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Andy Lopez, Contributing Columnist/Invisible Gardener
4:06 pm PDT April 28, 2014

Reader question:

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your very informative article on vegetable beds in the Surfside News. My husband and I are buying a house, so it came at a great time. I have a few questions on making raised beds in our backyard.

Do you recommend using pine for the raised beds? We have an old tree that we’re hoping to mill. Is it best to leave it untreated? How long do you think before the wood rots and needs to be replaced?