Raised garden bed question.

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by txjoe80, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. txjoe80

    txjoe80 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i got some 2x12x12 from my uncle to make some raised beds. He had used them for a sidewalk he poured so i was going to scrape the lil bit of concrete off. He just told me they also brushed on some motor oil on all the wood. Really dont want this wood to go to waste. Is it alright to use it for my garden boxes or do i have to do something to it in order to use it.
     
  2. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could have some of the oil leach into your soil, so I'm not quite sure that I would be willing to use that wood on a garden bed. The only solution I can think of is if you find a way to cover the wood completely so that the motor oil cannot seep out into the soil.
     
  3. txjoe80

    txjoe80 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well tht sux. Would have been able to make quite a few beds with this. Thought maybe there was a way to wash it off...but better safe then sorry
     

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