Railroad Ties

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflondon at mindspring.com
Tue Jun 26 22:08:13 EDT 2001


On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:12:35 -0400, "Lawrence F. London, Jr."
<lflondon at mindspring.com> wrote:

>
>On Tue, 26 Jun 2001 10:21:16 -0400, Claude  Genest
><genest at together.net> wrote:
>
>>
>>I ended up using old railroad ties to terrace a planting area behind the
>>house.
>>
>>They are quite old and faded - How bad of a health risk would I be taking if
>>I planted edibles in those beds ?
>>
>>Would it help if I waited a year or two while the sun/rain continues to
>>leach out the toxins ?

Better yet, build your beds out of the ties, then use them as one side
of a concrete form - build forms inside the beds out of plywood to
contain your concrete. Mix batches of SakCrete concrete (good stuff
and has plenty of portland in it for strength) in a wheelbarrow,
dumping each into the forms until you have created a nice non-toxic
liner inside the rrtie structure. No expensive at all and near
permanent.



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