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DIY Raised Vegetable Bed & Planting Plans

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Compact raised beds are the easiest and productive way to have a colorful, productive food garden in a small space.

Here are step­-by­step instructions for building your own small raised bed created by our Garden Manager Lindsay Del Carlo, along with her planting guide for a continuous kitchen garden all season long. We will also build this bed at the trial garden and keep you posted via video so we can all compare notes!

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Materials & Cut List:

  • 7, 2x4x10 lumber (redwood, cedar or wood alternative like Trex are best, these are most rot resistant and long lasting. DO NOT USE PRESSURE TREATED WOOD for edible plants)
  • 2.5 inch self-tapping deck screws
  • 4 ft. x 6 ft. 3 inch sheet of galvanized hardware cloth
  • 20 cubic feet of planting mix for vegetables. (About 14, 1.5 c. ft. bags)
  • Large box of All-purpose granular vegetable fertilizer – Organic or conventional
  • Using 6 of the 2x4x10 lumber, cut so you have 6 – 4 ft. lengths, and 6 - 6 ft. lengths for the walls 
  • Using 1 of the 2x4x10 lumber, cut so you have 10 – 10.5 inch lengths to join the walls and corner

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Tools:

  • Measuring tape 
  • Safety glasses 
  • Screw gun and bits (Hammer and nails are an alternative, but a screw gun makes the job much faster and easier.) 
  • Staple gun and staples (1 box of 9/16” staples) 
  • Wood clamps with at least a 12 inch opening 
  • Hand saw or electric circular saw 
  • Saw horses, or sturdy, flat surface for cutting wood 
  • Metal cutting snips 
  • Shovel Digging fork 
  • Bow Rake

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    Images of 6 heads of lettuce growing in garden rows - Renee's Garden

    Spring Planting Plan

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    Image of two zucchinis growing off the base of the plant - Renee's Garden
    Summer Planting Plan

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    For more planting plans: Renees Kitchen Garden Designs

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    Materials & Cut List:

    • 7, 2x4x10 lumber (redwood, cedar or wood alternative like Trex are best, these are most rot resistant and long lasting. DO NOT USE PRESSURE TREATED WOOD for edible plants)
    • 2.5 inch self-tapping deck screws
    • 4 ft. x 6 ft. 3 inch sheet of galvanized hardware cloth
    • 20 cubic feet of planting mix for vegetables. (About 14, 1.5 c. ft. bags)
    • Large box of All-purpose granular vegetable fertilizer – Organic or conventional
    • Using 6 of the 2x4x10 lumber, cut so you have 6 – 4 ft. lengths, and 6 - 6 ft. lengths for the walls 
    • Using 1 of the 2x4x10 lumber, cut so you have 10 – 10.5 inch lengths to join the walls and corner

    LEFT COLUMN CONTENT ABOVE HERE

    RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT BELOW HERE 

    Tools:

    • Measuring tape 
    • Safety glasses 
    • Screw gun and bits (Hammer and nails are an alternative, but a screw gun makes the job much faster and easier.) 
    • Staple gun and staples (1 box of 9/16” staples) 
    • Wood clamps with at least a 12 inch opening 
    • Hand saw or electric circular saw 
    • Saw horses, or sturdy, flat surface for cutting wood 
    • Metal cutting snips 
    • Shovel Digging fork 
    • Bow Rake

    RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT ABOVE HERE

     

      Click For Construction Plans

      LEFT COLUMN CONTENT BELOW HERE

      Images of 6 heads of lettuce growing in garden rows - Renee's Garden

      Spring Planting Plan

      LEFT COLUMN CONTENT ABOVE HERE

      RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT BELOW HERE

      Image of two zucchinis growing off the base of the plant - Renee's Garden
      Summer Planting Plan

      RIGHT COLUMN CONTENT ABOVE HERE

       

      For more planting plans: Renees Kitchen Garden Designs

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