I live in a new subdivision, and they are breaking ground almost every day on a new lot. They constantly are digging up red sandstone rocks and pushing them in to a pile. Every day after work I drive by and pick up as many as I can. After a few weeks I have enough to start laying them out.

Step 1: Layout

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After I was happy with my layout, I started by laying down some large pieces of cardboard to act as a weed barrier. I started stacking the dry stacking the rocks and fitting them the best I could. The brick fence had a 3 inch gap on the bottom. I took some broken bricks from the construction site and blocked the hole

Step 2: Add Dirt

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I went down to my local landscape supply and bought 3 yards of garden soil. The cost was $30.00 a yard but is top notch for raised beds. I grabbed my wheel barrow and started shoveling. I left one side of the raised bed open and just rolled it in and dumped it out. All I’m planting in there is tomatoes, jalapenos and onions. I figured I could make a bunch of salsa. Thanks for reading and please vote


foobear (author)2013-06-06

Nice easy solution. It would be nice to see progress photos over time as the plants grow, thank you

audreyobscura (author)2013-06-03

You did a good job constructing this bed, you should put your intro image as your beautiful finished product - this will help drive more traffic to your post

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