Raised bed garden planters

Submitted by 4peas on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 07:55

I really wanted to have a raised bed garden to grow organic veggies for my family but was so discouraged by the cost of ready-made planters that I almost gave up. While searching for options on Pinterest I came across these fabulous, affordable and untreated wood planters and after a trip to the home store, we built 10 according to the plans. I couldn't be happier with the results; thank you Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
cedar
Finish Used
none
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

4peas

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 08:00

I really wanted a raised bed veggie garden but was discouraged by the high cost of ready made planters - especially since my dream garden required 10! I was about to give up when I discovered Ana's amazing plans while browsing Pinterest!

Mark555

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:24

Thank you Ana, I used your plans and ideas for a raised bed vegetable garden. I did change things a bit and it has worked out real well for me. I hate weeding and well I am a bit lazy. So mine are 6’x3’, I had a problem with the pickets splitting when I used screws to fasten them down. I ended up using a pneumatic brad/nail gun to fasten things together. I also used weed block under the bed and over the dirt and mulched over that. I have almost no weeding to do, about 10 minutes every three days or so. I also put in an irrigation system using ½ inch pvc pipe and 2 liter soda pop bottles. That way I water the roots and not the whole area, it cuts down on my water bill and it goes directly to the roots. The other thing I ended up doing is putting down 6 mil black plastic between the rows of raised beds and putting straw over that( I have 3’ walking/working paths between each bed). I have built 20 of them and plan to add another 20.