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build­ing raised gar­den beds gives you lots of flex­i­bil­ity when it comes to in­stalling a veg­etable gar­den at your place. For a start, it lets you se­lect a spot which re­ceives the max­i­mum amount of sun­light, which is es­sen­tial for thriv­ing crops. Plus there are other ben­e­fits too, like be­ing able to plant into a fer­tile crop-spe­cific soil mix, as well as a whole lot less bend­ing and stoop­ing when you’re plant­ing out and har­vest­ing.

This multi-bed veg­etable gar­den was built for a restau­rant in the Hawkes­bury re­gion (so it’s on a large scale), but you can bor­row the same rus­tic bed de­sign and build just one or two to suit your own needs.

Keep a few out­door cush­ions handy and turn your raised beds into fave sit­ting spot. Hali striped out­door cush­ions in Kale, $19.95, from Har­vey Nor­man.

If you want to grow climb­ing veg­eta­bles, like beans, in­stall a trel­lis made from posts and weld mesh.

Re­cy­cled sleep­ers and cor­ru­gated iron make a bed with loads of bush charm.

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