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I'm wanting to start a raised bed vegetable garden using old railway sleepers. However, I'm concerned about the creosote seeping from the sleepers into the soil. Are railway sleepers safe to use for a vegetable garden? Should I line with polythene or use macrocapa or something else?

Railway sleepers are a great way to create a vege garden and add a lot of character. Don’t worry about the creosote – it won’t seep out. Another handy tip is to line the vegetable garden with weednet – this is often done at garden centres with great results.

Enquire about: I'm wanting to start a raised bed vegetable garden using old railway sleepers. However, I'm concerned about the creosote seeping from the sleepers into the soil. Are railway sleepers safe to use for a vegetable garden? Should I line with polythene or use macrocapa or something else?