deaconjones35 LSU Fan Big Schrieva Member since Sep 2009 7573 posts
re: Check out my Homemade Cedar Garden BoxesPosted by deaconjones35 on 3/8/13 at 9:10 pm to hugo
After placing the box in position, I laid newspaper down inside it to kill the grass. Covered it with about 7-8" of garden soil from Clegg's. the fence boards are 5.5" wide so that makes the height of the finished box about 11" high. I finished two today and will make a couple more tomorrow. Need more fence boards and dirt.
Very nice. I did something similar last year and built another for this spring. 4" x 8' cedar planks with 3" x 3" cypress posts (someone gave me). Filled with one part compost, one part top soil, and one part peat moss. Used this recipe last year and had more tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers that I knew what to do with. I really like the fence boxes. I will definitely be stealing that idea for this spring.