Raised bed Gardens from pallets

Dennis Jette
by Dennis Jette
The pallets are cut on one side of the center beam and nailed to the frame. The remaining side of the pallets are used to fill the gaps. I then lined the inside with a layer of 40 weight tar paper, 1/4 inch fan-fold insulation ( the pink or blue color type that is put on your house prior to vinyl siding) , then a layer of 6 mil thick black plastic sheeting and finally a layer of professional grade landscap fabric. As these are really deep and off the ground, I used large rocks from a former rock garden to fill in the bottom before filling with "Mels mix" organic compost, vermiculite and peat moss.
The boxes filled with soil and ready for the next step.
Finally almost finished. The cloach was made with pvc pipe, bent into shape. Then covered with agriculural fabric.
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  • Daniel Daniel on Feb 16, 2018

    Can you provide a blueprint with instructions?

  • Caroline Gerardo Caroline Gerardo on Feb 27, 2019

    A number of your materials are not organic or chemical free, do you worry about this?

  • Huntress Huntress on Mar 08, 2019

    Why make a raised bed and just put it on the dirt ? I'm curious because I always thought they were used because the soil wasn't any good. Is it easier because you don't have to do a lot of digging ? Just trying for info and I really like these. Great job.

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  • Barbara Barbara on Jul 22, 2018

    Love the idea of adding the hoop house - it can not only protect from insect to some degree but also really lengthen your growing season. My plans are for that as well - living in BC, I might even be able to have 4 season beds.

  • Darlene George Edwards Darlene George Edwards on Aug 28, 2018

    Yes I'd love to try this!for my sister!