I have planted my garden in rows most of my gardening life. This year I decided I wanted raised beds. I’m older and weeding is no fun. My thought was I can better manage my weeding time by weeding a bed a day. Sounds good, Right?
But, I didn’t want to spend my life saving on building raised beds. So I decide to recycle. I had three big sweet gum trees cut the year before and before the chain saw left the property, I had the trunks cut in 6′ and 8′ sections.
This was a fun project and the materials didn’t cost me a dime. Gotta love free chicken poop , free soil, free trees and a little sweat equity, I am quite pleased with the turn out.