Irises forum: Raised bed

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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Jul 19, 2017 7:45 PM CST
When i go to do my raised beds, im thinking of doing ones like in the picture I took this afternoon.

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Whats good, if you do it righf, the soil you use, could easily be transfered when you move the beds and the beds are easy to reconfigure and move. You can adjust the hight easily as well.
Name: Barbara
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iciris
Jul 19, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Looks good Richard. I saw those corner bricks at our local Home Depot the other day. Thumbs up
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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Jul 19, 2017 8:04 PM CST
Thats where i saw them. Makes it easy to do raised beds.
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
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Polymerous
Jul 19, 2017 11:17 PM CST
Interesting approach, and a lot more flexible than the boards-nailed-together approach that I have for my seedling beds. Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 20, 2017 3:47 AM CST
I recently learned that if you take a torch and burn the parts of the boards that will be touching the soil that it preserves it really well against rotting. I guess you have to burn it pretty good, like an 1/8 inch of chard wood. When I think of it, as a kid there were burned stumps in our pasture that were from trees that burned many years ago. They never rotted away.
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Jul 20, 2017 6:14 AM CST
They use "charcoal" both as a '"filtering agent" AND because of it's anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. So, it makes sense to me , Tom Shrug! !
Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Jul 20, 2017 6:46 AM CST
Polymerous, with the blocks it looks like you can have alot of flexability with the beds and configure them in maanynways. Also, we wouls just be limited by the space we have to work with and board lengths.
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Jul 20, 2017 12:54 PM CST
I like those corner blocks. Great idea.
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Name: Richard
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creativeclover
Jul 20, 2017 1:39 PM CST
Whoever came up with them had a good idea.
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