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Raised garden bed using pine sleepers

LisasGarden
Junior Contributor

Raised garden bed using pine sleepers

The next step in my veggie garden journey was raised garden beds, to kelp out Audrey our Golden and the rabbits without the need for fencing.  Hubby built them out of Sienna pine sleepers from Bunnings which are food safe . We filled the bed with compost and 2 metres of veggie soil from our local supplier.

I  planted some seedlings  a few days ago, perfect timing with this lovely rain. I planted 3 types of beans , carrots, Okinawa Spinach, strawberries and some coriander and sage. The other end has the Brassicas with some onions, coriander and sage to help repel the unwanted bugs and encourage the wanted and white pansies masquerading as butterflies (apparently white cabbage moths are territorial) Time will tell if the companion planting works. I also moved my Jostaberry and Loganberry into this bed. ๐Ÿคฃ

I pulled out the tomatoโ€™s in the small raised beds and removed the fence. This will be used now for herbs, flowers and veggies that Audrey wonโ€™t eat. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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Jason
Community Manager
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Re: Raised garden bed using pine sleepers

Great work @LisasGarden and many thanks for sharing.

 

We have a new member of our family who likes to dig and eat our plants, too. Your raised beds look fantastic and I'm sure will inspire plenty of Bunnings Workshop members. We will feature your post on our Project Gallery. Looking forward to seeing updates of your harvests. 

 

Thanks again,

 

Jason

 

 

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mich1972
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Re: Raised garden bed using pine sleepers

Sensational @LisasGarden Thi is fantastic. Enjoy your home grown edibles ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜

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LisasGarden
Junior Contributor

Re: Raised garden bed using pine sleepers

Thanks, hopefully they grow well ๐Ÿคฃ

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Raised garden bed using pine sleepers

Those are some really solid looking garden beds your husband has created there. I trust you were both very pleased with how they turned out.

 

I'll be looking at pulling out my tomatoes over the next few weeks as they appear to be just about done. Now I need to decide what I'll be planting for the next season.

 

Many thanks for sharing and providing some great inspiration to the community.

 

Mitchell

 

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LisasGarden
Junior Contributor

Raised Veggie patch Mulching

I picked up some Sugarcane mulch today with a little help from Karl Lagerfeld @cocochanelandkarl Last time with the barrels I used  Lucerne Mulch. The Sugarcane is a bit easier to work with around the small seedlings and also more value for money. Had to get some Catgrass of course for Karl too ๐Ÿคฃ

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Raised Veggie patch Mulching

Sugarcane is my go-to for mulching veggies @LisasGarden. I find a nice thick layer holds in so much moisture and stops the soil from drying out too quickly.

 

I must say Karl looks very pleased with your cat grass purchase.

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Mitchell

 

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