Raised Garden Beds

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Project by Pallirondack posted 523 days ago 1722 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a member of Lumberjocks and after posting this project there, someone suggested I post it here, too. I make a variety of furniture, mostly rustic outdoor/deck stuff, from reclaimed pallet wood. My family and I just moved into a new home and I promised my wife at least three, maybe four, raised garden beds. She is planning to supplement our monthly groceries with food we grow ourselves.

I have had the good fortune of finding some rather long pallets, so I was able to use the long runners to create the raised beds shown here. My son and I completed this in about 2.5 hours. We have cardboard inside that will help smother the grass and weeds from growing up from underneath. Someone suggested using weedblock netting, but I think the cardboard better suits my “reuse” theme for the beds.

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 522 days ago

These are wonderful.
The cardboard barrier is definitely a good plan – it will break down after doing its job and the grass/weeds won’t make it up through the soil that you will be adding.

And in just 2.5 hours??? Impressive

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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hardiness zone 8b

posted 522 days ago

Very nice….we love reclaiming and reusing.

-- JTC

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 520 days ago

They look fantastic. What great results for a few hours work!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 520 days ago

Those look wonderful! Wish you lived closer, I’d hire you to build me some. LOL

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 520 days ago

I can travel…lol….but I’m sure the expenses would be huge. ;-)

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posted 342 days ago

Great job.
Maybe you, your wife and your son can each plant in a bed to see who will have good harvest

Some non-woven cloth to line inside also good


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posted 210 days ago

If you are having plenty of Lumber or existing wooden pallets, you can utilize for garden decorations. Heat Treated Pallets are even better, because it wont accept the moisture .

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