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raised bed over old walnut roots

Posted by missmessy southern Canada (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 4, 05 at 13:22

I would like to build a raised vegetable garden bed this spring. Unfortunately, the place I want to build it is right beside the stump of a mature walnut tree that we cut down last spring. Any advise on how to keep the juglerone from the old roots from invading/affecting my vegetables?

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RE: raised bed over old walnut roots

The chemical does not persist in the soil for more than a year after removal of the tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: Walnut Toxicity

RE: raised bed over old walnut roots

I have some year old walnut boards that I wanted to use to construct raised beds for vegetables. Is there toxicity in the boards that would affect growing vegetables, or is the toxicity limited to the roots of the walnut tree?

RE: raised bed over old walnut roots

  • Posted by lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 30, 06 at 12:53

Walnut boards for making a raised bed??? Please say you are joking!...give those old boards to a wood worker and I'll bet he will trade you for something else!!
But I don't know it there would be toxic stuff in the boards....but don't think so.
Linda c

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