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    Our DIY raised garden beds...from fence boards

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    I am so happy with how these turned out!!





    This of course was all of DH's handiwork. We are going to have 4 total...the last 2 will be about 6" high but the same style.
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    Looks nice, what are you planning to grow? Are they Cedar boards?
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    Looks nice, what are you planning to grow? Are they Cedar boards?
    Yes they are. Lowes had a great deal on them so we just couldn't pass it up.

    Since we decided to expand to 4 beds I have more room to plant so we are doing pole beans, cucumbers, spinach, lettuce, carrots, bell peppers, jalapeños, broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, okra, honeydew, cantaloupe, eggplant, 3 varieties of tomatoes, and peanuts. And then I am doing some potted herbs as well.
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    Very cool. The wood isn't treated is it?





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    You can keep the okra--never have found a way that tastes good to me and the honeydew and peanuts (allergic) but the rest sounds wonderful. I hope to have a bit of a garden myself this year. May be just a small one but I'm thinking some onion, cilantro and tomato would be good. We eat a lot of salsa and I think it would be nice to make my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaRocks View Post
    Very cool. The wood isn't treated is it?
    No it is not

    Quote Originally Posted by kaaau View Post
    You can keep the okra--never have found a way that tastes good to me and the honeydew and peanuts (allergic) but the rest sounds wonderful. I hope to have a bit of a garden myself this year. May be just a small one but I'm thinking some onion, cilantro and tomato would be good. We eat a lot of salsa and I think it would be nice to make my own.
    oh man I LOVE fried okra...it is heaven!

    A salsa garden sounds like such a good idea. Maybe even add a hot pepper plant like jalapeños so that you can give the salsa a kick. And if you grow those and a little thing of spinach or lettuce you would have all the fixings for tacos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetepDoc View Post
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    oh man I LOVE fried okra...it is heaven!

    A salsa garden sounds like such a good idea. Maybe even add a hot pepper plant like jalapeños so that you can give the salsa a kick. And if you grow those and a little thing of spinach or lettuce you would have all the fixings for tacos!
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    That is true. It will all depend on the weather this year. I'll be moving to Alabama again and the weather may get to hot before I can plant them this year--But I may try it anyway. Perhaps a container garden this year and put it on the patio to combat the heat. May plant some radishes as well. They are a nice snack with a little olive oil and sea salt.
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    Those look awesome
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    Nice!!



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    Those look great! I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to have garden boxes like that so I could grow our own veggies.



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