free, fast and eco-friendly vegetable or flower bed
when I’m gardening, these are my principles: eco-friendly (reduce, reuse, recycle), fun and low-cost.
and this project is all of the above. it’s not even low-cost, it’s free!
most likely you have everything you need in or around your house already.
YOU WILL NEED:
- a spade
- a saw
- drift wood or other wood scraps lying around
- something to measure with, it can be as simple as a stick.
find a location in your garden that has the required hours of sun/shade that your plant need. (just read the packet guidelines.)
measure up where, how big and how deep you want the bed to be. put a stick in every corner of your bed.
it’s time get your spade and start digging. start around the edges and move inwards. when you have lifted and turned the soil in the entire bed, you need to remove all the roots and other things you don’t need or want in your bed.
no matter what the original surface are, you need to dig up and turn the soil. also add fertilizer or compost, what ever you use, make sure it’s organic.
the boarders around the bed, can be of any material. for this project I have used old wooden planks.
measure all the sides of your bed and start sawing. one or multiple pieces for each side of the bed.
dig so that the planks fit and support with hard packed soil.
soil is turned. ready to measure the planks.
in the making: bed boarders
I like the rustic look of the wooden planks. it’s a free and natural material, and blends in in most gardens.
made another one. instead of making on big one
I made two small ones, I think smarter to have space to walk and work in between.
I have two varieties of carrots, cucumber and salad leaves
planned for the two beds. both carrots and cucumbers need space, so we might need
to make another one.
every boarder or flower stand in our garden
is made of free and eco-friendly materials.
bed edging for the herbs made of bricks.
entrance to our garden made of bricks and wooden scraps.
you can create patterns of bricks or wood.
one flower bed. a mix of planks and bricks.
this is my favorite flower bed, and the smallest one. I’ve put bicks in a half circle around a beam.
assistant gardener, anakin skywalker.