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Raised garden bed using fence palings

Sporky
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Sporky
Sporky
Established Contributor

This simple raised garden bed was made using fence palings and layered with paper, manure and soil.

 

 

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The project

 

My husband made this garden bed for me. We did a lot of research about using fence palings and ended up lining the garden bed with black plastic.

 

We also scored some free soil with the condition that we moved it ourselves, which we did, barrow by painful barrow.

 

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We layered with paper, manure, soil, and then another layer of manure and soil. We watered it in every few layers and it seems to have worked a treat.

 

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I plan on growing broccoli, beetroot, beans and peas.

 

How to build a raised garden bed

 

Grow your own garden 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

 

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How to fill a raised garden bed

 

Once you've built your raised garden bed, follow the step-by-step instructions from horticulturist Noelle Weatherley How to fill a raised garden bed

 

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 Top 10 most popular raised garden beds.

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