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MartinMillar | 18:28 Thu 15th Oct 2020 | Home & Garden
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I have bought some raised beds and want them to last more than a year or two, is there a handy person who can recommend a wood preservative that I can use .
I will be planting veggies in them.
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they should already hae some sort of wood preservative on them. Be very careful if you do put any preservative on - absolutely none on the inside and make sure the outside is painted with a 'plant friendly' product.

https://www.gardening-naturally.com/eco-wood-treatment?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItduZn5637AIVlu5RCh3lYg9CEAQYASABEgJQMvD_BwE
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I don’t think there is anything it’s feels like a rough pine
They should last years anyway. Mine are.
Mine are made using inch and a quarter thick decking boards which are already tanalised.. so no more painting.
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These are the ones I bought, do I need to treat them? I am going to B&Q later today so can purchase stuff if I need to
https://www.diy.com/departments/verve-large-raised-bed-kit-0-96m/1889037_BQ.prd
It says it is untreated, but for just £16 how long would you expect it to last ? If you got a few years out of it, it's no big deal to replace the wood. I'd not bother, but if you want to do so, just make sure whatever you put on it isn't going to mess up your planted veg.
There is no point in spending more money on preservative, than the raised beds cost in the first place. Lesson learnt.. B&Q were clearing out fence and shed paint last week, it was £2.00 for about 10 litres. That would do until you need to replace it. One thing that will add to the life of the wood is, after you have painted it, get for some polythene and staple it onto the inside of your frame, just down from the top edge. Allowing it to lay on the ground, make sure you leave only a couple of extra inches to encourage water away from the frame. This will slow the rot down. It will also stop any transfer across to the plants. If you are happy with the idea of raised beds, you could always replace the boards with decking boards when the time comes. Mine are 10 years old this year and are still sat on the allotment unpainted.
They look quite shallow, what are you planning to grow?
puzzled; raised beds would normally be built on to of the existing soil, and if filled with good earth or compost would make an excellent planting medium with well structured topsoil and lots of depth for roots.
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Puzzled, salads corn, beans peas etc
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Avalaf thanks for your help got 6 quid stuff in bandq

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