In my last post I mentioned 11 Things to Think About When Designing Your Raised Bed Vegetable Garden. Here are a few more ideas suggested by commenters!
- Think about a fence (From Tina). Whether for aesthetics or for function fences are good for the garden. Different fences can solve different issues. A simple wire fence may keep out the smaller garden pests like rabbits but a much taller version is needed for deer.
- Consider engineered lumber as a material (From Carol). It’s also known as composite wood and goes under a couple brand names. It’s made from recycled plastics and wood particles and lasts a long time. If I remember right it has a nearly 20 year warranty. Not bad!
- Look for salvaged materials (from Kookster). You can find salvaged or leftover bricks and materials to use for your raised beds at listing services like Craigslist and Freecycle.
Now go out build yourself a raised bed vegetable garden!