#307: How to Grow Your Home Vegetable Garden in Raised Beds | Is Pressure Treated Lumber Safe for Raised Beds with Jeanne Grunert
In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with raised garden bed expert and author, Jeanne Grunert. The number one question we get all the time is, "Is pressure treated lumber safe to use when building raised garden beds?" Well Jeanne is going to tell us.
Jeanne grows in raised garden beds on her 17 acre Virginia Farm and is going to share with us the scientific data as to how pressure treated lumber is made, the chemicals that are used and, whether or not pressure treated lumber is safe to grow edibles in.
From there, Jeanne will share with us her top tips to grow a successful raised bed vegetable garden, how to improve your garden soil, and what it was like to make the big move from gardening on Long Island in NY to a huge farm in Virginia.
About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Jeanne Grunert
Jeanne is a Virginia Extension Master Gardener Volunteer with the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners.
She is a freelance writer as well as the “Ask the Expert” columnist for Virginia Gardener magazine.
Her gardening articles have appeared in Virginia Gardener, The Herb Companion and on websites such as Dave’s Garden.
She runs her own gardening website and blog, Home Garden Joy which can be found by going to HomeGardenJoy.com.
Jeanne is the author of three gardening books including Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden, Get Your Hands Dirty: A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening , and Attract Birds to Your Garden . She currently lives on a 17-acre farm with her husband John and a menagerie of rescued pets.