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How do I build a raised vegetable garden

donna
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How do I build a raised vegetable garden

 
Community Manager Jason
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Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

Welcome to Workshop @donna. It's great to have you join the community. I hope you find plenty of great information, ideas and advice and I'm looking forward to reading about your plans and projects.

 

A raised vegie garden is a great project. I'm sure there will be many community members keen to assist.

 

Here's a few posts that should inspire:

 

 

 

 

The following Bunnings D.I.Y. videos should also be a great help. 

 

Jason

 

 

 

 

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greygardener
Super Contributor

Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

Hi @donna,

 

What materials were you planning to use for the raised garden bed? Do you have good DIY skills to build something from scratch or would you prefer to buy a simple kit? There are lots of options to explore. And then you get to the fun part of getting the soil ready and planting.

Dale
Established Contributor

Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

Hi @donna.

I use old fruit picking bins for my garden beds. Put casters on the bottom and they become mobile too.
timjeffries
Established Contributor

Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

There are so many options available to you @donna. Do you have a sense of what you would like to use it for? That might point you in the right direction for how big it needs to be, what materials to use, etc.
Wayne
Super Contributor

Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

I made 3 garden beds from sleepers I had cut to size (at Bunnings) 2 are 1800mm x 900mm and the middle one is 1800mm x 1200mm.
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It is hard to see them here they are nestled in amongst the Agapanthus.
One thing I will say is that they require a lot of soil, I used a mix of bagged compost and potting soil and numerous bags of each!

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bluebec
Junior Contributor

Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

I didn't make my own, I bought them from a water tank supplier. I only didn't make them because I didn't have the tools. If I did it again, I would definitely make them, purchasing or borrowing the tools would be cheaper than buying all the beds.

The hardest bit is filling them up with soil, because you need quite a lot of it. I first used a mixture of sugar cane mulch, pea straw and purchased compost/garden soil. Then I found out that onions and garlic don't like peas - so that didn't go so well. ALso, carrots prefer more soil than I'd given them to grow in. Over the next 5 years I gradually filled them up with a mixture of my own compost and store bought compost/garden soil. This means I get lots of little tomatoes and pumpkins sprouting because my compost is full of seeds from the things we've eaten, which clearly haven't broken down fully.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How do I build a raised vegetable garden

Hi @donna,

 

Great to see that you got such fantastic suggestions from Workshop community members. I trust you found their advice useful. Please let us know how you go with the project.

 

Jason

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