Hi I was just wandering how much the set up all cost it looks awesome my backyard has nothing in it my 7 year old daughter has been through some trauma so I really want to make her something I'm told it's really great for therapy and she also loves gardens it's really hard though as I don't have alot of money to spend thankyou
the approx cost of each unit is around $150
you can make it cheaper if you wish to drop the height by a sleeper
many diff ways you can approach these beds and many diff products can be used also
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No the beds are based on Hugelkulture, so basically 3/4 of the height when I first built them in branches, logs and sticks, and then back filled with composted soil from our chicken and goats and topped with Mushroom compost.
over the course of time the branches and logs will break down and add lots of goodies into the soil.
once a year when I rotate crops in them i back fill with a good soil, etc
hope this helps
@TheSaltyreefer the 2.4m post you used are they 100x100mm treated pine or are they Cypress 100x100mm?
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Shade question for you @TheSaltyreefer.
Have you had to put shading on any of the sides at all?
I have some raised beds that I'll be looking at adding a shading structure to and I'm just wondering how your vegies go with just the over head shading.
Thanks in advance.