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It's gardening season. Time for raised beds. I made these this a week ago. Feel free to steal my ideas!
 
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Thanks for the great video.  Gave me lots of food for thought...especially the boiled linseed oil
 
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Newbie here. Why is the cardboard under the wire instead of on top?
 
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I was very concerned until I saw you added the triangular piece at the bottom.  I have made the mistake of not having it!  I love the linseed oil tip and your use of a doily and tub in lieu of a wheelbarrow.
 
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Tera Hufstader wrote:Newbie here. Why is the cardboard under the wire instead of on top?


Not sure it's necessary at all. Cardboard always seems like a good idea until you consider modern paper products are chock full of glues, inks, plastics, and other ick which you would not want absorbed by your yummy food. Any kind of natural wood product (sticks, bark, rotting wood) I think will work better for your plants for soil building and water retention.

The linseed oil is a nice touch though; easy and will add years to the lifespan.
 
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Tera Hufstader wrote:Newbie here. Why is the cardboard under the wire instead of on top?

I could have put the cardboard on top too, but I felt the gopher wire would hold it in place a little better.
 
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