Beginner Potager in planning stages...
I am so inspired by what I see here, that I am planning to turn an area of my back yard into a potager garden.
Learning tid bits of what to do (and what NOT to do) and am seeing that 3 feet for pathways is best, am planning 3 feet width on beds, too (should I go wider?), perhaps some triangular, still laying it out. Am intending to do crushed granite on top of weed cloth for the aisles.
Question. I like wooden sides, 'homespun' looking, not formal, although going for balance in layout. I would like 12 inch boards on their side with wooden stakes supporting them and hidden rebar. Much like an old public home on Nantucket we toured a few years ago.
What kind of wood (in Texas) would you recommend. And, I know the opinions of treated wood vary, but IS this a problem in an edible garden? It seems it must be, and too, I don't like that sick green color of the wood. Isn't cedar slower to decay? Have even thought of lining sides with plastic to slow down decay.
It'll be fairly small, but I would appreciate your opinions. Surprising I didn't see this covered in my feeble attempt (the website jumps around on my computer...not responsive to up/down).