I want to make raised garden beds. Robyn says to make sure to use untreated wood.
How do I know if wood is treated or not?
Also, what do I use for dirt and fertilizer since I don't already have my garden going and no compost yet?
Ask at the lumberyard, say you want untreated lumber only!
Check out the tips in Step 5 for not using any chemicals.....BUY organic compost and dirt. Don't worry about what was treated last year or whatever.....just don't let anyone spray your new garden or overspray with treating the rest of your yard. Then you can get some composting going and add that for the next season....no rush, you won't need it now.