Building a vegetable garden. Use fences to deter rabbits. Building a vegetable garden like this seriously messier than these pictures can be achieved in a couple of hours if you have the materials on hand. The soil in raised beds warms up more quickly in spring so planting can be done earlier.
Compared to untreated wood pressure treated lumber lasts longer and is available at a comparable cost. Build several garden beds in different shapes to add interest and variety to your gardening. Creosote treated wood is not a good option for vegetable raised beds.
A 12 deep bed provides ample room for most vegetable roots. For a full list of materials and tools and a set of instructions go to this link. Read the following steps to learn how to build a raised vegetable garden.
And what better reward is there for a garden well tended than a crisp carrot straight from the earth washed of course or a nice ripe tomato right from the vine. Building a raised vegetable bed can be an easy and fun weekend project. Kids will have tons of fun caring for their seedlings as they mature.
Lots of people dream of having a huge vegetable garden a sprawling site that will be big enough to grow everything they want including space hungry crops such as corn dried beans pumpkins and winter squash melons cucumbers and watermelons. Even a 100 square foot garden grown intensively can produce a steady supply of salad greens for a family. Make sure the bottom of the fence extends 6 inches under the soil to stop rabbits from digging underneath.