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Composite Decking Used for Raised Square Foot Bed

Posted by traspec Florida (My Page) on
Wed, May 26, 10 at 9:24

My husband has just built a raised square foot bed for our organic vegetables (4' x 4' x 6"). He used the composite decking from Lowes.

Even though these decks claim to be non-toxic without harmful chemicals, I am very leery.

Does anyone know if there are harmful toxins that could leach into the soil? We all know that would counteract the benefits of an ORGANIC vegetable garden!


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RE: Composite Decking Used for Raised Square Foot Bed

I know there are dioxins (a known carcinogen) found in all PVC-based materials, which includes composite decking. Personally, I would not be comfortable using it in my garden.

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