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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a very nice setup
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I built them all 12" high so I can put root crops in any bed to allow full crop rotation between all beds. If you are not going to plant Spuds, Carrrots etc. then 6" high will do.

I used 16ft lenghts of 6" x 2" planks 12 in B&Q, cheapest in Dublin. When you cut the planks exactly into halves and quarters you get 4ft x 8ft beds. 4ft is the maxium width recommended as you can only reach in 2ft.

I left 2ft between the beds for walking and laid weed control fabric with gravel on top.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Lius
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Lius lovely & tidy. Mine will never look that good they will prob be like everything else in my garden a little/lot misshappen Laughing Laughing

im using scaffold planks n planning 8x4 as well

looking forward to getting them together now Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to post a photo when they are done.
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