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Old 11-11-2008, 10:07 PM   #11
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Cute baby! Very nice garden! Eeks on the snake! Those are some huge berries - my kids would love to make a smoothie with those :-). I can't do any digging here in this rental for a garden, but I can do containers - next year I'll be doing a nice one.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:42 AM   #12
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What is around the border? It looks like pressure treated lumber. I want to do something like that in my yard but read somewhere that you should not use pressure treated lumber.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:14 PM   #13
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your garden so good,l like it so much
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:01 PM   #14
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What is around the border? It looks like pressure treated lumber. I want to do something like that in my yard but read somewhere that you should not use pressure treated lumber.
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Pressure treated lumber contains poisons that have varying degrees of toxins depending on where/by whom they are made. You are better to go with stone or no border. An alternative is natural wood that has its own preservative in its composition such as cedar, but more pricey. Plastic will do but it does have the "lasts forever" environmental problem.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:51 PM   #15
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The old CCA treated lumber had some minor issues of leaching low levels of Arsenic into the nearby soil however, I think CCA treated lumber is now only used for special applications and is not readily available to the general public for the past several years ...The newer treated lumber is MCQ or something like that, and is perfectly safe for raised beds....In the end -- Do your own research, and make your own decision....

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:00 PM   #16
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Very nice!
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:22 PM   #17
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The old CCA treated lumber had some minor issues of leaching low levels of Arsenic into the nearby soil however, I think CCA treated lumber is now only used for special applications and is not readily available to the general public for the past several years ...The newer treated lumber is MCQ or something like that, and is perfectly safe for raised beds....In the end -- Do your own research, and make your own decision....
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Yes, the arsenic was removed many years ago, but I would rather play it safe and sitck with natural wood or stone around my food. I have lost my faith in Gov't approved/allowed chemicals.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #18
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I am totally jealous of those blackberries! Haven't seen any that good looking since I was a kid living in GA.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:45 PM   #19
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Very Nice. Getting ready to plant my first this year. Use to plant gardens growing up as a kid but havn't done it in about 10 years.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:11 PM   #20
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i have ten different kinds of veggies planted in containers. everything is coming up. been about two to three weeks. i am pleased so far. hope they continue to be healthy.
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