Raised bed designscomments (5) January 9th, 2012 in Gallery
Here are two raised beds that were built for the kitchen garden next to The Dutch House in Old New Castle, Delaware. They were constructed of cypress wood which is naturally resistant to outdoor elements so requires no treatment. It weathers to a lovely silvery grey color. Hard cut masonry nails were used as fasteners in this context of a seventeenth century home. Note the visual interest created by the diaganol arrangement of the planted rows. The beets, carrots onions and turnips especially flourished in the loose soil mix. Successive sowing througout the season kept the gardens productive until late December in this zone 7 climate.
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