Constructing Raised Beds (DIY Project Download)

How to construct and what size to make Raised Deep Beds for vegetable growing from horticulture writer John Harrison. Constructing a raised bed out of railway sleepers is amazingly straightforward. Think lego or wooden building blocks. Very quick & simple, with very little tools needed. Raised beds reduce soil compaction, create good drainage, and provide a clearly defined area in which to improve soil. There are many creative ways of constructing raised garden beds that improve the landscape of your congregational property.

constructing raised beds 2A group of half barrels can make a convenient raised bed for use on a patio (Figure 3). For a consistent look, match materials to those used elsewhere in the landscape. There are several methods and materials for making a raised vegetable bed. Your choice will depend on your desire for how easy you want the project to be, your budget, and whether you have any design considerations, or making it fit in with anything–for example, if you have some rock walls in the area, you might want to match those. Raised beds allow Paul James to garden on high ground to avoid flooding. From the experts at

This page and video shows how I have been constructing raised bed gardens for my patio area in order to grow the most food. Critical things to know before starting raised bed construction, including how to reinforce the corners and what materials to avoid. Our DIY raised beds are still growing strong and we’ve added a few more over the years.

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Constructing Raised Bed Gardens