Simple DIY raised garden beds

I know it’s March, but for some reason it feels like summer in Colorado! It may be early, but I’ve already been bitten with the Summer bug!! 

This summer, instead of planting in the ground, I wanted to give raised garden beds a try. Raised gardening helps a lot in keeping plants warm, controling weeds and keeping higher quality soil. I created these great beds for next to nothing using free palettes, some stain and weed barriers. 


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Step 1: Search for palettes. Many places are happy to get rid of these for free. Just ask before you take. I was lucky enough to find two extra large palettes 5ftx3ft. 

Step 2: Cut out the center strips of wood to create a hollow center. 

Step 3: Stain or finish to your desired look. Palettes are made to withstand harsh conditions, so leaving them untreated is fine as well.  I used Danish oil in Dark Walnut on these.  
RUST-OLEUM 242220 Watco Quart Dark Walnut Danish Oil Wood Finish

Step 4: Staple a weed barrier cloth around the inside so that the garden bed will hold soil. 
Dewitt 4-Foot by 50-Foot 12-Year Weed Barrier Fabric 12YR450


Step 5: Plant and enjoy!! (Since it’s March, and Colorado, I will be waiting a bit before I plant, but will update when I do)

***Coming Soon- DIY Arbor, stairs and wood paths 😀 Stay tuned!***

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