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Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by MountainMamaHST, Mar 10, 2013.
Ahh...that makes sense.
I can get some ones old Cedar wood fence. Will this work for raised beds?
IMHO, you could make this work. Personally I would put two boards together to thicken them up, fence pickets are real thin. If you want the beds longer than 5 or 6 ft (whatever amount of usable wood you have) I would offset the pieces by a couple inches to make them easy to attach to each other.
Thank you for your input. It sounds like a good plan.
You could use some garden fabric on the sides which is what I do. Black plastic would work too. Though I don't think you'd lose much if at all.
I would check CL for materials you could use. I've seen the blocks for free but have my beds done. I also have no truck to pick them up with. I've seen bricks too.
Certainly anything that will hold the soil will work. Mine are all done with non treated pine 2 X 6, 8, 10's whatever I can find. They're also manageable sizes for me too. You can make them however long/short , wide or deep as you want. The point is to not have to roto til.
2' X 4' or 4' X 4'
Hahaha DH volunteered to pick up my Cedar fencing. Well guess what it is going into making chicken coops and duck housing. I told him he can have it if he then finds me something to make my raised beds.
Red skin potatoes growing in 5 gallon bucket. This is our first try, I hope it works!!!
Can you explain how you did it? Do you just let a potato sprout & then cut it in chunks? I want to try this, but I don't know how.
We got regular potatoes at the store. We let them "get old" in a dark closet, when they sprouted, we put about 2 inches of potting soil, then the potatoes halved cut side down. We covered them with a combo of soil and composted rabbit poop. Watered, and this is what we got.
We found some cool videos on YouTube about this too.