25 August 2009

Getting the Beds Ready for the Soil!

Now that the cross-beams are in
place, we are preparing the beds for soil. We are lining the bottom of the beds with cardboard, not as a root barrier because vegetation does not seem to be growing on the lot, but as a protective measure from possible contaminants in the particles beneath our beds.

For final preparation, we will be lining the interior sides of the wood with recycled plastic, so the soil is not in direct contact with the wood.
The wood will not be treated with any preservatives. Options for wood preservation were researched but many had ingredients that were not suitable for a vegetable garden. As for the natural methods, such as mineral oil or linseed oil, it proved to be too expensive for our budget.

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