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How to Build and Install Raised Garden Beds by Popular Mechanics: Well suited to novices, raised gardens allow you to customize the soil bed and maximize the use of space by setting plants closer together and increasing yield while decreasing water usage and crowding out weeds. The raised bed improves the warmth of the bed due to increased sun exposure, improves drainage, and best of all, saves your back! #Gardening #Raised_Beds #Popular_Mechanics

  • Ashley Odell

    I line the bottom with newspaper. It keeps weeds from growing in. You just have to replace the paper each year because it biodegrades.

  • Claire Rebillot

    Great ideas. Thanks.

  • Pritha RaySircar

    Really love this! Thanks for pinning it and thanks for the pinned conversation!

  • Virginia James

    Have my first square foot garden this year. Buy the book, it's worth it. Everything is growing so well.

  • Linda Jellison

    I need someone with woodworking and/or power tool skills to build these for me.

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Had no idea there were so many garden beds!// I've always wanted a flower bed in my backyard my interpretation would be a rose bed

Flower Bed ♥. Very cute way to use an old rustic bed frame!

Jason de Caires Taylor created this underwater sculpture park. Remarkable!

I saw thos done once with impatients, and the impatiens grew up inside the bed frame and looked like a mattress - it was a really cool effect! I also like this shade of blue in the garden.

Organic Farm Propoganda Poster: 1) I wish I had time to run an organic farm & 2) I raise chickens, they rock.

Grow Garlic From the Grocery Store.Pick out the biggest cloves for planting. The end with the flat part is the root of the garlic. Plant the cloves so they’re around 4 inches apart and their tips are covered by an inch or two of dirt.Cover them up and wait. Through the fall the clove will start to develop roots and maybe even a shoot depending on how warm your weather is.

How to Grow Ginger - Studies say ginger’s peak flavor arrives at 265 days, And if you start the ginger inside in late winter, that one root can produce four times that amount by fall! (Which I AM!) But you’ll only get this long growing season by starting your ginger indoors as a houseplant early in the year and then transplanting it in your garden in late spring, once the weather’s warmed.

What a great idea!!

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a raised garden bed. We're gonna have to do this!!

My kind of garden - well organized with easy to reach raised beds