Maybe you've been given some garden boxes, maybe you have recycled wood, rocks or other edging to use, or possibly you want to define your garden areas.
Now you decide is the time for building a raised bed vegetable garden.
All the information you need to know can be read here Raised Vegetable Garden.
Whereas THIS page gives you a mix of photos and ideas that other gardeners have used... raising your hopes that you can build your own raised garden too!
First, some larger scale ideas if you have the space. Look at these tried and tested successes...
For smaller gardens and those that are neat'n tidy, here are some ideas that might cut the mustard for you... speaking of which, here's a raised garden bath with mustard cress growing in it.
Helpers and pupils of Richmond High School construct 6 wooden planter beds. Each wooden bed spans 32 feet in length, 4 feet across, and nearly 2 feet deep!
These are ultra neat and tidy, although I tend to think that boxes like this are an example of huge resources used when once a big garden used to be on the ground
But if you only have a small area, or it's on concrete or stony ground, then some nice neat garden boxes are an excellent way to enclose your garden.
Here's a good sturdy home vegetable garden that does the trick nicely.
Another way to edge a slightly raised bed. These stones keep in the soil and define the garden.
And these even larger stones have been cemented in place to make an attractive raised garden.
Super tidy and built to last raised brick garden.
An old wheelbarrow past its usefulness as a workhorse, is now used as a seed tray. Lawn clippings are being put on as mulch.
Don't forget to check out this main page with all the tidbits you'll need to know on Raised Vegetable Gardens
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Using wood chips on our raised garden bed
We scavanged some wood chips to keep birds and weeds at bay. Our spinach plants are doing just nicely!
Muscle carrot growing in raised garden
In our raised garden bed (constructed of bricks) we planted carrots. One of the seeds somehow fell between the bricks and grew. It's amazing that its even …