Growing your own food is a simple solution to numerous health and environmental problems. Whether you are growing a single tomato plant or have a large backyard garden, growing your own food saves you money, too!
And if growing your own produce is a healthy way to cut on food cost, building your own raised garden bed is a perfect start!
However you will find that through years of gardening, you’ll have to replace end boards of your raised bed due to rotting.
These corner braces made from concrete is the solution. This will make your raised bed a more permanent installation as the corner brace are no longer susceptible to rotting.
This project will require very little investment in terms of time, money and effort. All of the materials you will need are available in your local hardware. You can also alter the dimension to fit your needs. Overall it increases the lifespan of your raised garden bed, lessens maintenance, and allows you to grow more produce. Here’s what you’ll need…
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You’ll need these materials:
- 2×8’s Lumber
- ¼” Plywood
- Wire Mesh (Rabbit Wire)
- Ready Mix Concrete
- Vegetable Oil
- 5/16” Bolts
- ½” PVC Pipes
- Drywall Screws
And these tools:
- Tub/Wheelbarrow for mixing concrete
- Wire Cutter
- Paint Brush
Create a mould out of 1/4″ plywood and 1×6 lumber, and assemble it using drywall screws for easy dis-assembly later on when the concrete has dried.
Note that there are two holes on each side of the mould. This is where the bolts will go which will hold the 1/2″ diameter PVC pipes.
A rabbit wire mesh should be enough for concrete reinforcement.
Pour in your ready mix concrete and let it set for at least 48 hours.
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