Raised Garden Beds

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Project by Pallirondack posted 02-10-2013 08:05 PM 4830 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Raised garden beds made from upcycled wooden pallets. My son and I made these three beds in an afternoon. Each is lined with cardboard to help smother the grass and weeds from growing up inside. Lining up someone to deliver topsoil is proving to be most difficult part of this project so far. I’ll add more pictures when its planted, too.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 12:44 AM

I did these raise beds years ago back then it was called square foot gardening and I’ll tell you the yield is outstanding with very little weeding. Just use a blend mix of soil , manure and peat moss what know as a garden blend. Also when the heat hit use grass clipping as a top coat and your tomatoes will be heard at night as they grow…lol best of luck on your crop…BC

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 12:59 AM

Hey those are great and great re-use of materials. Are you planning on doing some compost bins too? Around here the only place I know of to get soil delivered from is landscape supply companies. I had a 5 yards delivered for my raised bed and it was a nice compost garden mix. Great deal compared to anything but picking it up with your own trailer or augmenting your own soil with lots of organic matter, etc.

My neighbor helpfully pointed out after I had filled the bed with 5 yards of the soil from wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow that if I had put a bed of rocks down at the bottom it would have helped keep moles from coming up underneath.

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 01:09 AM

One of the benefits of raised beds is that the plants won’t drown when you get a downpour. Everything we plant is in raised beds. We love them. Also, you might want to submit a copy of this post to our sister website “GardenTenders”.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 02:48 PM

looksgood I.ll have to stell your plan and make one for my wife.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 03:38 PM

Great use of the pallets and the plants will be glad to grow and be nurtured on those great raised beds.

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 11:21 AM

Thank you all for the comments and info. I appreciate it.

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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