We have been slowly dismantling the huge 4 foot wide by 10 ft long ground level garden beds I built a couple of years ago. I always had a problem with grass creeping in and the thin pine 1×8″ boards eventually eroding from the weather and moisture. Sometimes, saving money on product isnt always the way to go.
Our excellent soil has been moved into half barrels which now house all sorts of things like blueberries, strawberries, garlic, and more. Everything growing in the barrels now are thriving. We decided to get more veggies going again this year and wanted to build some simple redwood raised garden boxes that we could put alongside the fences.
The box was easy to make and only took about 30 minutes. I ended up making two of these. I built them as 6 feet long by 2 feet wide. I had planned to buy some 12 ft pieces and cut them in half, but the lumber store had 6 ft pieces precut. Here is the item list:
8pc – 6′ long 2×6 redwood
1pc – 8′ long 4×4 redwood
Two of the 6′ pieces were cut into thirds for the ends, while the 4×4 was cut into quarters. I left the posts sticking up in case we want to expand upward.