Veggie & Cutting (1 of 6): For this enthusiastic vegetable and cut-flower gardener, it was time to expand what could be grown in raised beds.
The first step was new raised beds themselves. Here's one of the new ones: four feet wide by ten feet long; eighteen inches high with a ledge for sitting and kneeling, let alone resting the handtools and the glass of ice tea.
The outside is untreated Alaskan cedar, which will weather naturally. The black internal members are a wood composite, Trex, which doesn't decay even when, as here, it's buried in rich soil year after year.
Rigid foam insulation will be cut to fit against the inside faces of the Alaskan cedar, to protect it from the wet soil. These boxes will last many many years.