Marilyn Paris wrote:I make raised beds with normal sides because I have to. I have sticky, yellow clay full of rocks and digging just isn't possible. My ground doesn't perk. Well, it does where I have been improving it for several years. The worms have done all the tilling. My raised beds are the ugliest of all but ever so practical. I can make one in 30 seconds. Before I tell you what I do now, in the beginning I bought cedar wood and built them to the tune of $35 per 3 X 3 feet. They say cedar will last 40 years so I figured the cost was worth it. I won't have to make new ones until I'm 100 years old. I want a smaller 3 foot wide bed so I can reach across from one side. I want to grow lots more garlic on a more commercial scale so I need a lot more raised beds.
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Lif Strand wrote:I like this idea very much! I'm wondering what you and others do to prevent gophers and other underground critters from coming in from the bottom and rabbits and other above-ground critters from coming in from the top?
how long do they usually last for you? TSC near me said i can have all i want. i too have back issues.
steve bossie wrote:
Chris rain wrote:I'll post my solution to free borders for raised beds:
Chris rain wrote:They are nice to sit on too. Plenty of sitting space all around to sit and harvest lettuce.
Sometimes, I wonder if the next person that lives here, if we ever move, will appreciate these as much as I do!