I was hoping to get a little advice if possible.
Somewhat impulsively today, I bought a number of 6 x 1 in planks of pressure treated timber from a well known builders merchants and constructed a small raised bed (2m x 1m) with the view to growing veg/herbs. After much work in the hot sun, I've a rather lovely little raised bed which I'm rather proud of.
My next door neighbour mentioned to me that pressure treated timber can contain toxic chemicals that leach into the soil and therefore into any crops grown nearby. This has obviously casued me worry and concern. I've looked on the spec for the timber and it says that the wood is "High Pressure treated with Tanalith 'E' (or similar)" I'm now unsure as to whether I'm OK to go ahead and use my new bed or whether I'm looking at having to start all over again?
Any advice would be very welcome.
Thanks in advance,