[Homestead] Raised Beds
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Fri May 1 18:07:14 EDT 2009
Rob, check out our Healthy Harvest seminar on how we raise beds for free:
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Way Out in Texas
Robert Walton wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've decided that I want to do a raised bed or two. The main reason is
> to have a place to grow salad greens, carrots, etc.
> I was thinking to make the bed now and try to get it full of soil by
> fall. I have to clean 2 years of deep bedding from my goat shed, it's
> mostly peed on hay and poop. Lots and lots of wasted hay, so it should
> not be too strong. I can mix in some soil once the bedding composts.
> For the sides, I'm looking around to see what I can use that's free. I
> have tons of pine trees. I could cut down a 12" or so thick pine and
> cut logs to make the sides. I think that it would at last 5 or 6 years
> being that thick. In that time, the soil should hold up if I needed to
> remove a log and replace it.
> I'm also going to hit up the sawmill and see if they have some cull
> cedar or other lumber that might work.
> What problems do you see with my idea for filling the bed and using
> logs as sides?
> Rob - Va
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