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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:16 am    Post subject: Raised beds search Reply with quote

Hi,

I am starting a garden in my new place, and I am looking for ready made raised beds, preferable ordering on the internet and delivery at the door, I have searched some websites, but can't find anything.
Does anybody know a company that makes them?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about just getting some chunky timber ( think railway sleeper), and making some beds 8x4' in size?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We made our own this year with some wood from the hardware store.

There were instructions in a gardening magazine recently, a uk one. I'll see can I find them again. It didn't take us 20 minutes to make each, and you can make them exactly the size you want!

All we used was a jigsaw, pencil and ruler!

(and then it snowed)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I am afraid i will have to make them myself, I have just done so much DIY over the last 2 years that i wanted to give myself a treat, no rest for the wicked so.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are taking a stab at it yourself wedgetomb then have a look at these videos I have posted on the subject....... Build your own raised beds.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, that will help me, it is very clear
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you should make your own you will get more satisfaction out of it. You obvesually have the skills so go for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did it, went well at the end, made 7 raised beds, violated every rule in the book, but it looks okay, nnow i have to start the hunt for topsoil, all in good time
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wedgetomb wrote:
I did it, went well at the end, made 7 raised beds, violated every rule in the book, but it looks okay, nnow i have to start the hunt for topsoil, all in good time


Pics or it didn't happen. Laughing
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Did you use wood for the creation of your raised beds wedgetomb?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI there,

Not able to post pictures as they are on my computer, but.... there are now 8 raised beds, it is getting better and better, made of wood indeed,
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wedgetomb wrote:
HI there,

Not able to post pictures as they are on my computer, but.... there are now 8 raised beds, it is getting better and better, made of wood indeed,


Cool you've got the raised bed bug. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Missed out again http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=389&highlight=foamcutter
and now wedgetomb can't stop making them. Shocked Fair play to you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologise for the long post, but I'm starting all over again and I need to do it right this time. Rolling Eyes I've forgotten how much I enjoy gardening and between one thing and another I've managed to fall off track. I've always enjoyed visiting this site, and now am happy to be back.

My garden has been a disaster this year - it's been totally neglected. So I've decided to go the raised bed route as weeds and grass have taken over the flower bed areas.
I've some questions:
1) what stops the timber from rotting, and would a raised bed only last one season

2) what stops the weeds, grass, etc from growing up through the soil in the raised bed.

3) my garden boundary is that crap timber panels that slide down between concrete posts. There is a concrete panel of about 18inches that the timber panel sits on. If I build raised beds up past this concrete panel will the soil rot the boundary fence. I'd hate for the neighbours to have to look at damp lines on their side of the fence.

That's if for now. I have to start thinking about bulb planting next. Jeez, I love gardening... Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MargeSimpson wrote:
I apologise for the long post, but I'm starting all over again and I need to do it right this time. Rolling Eyes I've forgotten how much I enjoy gardening and between one thing and another I've managed to fall off track. I've always enjoyed visiting this site, and now am happy to be back.

My garden has been a disaster this year - it's been totally neglected. So I've decided to go the raised bed route as weeds and grass have taken over the flower bed areas.
I've some questions:
1) what stops the timber from rotting, and would a raised bed only last one season

2) what stops the weeds, grass, etc from growing up through the soil in the raised bed.

3) my garden boundary is that crap timber panels that slide down between concrete posts. There is a concrete panel of about 18inches that the timber panel sits on. If I build raised beds up past this concrete panel will the soil rot the boundary fence. I'd hate for the neighbours to have to look at damp lines on their side of the fence.


If the wood is pressure treated timber (preservative chemicals pumped in) it will last for years outdoors, even non treated wood should last about two years. If you are not growing any food in the bed then you need not worry about possible chemicals in your food.

Kill the weeds and grass beneath the raised bed by spraying off or organically by solarising, enter solarization into the search box above and I am sure it will throw up the recently posted article on it. Of course new weeds can creep in from surrounding soil which you will have to pull.

Wet soil against your 'crap timber panels' Laughing will stain and start to rot them. Nothing that cant be solved by placing a strip of waterproof plastic between soil and wood panel. Be careful not to build the soil too high as it could cause the panel to buckle.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: raised beds promote restful nights and satisfied days Reply with quote

Handy article on raised beds from last Saturdays Times, written by Joe Swift.

online at http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/gardens/article6112553.ece.

I'm a raised bed man myself. Swift makes some points about the usefulness of raised beds that never occurred to me so I thought I'd share the link?

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