Tanalised Raised Bed Kit. This high quality European White Wood is ECO treated for long life. Heavy Duty Quality. Each Vegetable Raised Bed Kit consists of 4 boards - 2 x 3.0M (10ft) and 2 x 1.2M (4ft) Specification Raised Beds: 3.0m (10ft) x 225mm (9in) wide x 38mm 1 1/2in (38mm) wide and 1.2m (4ft) x 225mm (9in) x 1 1/2in (38mm) Pack Weight: 38.0kg. Pack contains 2 x 3.0m (10ft) and 2 x 1.2m (4ft) boards. £23.45
Raised beds allow soil to warm up quicker - a handy boost for your early spring planting regime. Wood will do the trick, too, but don't use tanalised timber which will leach poisons into the soil. Macrocarpa will last longer than pine.
All our vegetable patches are raised garden beds, meaning we do not dig into the ground, but build on top of it. The beds are 20cm - 40cm high and encased in natural timber. We use untreated macrocarpa timber for all our raised beds. Treated or tanalised timber contains harmful chemicals such as copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA) which are injected into soft wood to prevent fungal disease and termites. CCA leaches from the timber through weather and rain.