Raised Bed Potager
InstructionsStep 1. In the fall, cover desired garden area with a thick layer newspaper and/or cardboard to kill weeds and encourage earthworms to till the soil. Cover with mulch to keep newspaper/cardboard layer in place.Step 2. In the spring, assemble garden boxes of the desired size (4'x4' beds work great) using 2x10 untreated boards and a box of roofing nails.Step 3. Arrange beds in garden area, ...
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Category: Home & Garden
Type of item: Plant or Flower
Style: Outdoorsy, Classic, Eco-Friendly
-2x10 untreated pine boards. -box roofing nails -Roof framing brackets (not necessaray, but will add stability to the boxes.) -Garden soil -shredded pine mulch -newspaper/cardboard -fencing material
What was your inspiration?
The book, "Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholemew & the Gardenweb.com garden forum
What are you most proud of?
Beautiful layout, functional, virtually no weeds, and the plants are a lot more productive.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I would use cedar boards if I were doing this again.