Re: [gardeners] Raised beds

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 00:59:49 -0400

>>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
> Another fairly easy choice is a skilsaw (circular saw). It will only cut
>half of the timber with each pass but you can flip it over and cut it
>again. We got much neater results with this than the chainsaw. Cutting good
>miters with it is a bear though.
> First fire flies this week!! Summer is finally here.
>Matt Trahan
>northestern North Carolina, USDA zone 8, Sunset zone 31

Hi Matt!  We cut through the 4x4's with a skill saw too, buy turning it over
making a second pass like you do.  It works for us.
I kept meaning to tell everyone that we were having fire flies here too for
past couple of weeks, but kept forgetting.  Somehow or other I barely
seem to have time to read the mail, much less reply to it.
Hope this finds every one well.

Coastal Carolina
USDA zone 8; AHS Heat zone 8; Sunset zone 31