Building Raised Beds – Let’s Do This!
We needed raised beds but we didn’t know how to build things. So we asked a friend to build one for us. We looked at his work and said, “we can do that!” We also knew that we couldn’t afford to pay someone else to build all of the beds that we needed.
Therefore, we did what any non-skilled people do, we googled how to build a raised bed. That may even be how you found this post. My goal is to guide you through this process so that you can be on your way to homegrown produce in a few months.
Our raised beds are 4’x8’x1′ – We have a large gopher and mole population so we put welded wire fencing on the bottom of our beds. This will keep them from eating our crops from below. The corner posts are 2′ tall to allow the bed frame to be set down into the ground and kept in place.
I have included a complete materials and tool list along with detailed instructions that anybody can follow.