What is the best wood to build raised garden beds?

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wanting to build some raises beds for gardening, would like something that has a water source id possible.

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  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jan 15, 2018
    ALMOST EVERYTHING ROTS IF YOU USE IT OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, EVEN RAILROAD TIES. WOULD SUGGEST USING CONCRETE BLOCK, PAINTING IT OR COVERING IT WITH WOOD IF THAT 'S THE LOOK YOUR WANT.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jan 15, 2018
    If you have termites, wood is not the answer for containing soil in raised beds. Do not use treated wood either as it will leach into the soil. The only way to use it, is to plant vegetables no closer than 10 inches away from treated wood. You can use cement blocks or just mound your soil. My rows were 3 ft.wide and 20 ft long.

  • Peter Peter on Jan 15, 2018
    Use cheap untreated wood and be diligent about inspecting for termites... expose them as needed and the birds can get them.... Resign yourself to rebuilding it from time to time. HD carries 1x10 in 8-10 foot lengths, called Ledger Board... perfect for the job and Much cheaper than finished construction materials.

  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Jan 15, 2018
    Red wood or cedar are good as well.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 15, 2018
    Here are the p;positive recommendations .http://eartheasy.com/grow_raised_beds.htm