Fall/early spring is the great time to set up your garden space and build new raised garden beds whether to expand your garden or start a new one. In this short video I will share with you an easy way to build raised garden beds using no tools and doing it on the budget.
Used 3 untreated wood boards that are 2×12×16 (2 boards cut in half and 1 cut into 4 equal pieces. All boards were cut at the store). And used 16 tan planter wall blocks. This will give you 2 raised garden beds that are 4×8 and 12 inches tall.
The plastic was completely removed before installation of the raised beds. Landscape fabric was installed around the raised beds and in between them. There is no landscape fabric on the bottom of the raised beds. I cut it out. I put cardboard on the bottom of the raised beds right on top of the soil, then filled the beds with a blend of compost and landscape soil. The cardboard will keep the weeds from growing through in case there were some that may have not died when I had the whole area under plastic. The cardboard will break down over time and will enrich the soil in the beds.
***This project was done in the fall of 2020 and the prices shown in this video were current for Raleigh, NC area during that time. The prices for wood boards went up since then, unfortunately. However, generally speaking, this still remains to be the budget friendly option.
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