Thursday, March 11, 2010

Raised Bed Workshop

I will be out in the garden on Saturday, March 20th at 12pm to assist anyone who wants to build a raised bed.

There's lot's of ways to build both, but if you need some guidance, here is a list of materials to purchase for a very simple design.

* please not that some of these items have been updated from the last post

Raised bed:

  • two 4' long pieces of 2"x6" 2'x8' or 2"x12" untreated wood. ( treated wood is highly inadvisable because it releases toxic chemicals into the food you are growing)
  • two 6' long pieces of 2"x6" 2x 6" or 2"x 12" untreated wood
  • four large "L" shaped brackets and screws
  • Box of 3-1/8" nails
  • Hammer

Mini-Hoop House

  • three 6' or 10' long 1/2" PVC pipes
  • 12 pipe mounting brackets ( must fit your pvc pipes) and screws
  • enough clear plastic drop cloth or hoophouse cover to fit over your hoops( let me know if you are interested on going in on a roll together)
  • giant binder clips (not found at hardware stores)

Other useful Materials
  • a power drill if you have one - I'm bringing one, but it would be nice to have more than one.
  • a level

That's it. Easy as pie! If you have any questions about this feel free to email me. If you bring this list to the hardware store they can probably help you pick up everything you need.

Also check out these links for ideas

Hoop Houses:

this one give you a picture of the pipe brackets that I mentioned in the list

Raised Beds:

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