Is Plywood Safe for Raised Beds?
7 Things to Consider
When you are building a raised garden bed, material is often the first consideration. The easiest thing to do, by far, is to use whatever you have on hand.
Almost every homeowner has a scrap wood pile laying around. So, would it be safe to use plywood for your raised beds? Well, that depends.
Plywood is comprised of thin layers of wood, called veneers, sandwiched together to form a rigid board. More layers give you a thicker piece of plywood.
What is Plywood?
Anytime you expose untreated wood to moisture, decomposition starts taking effect. Eventually, over time, a bed made out of wood will start to decompose and degrade.
If you plan on these beds sticking around for a long time, be a bit more judicious about what materials you use.