All Things Gardening forum: Scrounging to make raised bed borders

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Name: UrbanWild
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UrbanWild
Aug 30, 2017 7:56 AM CST
Thus far I scrounged to make raised bed borders. A combo of discarded red cedar fenceposts and concrete blocks made the first several. A few months back I got 8 pieces of white plastic lumber that I think was sold as privacy fence. They are about 1.5"x7"x7'. Cost me a buck a stick.

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But, I don't have anything shorter to make bed ends. I noticed with great interest this youtube video:

https://youtu.be/wr0rBf5ntnc

Has anyone seen a source for those ends and sides? I have enough to do 4 short beds, or 2 the way the video suggests.

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Weedwhacker
Aug 30, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Urbanwild, since you already have the boards, I'm thinking you're looking for a source for the corners they used in the video?

These aren't the same, but these blocks from Home Depot might work for you:
https://garden.org/thread/view...

You might also check Gardener's Supply ( http://www.gardeners.com/ ) -- they carry a lot of raised bed supplies.
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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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UrbanWild
Sep 3, 2017 11:40 PM CST
Yes...just need corners. I also have a fair number i of thinner plastic (but solid) privacy fence planks. Thought about slapping two together and reusing those. Those block corners look like they might fit the bill. I will have to measure to see if I would still have mower clearance. Thanks!
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

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