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    gibbers is offline Germinator
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    Default Natural/Organic Wood preservative advice

    Hello all. My first post...I'm delighted to have found this forum!

    I would appreciate any advice on how I would treat wood in raised beds (in a polytunnel) so as the lifespan is extended. I would prefer to use an Organic/Natural preservative so as no chemicals leak into the soil.

    Any advice is much appreciated!


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    There is an article in the May 2009 (current issue) of Grow Your Own magazine, I think by Andi Cleveley, on making your own organic preservative. Might as well give the magazine a shout, since it's their forum.

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    Thanks to you both for your replies!

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