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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.