Saturday, May 02, 2009
Raised Bed Gardening
This is the easiest way I have found to build a raised bed.
This design uses two ten foot long 2 x 12s and one four foot long 4 x 4.
Cut the 4 x 4 into four 12 inch pieces.
Cut each 2 x 12 in half.
Stand up the 2 x 12 sections on your lawn in a square, using bricks to keep them upright. Put a piece of the 4x4 into each corner and nail the 2 x 12s to the 4 x 4 post with regular 16D spikes, three on a side.
Do all four corners. Keep everything straight and neat.
Fill with manure and compost.
Plant stuff in it.
This design is solid and resists splitting and warping. It is easy and fast to cut and nail together.
It also creates perfectly sized beverage stands for when you need refreshment while harvesting your monstrous raised bed vegetables.