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Raised garden bed using Pine sleepers

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This easy raised garden bed was built using Pine sleepers and the Whites Retain-iT range.



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The project


I built this raised garden bed using treated Pine sleepers and the Whites Retain-iT range for the posts. I used galvanised angle brackets to attach the side sleepers to the existing retaining wall.


I filled with garden soil and pea straw mulch and planted herbs.




I dug up the existing grass for this project. In hindsight, it wasn’t really warranted as I ended up planting only teeny-weeny herbs, so there is no way their roots will make it all the way down to 60cm and beyond. 


How to build a raised garden bed


Grow your own herbs in raised garden beds by following this step-by-step guide to building a raised garden bed by Horticulturist and Workshop member Adam Woodhams.


For beginners, Adam has also shared a step-by-step guide to building a simple raised bed, while MitchellMc shared how to build a raised garden bed using pallets




More garden bed projects


A raised garden bed can help improve the quality and quantity of home-grown fruit and vegetables. Find great ideas for your D.I.Y. raised garden bed in our 7 ways to build a raised garden bed and Top 10 most popular raised garden beds.

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