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building a raised bed on a concrete base



7yo, I've done this with strong patio boards for about £140 for two beds measuring:

4.5' x 4' x 2'
4.5' x 1.5 x 2'

inc. boards and soil, liner for the sides, preservative, big pieces of crock/stones and screws etc. and was fitted by my then partner. And these are both on solid concrete slabs.

I realised that the deeper and bigger the bed (well, not too big though), the better as it conserves moisture and plants have more root space. I've grown all sorts of veg from salads, toms. chard. Last few years, raspberries, but they're a bit unwieldy, so they're coming out this spring.

10 Feb, 2017

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