In a small garden, space is always at a premium so here is how I have a simple idea to maximising the space.
Step 1: The wooden bed: materials
Old bunk bed (slats)
Other wood will also be required
Old plastic shower curtain
Hollow fibre stuff used for quilting
Porous woven material , I used an old tarpaulin but have used builders bulk delivery bag
Wood preserver, .
Step 2: Make up the raised bed
-Put the wooden slatts in.
-Add the slats from the second bunk bed to make a more solid table.
NB I had to remove the slats from the webbing which joined them together
-Screw the slats in position
-Paint with preservative
Step 3: Raise to the right height
-I made supports for each end of the bed to take the weight
-Remember to work out the working height which includes your containers
- If using just slats then add edging this is to keep the plastic sheet up at the edges and keep the water from draining away
Step 5: Porous woven layer
Step 6: Add containers
Vegetables grown on the raised bed