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This is something that I have wondered about and until now have strictly avoided using pressure treated lumber in any gardening or related DIY projects. However, it seems that in certain applications (like raised planter beds), that if precautions are taken, there may not be much impact of the more dangerous chemical ‘arsenic.’ There appear to be certain preparations one could take to avoid the problem of leaching into the soil. Anyhow, I encourage you to read the following article and decide for yourself.
I though I would post another DIY version of an earth grow box that I came across. It is very similar to mine, and because I could not get around to completing it due to moving, I thought I would post an alternate version.
This simple method of capturing seeds will work well with many flowering plants (especially those which produce a flowering “stalk”). In this picture, I am holding the mature stalks from just one broccoli plant. After the plant flowers, I just wait until the seed pods are nice and full, and a few of them have started to fall off – and then I know that they are ready to harvest. Read the rest of this entry »