How One Family Built a Raised Vegetable Garden for Less than $200

| 3/17/2015 10:14:00 AM

Tags: Jennifer Tuohy, Home Depot, South Carolina, raised beds,

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When my family moved into our new home the first thing we did-before the ink was even dry on the contract-was plan our vegetable garden. We were so excited to finally have enough space to grow a proper garden. The combination of the financial and health benefits of growing our own vegetables, and the fabulous opportunity to ingrain in our young children a love of the outdoors and desire to care for and grow their own food, was irresistible.

Here's a step-by-step guide to how we built our paved, raised vegetable garden for $197.


Step One: Build A Box

The base of our raised vegetable garden is made up of three simple boxes, each 4 feet wide and 10 feet long. We decided on a 4-foot width to give us an arm's reach into the bed from either side, so we won't have to walk into the bed.

To build our boxes we needed the following items for each box (we built three in total):

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Raised Beds for Less Than $200. Very similar to ours except: We did not use pressure treated 4x4 to reinforce our courners. No PT wood! We used eucalyptus mulch instead of brick pavers. We spent more on soil mix.

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