Saturday, March 19, 2011
dirt under my fingernails
We used 2x12 pine boards, after agonizing about what to use. Everything I read said that pressure treated lumber or treated railroad ties leach chemicals into the garden...eww. So even though untreated wood will rot, and we'll have to replace it sooner or later, hopefully it will be later! We installed a layer of hardware cloth (metal mesh) on the bottom due to our vole issues, lined the insides with plastic, and used some Thompson's wood sealer (like you would put on a deck to resist rain).
I'm thinking of starting a separate page or separate blog for the garden, so I don't bore most of you with all the details, but so I can keep track of how things go this year...what I plant, how they do, etc. I'll keep you "posted"!