Build a Raised Bed

2 Materials
20 Minutes

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togetherfarm blocks raised beds for gardening
I went with 2 x 6 boards. In hind site going taller might have been a better idea.

Measurements included a simple 4 x 8 frame and once the wood was cut it took minutes to put it all together.
togetherfarm blocks raised beds for gardening
For the corners I used scrap wood, most of these pieces were leftover 2 x 4 pieces that work great for corners.

I used three 2 x 6 boards of natural pine. This led to establishing one cut to equal two 4 ft. boards.

This was so easy that I decided to build 2 more that same day. Everything was connected in the corners to those corner pieces using screws and I drilled pilot holes first to keep the wood from splitting.
togetherfarm blocks raised beds for gardening
One the bed was connected I carried it to the garden and filled with natural ingredients. I live on a farm so this was a little bit of everything great including animal droppings then covered it all with soil.

I'll let this bed sit for a couple weeks to decompose, add more soil and get ready to plant.
togetherfarm blocks raised beds for gardening
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Suggested materials:

  • 2 x 6 pine boards
  • Screws and corner pieces
Garden Up Green - Carole

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  • Annette
    on Apr 18, 2014

    Regardless if a homeowner is wanting a raised garden for flowers or to plant veg's $49.98 for a 2'X2' is outrageous.

    • @Annette Just sharing a concept that I saw online - A little pricey yes but it is neat it's made from recycled materials in the USA - somebody thinking outside the box is a great thing.

  • Carolyn Collier
    on Apr 18, 2014

    Just get old boards. Everyone is tossing out old boards as they remodel. I use them. Works fine. :-)

    • @Carolyn Collier I hear ya- think the concept with this product is you can take it with you if you decide to move. A one time investment kind of thing.

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