I’m going to build a couple of raised-bed gardens this year. I’m really excited about having fresh veggies to cook with this summer, but first things first; I have to actually build the gardens.
I’ve looked around online and found a few tutorials and most have recommended using cedar because its hardy and will stand up reasonably well to the elements (of which we have plenty here in central Indiana). Unfortunately, cedar is also extremely expensive. One of Joe’s coworkers, who is supposedly a master gardener, suggests using pretreated wood, but from what I’ve read, using pretreated wood can be bad for raised-bed gardens because, well, all that stuff they use to treat the wood can get into the food and then into you. And, that’s just icky.
Has anyone built a raised-bed garden? What did you use? Did you build it yourself or did you buy a kit? I’d love to hear your input!