Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Raised Garden Beds or to Not Raise Garden Beds

With the recent patio construction project we ended up with over 10 yards of soil in the backyard. One idea we've been considering is whether to raise our vegetable garden bed or to leave it as is and make a new raised bed some place else.

I found a few ideas here at Gardener's Supply Company, but have a hard time justifying the use of new wood and supplies to create a raised bed. Greg and Renee at Raised-Bed-Gardening Blog mention finding free supplies through classified ads, Craigslist has been a success in having some of the excess soil removed and would likely work for supplies for the beds as well. Habitat for Humanity's Outlet Store or Second Use may both be good options, and we need to go there for some new basement doors.

What benefits do you see to creating a raised garden bed? Do you have designs that have worked well for you and are cheap or free?

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