*Plastic Raised Garden Beds*
27 February 2016
Like the Phoenix rising from a pile of ashes this project re-purposed a pile of surplus plastic horse fence into a useful product.
This was a neat pile of surplus fencing from a fencing company, until the dogs decided it was grand sport to dig for rodents.
Some of the posts and rails were splitting due to a defect I imagine, but most were still viable. I already had a plastic horse fence on two sides of the property and really didn't need any more. So the other day my wife and I decided to make a raised garden beds in out kitchen garden
Started by trimming the bad ends off rails and posts
Cut slots to hold the rails
Assembled the posts and rails
Top view of end posts
Screwed together with self tapping screws and plated drywall screws and added caps.
Finished beds one with 1/2" hardware cloth in bottom, darn gophers, same thing for next bed after digging holes for posts
Filled with compost, soil and manure using a "Lasagna" method of layering different materials. I was going to try the "hugelkultur"
method, but we have some subterranean termites afoot and the added rotting wood at the bottom may attract them.
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