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Justin Scott
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  • Saint Augustine, FL
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Pressure Treated vs Cedar

I am ready to build my raised bed for this spring but i am in serious debate over the use of p.t. wood. I've learned that over time p.t. can leach chemicals into the soil and is highly recommeneded…Continue

Started Jan 1, 2012

 

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Yvonne commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Benefits of Seaweed?'
"It get's better every minute - giant slugs and snails are a major problem here. Thanks for that added info! "
Jan 8, 2012
EcoCentricFarm commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Benefits of Seaweed?'
"Thanks for this! It also repels slugs too!"
Jan 8, 2012
Marianne Smith commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Benefits of Seaweed?'
"I collected a big bin of seaweed when I went to the beach.  Some of the seaweed wash spread around the plant for mulch, some went into the compost bin and the rest I used to make seaweed tea.  The teas was so easy!"
Jan 8, 2012
Yvonne commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Benefits of Seaweed?'
"It's pretty good for humans too : ) I will be collecting some next time I'm at the beach.   Thank you!"
Jan 8, 2012
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Jan 8, 2012
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Benefits of Seaweed?

       Seaweed? Really? The first thought of it brings to mind fishy odors and the slow salty death of my garden. But after alot of research turns out if you live near the shore you have access to one of the most beneficial ingredients mother nature can add to your garden.       The Irish and Scotish have been using the "ocean's grass" as their lifesource for hundreds of years. As a matter of fact, the Highlanders used only seaweed to fill their beds. Their land is devoid of any natural soil.…See More
Jan 8, 2012
Justin Scott commented on Will Atkinson's blog post 'Practically Free Raised Beds'
"Well done! Looks great, im so jealous! Im having to settle with untreated pine but atleast it was all free too. Guess ill be debugging more than i would like but my wallet will still be thick!"
Jan 8, 2012
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"All materials free! Recycled out of construction site-with permission of course! The only thing i had to buy was the hinges and latch for tumbling composter."
Jan 4, 2012
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Jan 4, 2012
Will Atkinson commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Pressure treated vs Cedar'
"Justin, You can usually get free cedar planks from fence companies! They'll be used and weathered, and you'll probably have to pull the sections apart in order to re-purpose them. That's what I'll be doing this weekend."
Jan 3, 2012
Yvonne commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Pressure treated vs Cedar'
"I'm also ready to build and looking at both options.  Erring towards cinder blocks on a cement base below the soil line in the hope that this will help reduce rodents digging below the beds and stealing my root crops! Though suspect that…"
Jan 2, 2012
Julie Clark commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Pressure treated vs Cedar'
"We have 4 raised beds with untreated lumber but I needed to build more beds and didn't want to have to purchase lumber. So I put down a lot of cardboard that I save, and some beds I used newspapers and brown paper bags. Then I built up the beds…"
Jan 2, 2012
Todd GArtman commented on Justin Scott's blog post 'Pressure treated vs Cedar'
"Use reclaimed/reused cinder block.  Never rots, doesn't leach chemicals.  Craigslist is loaded with them sometimes.  If you use new, it will cost a bit more than the wood but will never have to be replaced."
Jan 2, 2012
Cornelia left a comment for Justin Scott
"Hi Justin, Unfortunately, I haven't heard great things about the option to email photos to the site. Are you on a mobile phone or can you upload them from a computer? That would be easiest. Let me know if you need any help with that. Welcome!"
Jan 2, 2012
Justin Scott posted a blog post

Pressure treated vs Cedar

I am ready to build my raised bed for this spring but i am in serious debate over the use of p.t. wood. I've learned that over time p.t. can leach chemicals into the soil and is highly recommeneded not to use it at all. Cedar is the gardener's choice but is so expensive. Can i line my p.t. bed with plastic to put a barrier between the soil? If so, what kind of plastic? What is the best choice of wood that lasts long and is not expensive? Ahh!!! i dont know what to do! HELP!See More
Jan 1, 2012
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"I've been wanting to build a raised bed this spring but am debating what type of wood to use. I found that pressure treated wood can leach chemicals into the soil over time and same with other woods. Cedar i found is the gardener's choice…"
Jan 1, 2012

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I used to do landscape installation for almost 10 years before the economy handed me a twist in life that turned out to be an awesome blessing. Now in retail i found it hard to be indoors all the time so i started gardening in 2009. I have found the scratch to my itch! There is nothing better than the sun on my back and sweat on my brow! Moreso, to provide healthy food for my 4 year old daughter and wife of 5 years is very gratifying. My wife has an exotic parrot rescue(Avian Haven Exotic Parrot Rescue Inc.) so the parrots in rehabilitation also benfit from organically grown fruits and vegetables. So cheers to happy growing!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Im a horrible cook! But atleast i try to be healthy. So i would have to say... Sheppard's Pie with organically grown corn, peas, carrots and beans. mmmmm....
Currently reading:
TheHoly Bible, Grow Your Own Vegetables, and Heirloom Gardener mag.
Currently listening to:
John Hagee
My latest DIY project:
Building a compost bin and garden.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
web search
Web site I recommend:
http://www.groworganic.com

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At 10:29am on January 2, 2012, Cornelia said…

Hi Justin,

Unfortunately, I haven't heard great things about the option to email photos to the site. Are you on a mobile phone or can you upload them from a computer? That would be easiest. Let me know if you need any help with that. Welcome!

Justin Scott's Blog

Benefits of Seaweed?

       Seaweed? Really? The first thought of it brings to mind fishy odors and the slow salty death of my garden. But after alot of research turns out if you live near the shore you have access to one of the most beneficial ingredients mother nature can add to your garden.

       The Irish and Scotish have been using the "ocean's grass" as their lifesource for hundreds of years. As a matter of fact, the Highlanders used only seaweed to fill their beds. Their land is devoid of any…

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Posted on January 8, 2012 at 8:46am — 4 Comments

Pressure treated vs Cedar

I am ready to build my raised bed for this spring but i am in serious debate over the use of p.t. wood. I've learned that over time p.t. can leach chemicals into the soil and is highly recommeneded not to use it at all. Cedar is the gardener's choice but is so expensive. Can i line my p.t. bed with plastic to put a barrier between the soil? If so, what kind of plastic? What is the best choice of wood that lasts long and is not expensive? Ahh!!! i dont know what to do! HELP!

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

 
 
 

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