How to make a "raised up" raised vegetable bed with storage underneath .
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
- If the bed is complete then make up one bunk
-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 used an old crate to lift the bed higher from the ground to make it a better working height for me and provide more storge underneath.
-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 4: Waterproof Layer
-Lay plastic sheet on the bed
-Lay hollow fibre on top
Step 5: Porous Woven Layer
Put a layer of plastic woven sheeting on top , the water must be able to pass through into the layer below.
Step 6: Add Containers
Place boxes, containers on top and fill and sow or plant up
Vegetables grown on the raised bed
Step 7: Next Instructable
Plant protection ideas for raised veg bed