Your raised beds made from Macrocarpa planks will be safe except where sap wood is used (sometimes along edge). My husband cut down Mac's, we milled them and built our home from them. Beautiful wood too. More to the…"
depending on the site conditions , height of bed, etc...untreated hardwood, such as railway sleepers should last some time. If you have a very dry site in summer, you do not want your bed to be raised too much, because humidity is in the…"
"Thanks for your reply Diane, I agree with you. But what do you suggest as an alternative? I have spent a lot of time making all my raised beds with used untreated timber but it will rot in a few years. I wish there was a way i could slow this…"
"I have heard that no treated timber will be allowed in the production of NZ certified organic food from July this year. If they do not allow this on a commercial scale, why would you use it at home? The wood treatment used in NZ is banned in many…"
Thank you for the travel tips. Malaysia sounds lovely. Its started getting colder here (sorry) so it will be nice to feel the hot sun again! Dont think it will be possible to grow bananas or papaya here, at least not without a very big greenhouse. Its a shame as I love papaya, and lady's fingers which are very difficult to buy here.
Can you tell me more about rachel ward? I havent come across her work. I googled her but it came up with some actress!