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May 1, 2005
5:47 PM

Post #1440521

I am planning to plant a small vegetable garden along an existing 15 yr old fence. I would like to have the pole beans grow up the fence. Since the fence is still in good shape, I am assuming that it is comprised of some sort of pressure treated wood. Is there any danger of toxins leaching through the soil?

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May 1, 2005
6:41 PM

Post #1440594

The best way to find out what is and isn't in your soil is to get your soil tested. Most soil tests are for nutrients - but it is possible to test for toxic elements and compounds as well.

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