?
I just ripped down part of an old deck and have several leftover pressure treated 4x4s. Since I’d rather reuse than take to the dump I thought about building a vegetable garden bed. I know it’s not good using PT wood for vegetable garden beds but this wood is probably 7 years old. My bed would be approximately 4×8 and be stacked two 4x4s high. Is there really any danger after this PT wood has been weathered for 7 years in using it with the garden bed?
Answer by Texperson
You should not use that type of wood for a edible garden, a flower garden, fine, a veggie garden no. Cedar or cement blocks.
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