I want to try raised beds gardening this year but need diy ideas

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Is it better to diy raised beds or buy at Home Depot or Lowe’s ? Need most economical way. Does anyone have a good diy instruction?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 19, 2018
    https://www.hometalk.com/categories/garden/container-gardens/raised-garden-beds
  • Sandra Rote Sandra Rote on Mar 19, 2018
    Be careful of the beds you purchase, if you choose to go this way. The raised beds I purchased from Home Depot were no more than four pressboard sides , no bottom. The sides were perhaps 6-8" high which meant that I had to dig down quite far to put enough good soil in the box for the plants. It was my own fault for not having checked first, but do keep it in mind.
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 19, 2018
    The most economical way is to build your own raised beds. I built mine partly from some old lumber I had avaialble and added in a few pieces of new. For soil, I began with some soil from my own yard, then added some composted top soil and peat moss. Of course choosing the right spot to get the most sun (and close to your water source) is the most important! good luck!
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 19, 2018
    The most economical way is to build your own raised beds. I built mine partly from some old lumber I had avaialble and added in a few pieces of new. For soil, I began with some soil from my own yard, then added some composted top soil and peat moss. Of course choosing the right spot to get the most sun (and close to your water source) is the most important! good luck!
  • Rl06898607 Rl06898607 on Mar 19, 2018
  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 19, 2018
    check wiki how or instructables for making the raised beds. take the materials list to the big box diy store. then find a model of a pre made raised bed kit that you like. note the price of the kit. then price out the materials to make your own including any tools you may need to rent. compare prices. which one keeps more money in your pocket?
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Mar 19, 2018
    If you are a seasoned gardener, your monetary investment will be rewarded. If you are just getting started, this can get expensive really fast.
    My son has friends in Florida and they bought up a bunch of used kids pools and used them as gardening tubs...they had every color imaginable!!! They had a board fenced back yard so their neighbors did not have to look at those colors.
    They also bought used wrought iron picnic sets at good prices, sat the largest pool on the table, then placed 2x4s over the arms of a set of chairs and had 2 more pool holders. Any spare space could hold herb trays!
    Of course any large pan with a depth of 6-10" would work.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Mar 19, 2018
    They have books at your local library bon gardening. Look through a few to find what you want. and take the book out for two weeks. It should have illustrations and a step by step. If you have no luck, both these stores have nurseries, check with them. They have books you can buy on this subject.
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