DIY Backyard Garden Raised Bed

2 Materials
4 Hours

Have an odd spot in your garden? An eyesore you want to cover on the ground? How about a easy, inexpensive raised bed! Grow food or flowers!
diy backyard garden raised bed
Ugly tree stump, what to do? Build a shady raised bed garden! There are lots of herbs and veggies you can grown, as well as flowers. It's amazing how much you can grow in what you might thinks of as unusable space. Even in mostly shade there are veggies you can grow-
diy backyard garden raised bed
We used recycled wood, previously been untreated 2 x 4s from long pallets. Would have gone to the dump :) You could buy nine 10' fir 2 x 4s if you start with new wood with this configuration. Probably about $40.00 depending on your region. 16' or 20' might work better for cost savings.
diy backyard garden raised bed
Laying out the lumber to fit the space.
diy backyard garden raised bed
Hubby Dave laying out the wood, screwing together the boards on the supports. Some re-cutting was involved.
diy backyard garden raised bed
See junk 2 x 4s for braces inside and stump.
diy backyard garden raised bed
We filled with extra garden soil and our own compost. Veggies and herbs planted.
diy backyard garden raised bed
1 years later, very productive!!!

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2 x 4 fir lumber 10'
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  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 13, 2018

    Looks great and very practical, we have a miniature compared to yours, it is a real task to load it with drainage stones and dirt, I never would make it as a landscaper!

  • Little Homestead In Boise
    on Jun 13, 2018

    You just do what you can!

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