Raised Garden Beds

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Project by Pallirondack posted 02-16-2013 03:01 AM 7476 views 2 times favorited 8 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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posted 02-16-2013 05:37 AM

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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posted 02-16-2013 03:00 PM

Very nice….we love reclaiming and reusing.

-- JTC

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posted 02-18-2013 05:11 AM

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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posted 02-18-2013 10:39 AM

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 02-18-2013 12:57 PM

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

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posted 08-15-2013 06:48 AM

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 12-26-2013 04:35 AM

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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posted 09-27-2015 06:59 AM

Maybe those unused old woods that piled up on your garage can be perfect t use to this.. Try to become more creative and grow your own vegie garden,, be preppers.

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