Raised Bed Gardening

What is the cheapest way to make a raised bed garden? I want to garden to save money (and I also enjoy it) but I can't bend down. I would need the beds waist high. Can anyone help??? I would also like to know thrify ways to grow vegys. Thanks!

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    tashasmom1201
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    What is the cheapest way to make a raised bed garden? I want to garden

    to save money (and I also enjoy it) but I can't bend down. I would need

    the beds waist high. Can anyone help??? I would also like to know

    thrify ways to grow vegys.

    Thanks!

    Charlotte








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    Suzi McMullen
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    I haven't tried it yet. But have you seen straw gardening? You get big bales of hay. Then you plant the plants right into the straw. There is a organic compound that you put on the straw and water like crazy for a few weeks. It excellerates the breaking down of the straw. If you want you can put some dirt on top of it the straw but you don't have to. The straw sits the right height to sit a chair next to the straw. You water the straw and use fertilizer like normal. The roots grow all the way down to the ground in the straw. You have to use bedding plants for the most part unless you put a layer of dirt on top. I've seen pictures. You can use any type of plan you want as far as how to position them. The tomatoes and vining things just hang down the sides. It looks awesome!

    Suzi
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    What is the cheapest way to make a raised bed garden? I want to garden
    to save money (and I also enjoy it) but I can't bend down. I would need
    the beds waist high. Can anyone help??? I would also like to know
    thrify ways to grow vegys.
    Thanks!
    Charlotte





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    sandy miller
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    Use 5 gallon buckets.IF you have the room that is.Also you can find those plastic storage containers fairly cheap.Fill them with your compost and soil(after drilling holes in the bottom).You can put 2 tomato plants in one storage container,2 green pepper plants in one container and so on.My husband can no longer get down or stoop so we have gone to these.Works great.Watch garage sale,yard sales,etc. and you can find these sometimes.

    Sandy

    Suzi McMullen <smcmullen@kc.rr.com> wrote: <font face="Arial" size="2">I haven't tried it
    yet. But have you seen straw gardening? You get big bales of hay. Then you plant the plants right into the straw. There is a organic compound that you put on the straw and water like crazy for a few weeks. It excellerates the breaking down of the straw. If you want you can put some dirt on top of it the straw but you don't have to. The straw sits the right height to sit a chair next to the straw. You water the straw and use fertilizer like normal. The roots grow all the way down to the ground in the straw. You have to use bedding plants for the most part unless you put a layer of dirt on top. I've seen pictures. You can use any type of plan you want as far as how to position them. The tomatoes and vining things just hang down the sides. It looks awesome! <font face="Arial" size="2"> <font face="Arial" size="2">Suzi
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    What is the cheapest way to make a raised bed garden? I want to garden
    to save money (and I also enjoy it) but I can't bend down. I would need
    the beds waist high. Can anyone help??? I would also like to know
    thrify ways to grow vegys.
    Thanks!
    Charlotte

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    brown_eyed_girl375
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    I've seen them where the boxes were built with a piece of plywood

    screwed onto the bottom of the box and drainage holes drilled in.

    Then the box was placed on two sawhorses so that it was about waist

    high. That may work.



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    > What is the cheapest way to make a raised bed garden? I want to

    garden

    > to save money (and I also enjoy it) but I can't bend down. I would

    need

    > the beds waist high. Can anyone help??? I would also like to know

    > thrify ways to grow vegys.

    > Thanks!

    > Charlotte


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    Default Re: Raised Bed Gardening

    We use cement cinder blocks stacked up. Doesn't rot and doesn't leach chemicals into your garden soil. Easy to put arches up and cover with plastic to warm beds up in Spring or Extend the season in the Fall.

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    The simplest and inexpensive way to build a Raised Bed Garden is with wood. The best wood to use is Cedar and rewood. You can make the wood life longer by painting it with an oil-based wood stain. In this way you can make a life longer raised bed garden.

 

 

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