Using H4 treated Pine sleepers from Bunnings, Workshop member Bruce built these terrific 2.4m by 4.8m garden beds that are still "going strong" after several years.
“After the frames were put in place, we purchased a couple of trailer loads of vegetable mix soil and we have supplemented that with well-broken-down compost from time to time.”
When asked about using treated pine for this build, Bruce reckons "it's not worth worrying about as far as using them to frame a vegie garden".
“I never painted or stained the frames. The only problem I've had with a couple of the sleepers is their tendency to twist and warp. Very hard to pull them back into line and the easiest way is to replace them if the twist is too severe.”
The plants are thriving and he gifts the abundance of vegetables to neighbours and friends. "The two beds are more than sufficient to provide my family with plenty of fresh vegetables."
Bunnings Workshop member LisasGarden shared these raised garden beds built by her husband using Sienna Pine sleepers from Bunnings. The timber is food safe and built tall enough to keep rabbits and their Golden Retriever Audrey out of her harvest without the need for fencing.
Bunnings Workshop member Chaks_DIY is enjoying fresh pesto and chimichurri from home-grown basil and parsley he planted in his D.I.Y. garden bed.