Other Posts on Raised Beds: "Pros and Cons", "Coming Along","Dirt Cheap"!
|How can I make this work?|
|The frame w/ chicken wire|
As you can see, Jason did a lot of thinking, where we do most of our best thinking, lol! His was in the front lawn! That's just how we do things in West Virginia, lol!
To frame he used 2x4's and chicken wire. Then as you will see in the next pictures he used commercial grade weed barrier, like I used, to hold the dirt in! He also used the "Hugelkultur, link" idea as a filler in the bottom of the bed, (used wood and scrap cardboard he had around the house).
He used recycled potting dirt and dirt that was taken from his front yard when he had his new driveway poured to fill it the rest of the way up. So he had No cost in dirt! Here is a great video I found that he wants to incorporate into the next one, "Back To Eden"!
|Recycled Potting soil|
Here is his final Raised Bed! If you will look closely, you may ask, "What are those white pipes for?" Well, those are his "Food Composter/Worm feeders". You use them by putting them down in the dirt as you see, they have to have holes in them (so the worms can get in). As you get table scraps you just remove the lids, drop the scraps in and its a open buffet for your worms! You can put them in conventional garden's as well, I am sure!
Here is a link for "Worm Tubes" and an earlier post "Worms champion composter".
I think he told me he had about $50.00 in all of this. So see how easy and fun this can be. If you have anything to add or suggestions please feel free to add!
|The completed bed. With the "Worm Buffets"!|
So you have met Jason a little and Have seen one of his creation's. He and his family are wonderful people. Always have been! I will say, when you find friends like them its a wonderful thing.
“If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.” -S.E. Hilton
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