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Tutorial: Easy-Peasy Raised Beds

By fiwit
October 28, 2013

When I first moved into my house, I diligently dug flower beds by de-turfing the 20-year-old Zoysia grass and tilling up the red Georgia clay. Then one day I realized I could simply build raised beds, and it cut my bed-creation time in half. I can now build an 8ft by 16ft raised bed in about a day, and here's how I do it:

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Name: Mariah McNail
Farmington, MO (Zone 6a)
Nov 2, 2013 2:48 PM CST
I just started my own 4 x 4 beds (2 of them) and am doing this now. Want to plant them this spring. Inspired by Dave's article and Ruth Stout's work. Acorn
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Brilliant! Good luck! Thumbs up Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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