Making a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

May 31, 2009

Raised Veggie Garden - lined boxes and washing machine tub plantersHow I made a raised garden out of cardboard boxes, a tub from an old washer and some lumber on top of my driveway. I had to haul in a pick-up load of dirt. Then I build a 4x6 foot box. I have 12 tomatoes, 10 potatoes, strawberries, corn, squash, watermelons, sweet peas, onions and cucumbers. There is also one hanging tomato I wanted to try.


The potatoes are in Eggo boxes lined with garbage bags. The white cylinder is an old window shade to encase the tomatoes. Trying to keep the birds and squirrels out. The silver metal tub is the inside of an old washing machine.

By Leonard from Moorpark, CA

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Here is another picture of Leonard's garden. Tomatoes coming along just great. Some green ones are perfect for fried Green Tomatoes....yum. But I'll wait so we can enjoy the ripe ones first. Later this winter we may have some green ones to fry. GG Vi

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May 10, 2016

I want to build a raised vegetable box in my yard, but have dogs next door and because my yard runs on an angle all their urine runs through my yard. Will my vegetables be afflicted by that? How do I get rid of the smell?


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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

A raised bed should help protect your veg from most of that. Maybe you could also find a way to put up some kind of barrier between your neighbor's peey dogs and your yard, like a plastic fence.

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Put chicken wire around plants. You can put netting on top to keep out birds.

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May 28, 2009

Hubby started his raised veggie garden. Since we don't have enough sun or DIRT to do a big garden, here is his way to help fight food costs.

Veggies In A Raised Garden Bed

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