Re: Is stained Cedar safe for a raised veg garden?
Depends, will you be putting the stain towards or away from the soil inside the bed?
Who knows what goes into finishing products. Very few are rated "food safe", so why risk putting them in contact with the soil you'll be planting your veggies in? While the amounts of toxins that would leach would likely be small, you'll have to weigh that risk with the reasoning behind making the beds in the first place.
Having said that, the amount of stain that would be on the back of the material should be minimal, resulting in minimal transference to the soil and veggies. Build your beds with the stained side out and you'll be fine.
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