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I'm Leila. I love to make food. My recipes are fresh & simple but only because I'm lazy.

 

How to Build a Raised Bed (The Blonde Way)

How to Build a Raised Bed (The Blonde Way)

We are going to build a raised garden bed. It's so easy, that even a blonde can do it. 

It is going to be 4'x8.' 4 feet so we can easily reach everything in our garden.

Tools Needed:

  • Drill, with a phillips head
  • Mallet
  • Hammer 

Supplies Needed:

  • (3) 2x10x8 Boards. One board needs to be cut in half, don't worry, they'll do it for you where you buy your lumber.
  • (12) 2 1/2" Coated exterior screws
  • (4) Fasteners (they're brace thingies)
  • (24) 1" Galvanized roofing nails (because they have big heads)

Lay out your boards in the shape of the bed. Make sure your corner is flush. You can use a mallet to pound it nice and tight.

You're going to screw in 3 screws for every corner. 

You're going to screw in 3 screws for every corner. 

Tap your screw with a hammer or mallet.

Tap your screw with a hammer or mallet.

Drill in each screw. Make certain there is not a gap between the boards.

Drill in each screw. Make certain there is not a gap between the boards.

Good, now repeat for each corner. 

STOP! Don't forget that if the 4' board is in the inside (or outside) of the (2) 8' boards then it's going to need to be the same way on the other end too.

A blonde ALWAYS forgets this "tip" and has to unscrew and start again! 

Now that your box is built. We are going to attach the fasteners to the inside of each corner, with our roofing nails, for added support.

Now that your box is built. We are going to attach the fasteners to the inside of each corner, with our roofing nails, for added support.

Done. Now wasn't that easy? 

If your box is 10" deep it's recommended to have 1 square yard soil/compost, which is 27 cubic feet. If you have a little less than that it should be fine. Most people like a 50/50 ratio of soil to compost.

Happy planting!

 

 

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