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Re: Raised Beds for Your Garden: Framing Materials

I found a slightly damaged section of prefab dog-eared fencing at my local hardware store. They sold it for half-off.

I cut the 6' x 8' section into thirds, leaving 2 foot high walls, then cut one of the thirds in half. Re-inforced where needed, lined the now 4 x 8 foot box with plastic, then filled it with sphagnum, potting and manure. Weaved in a soaker hose on a timer, which connects through the damaged board, covered the dirt with weed-stop. Now I don't have to bend over nearly so far to tend it.

I think the whole plot cost me around $50, but I had to haul a lot of bags into the backyard of my subdivision.