What if I made my bed out of these?
Has anyone seen these??? (like below)
I just stumbled across them this morning while I was looking for prices on composite lumber (like trex).
I am pretty much paralyzed by the inability to decide what to build my raised beds out of. For those of you that might remember from last year, I built some boxes out of untreated wood on top of existing raised beds. It seemed like a good idea, but at the end of the summer, I found my soil was infested with termite larvae. Not to mention, despite the fact I rubbed linseed oil all over the wood, it looks like it's pretty much at the end of its life right now (after less than a full year since we built it).
I am on the fence about using pressure treated wood... it seems a little against the idea of organic gardening, but I don't know that I have a whole lot of choice. My husband says that metal and concrete also leech stuff into the soil. I don't want to have to replace these beds every year either! But the heat and humidity of Florida summers is pretty intense...
Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Plastic Timbers