[gardeners] Raised beds

Allen Breland (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 02 Jun 1999 09:17:56 -0500

My name is Allen and I live in SW Louisiana. This is my second year of  
growing vegies. I just recently made several raised beds using landscape
timbers. I find they are inexpensive @ approx. $2.00/8ft length. However
cutting them to fit your space can be a bit difficult unless you have a
4" or larger power saw blade ( I used a 12" miter saw which worked
well). The timbers here are pressure treated so they last several years.
I also would like some information about planting and growing fall
potates for this region (zone 9) in raised beds. I have a rather small
yard and must utilize every inch of space.