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Tips for Creating Raised Bed Planters

Raised beds can be as simple as mounding up soil into a deep, wide planting area. Here are a few tips on how to garden with them.

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What Materials Should Be Used?

Anything material that retains the soil will work, from scrap concrete to lumber to railroad ties. Even composite wood is becoming more popular. Non-treated, rot-resistant lumber such as cedar works best. Pressure-treated wood is less expensive, but there is some debate around the safety of its use, especially if using the beds for edibles.

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