Tuesday 10 October 2017

A Poly-tunnel Raised Bed Made For Absolutely Nothing.


I made a raised bed for my polytunnel on Sunday.  It cost me the grand sum of nothing.  Yes folks, nowt!


Seeing that its you.  I will tell you how I did maketh this wonderful construction.  Get one door frame from a skip or if you're Blue Peter: "Here's one I made earlier."  I got ours from the farmhouse renovations we had done this summer.  

Then I did carry it to the poly-tunnel and lay it prostrate on the ground.  Then I filled it with fym (cow poo) with my trusty wheel barrow and four prong pike.  The great thing about it being open at one end.  I could drive (push) my wheelbarrow into the raised bed area.  Then I looked around the smallholding and found two lonesome standard concrete building blocks.  So I carried them one at a time and lay them at the opening.  The gap in the middle will be good for drainage and we can place weeding buckets etc...  

I am very pleased with my efforts and once again it goes to show you don't need to spend much (or even any) money to grow things...  Perhaps I should get my raised bed patented?  Maybe I will be awarded an OBE or a CDM (Cadbury's Dairy Milk) for my services to horticulture?  Seriously. Do you have any cheap ways to grow your vegetables?  See you soon.

8 comments:

  1. great free make, we are doing an overhaul of one of the poly tunnels this winter creating new beds

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    1. Thanks Dawn. I look forward to reading about your poly-tunnel overhaul.

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  2. I like to see your innovations Dave. Nice one.

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    1. You have to have innovations especially on a Sunday Rachel when the builders merchants and farm centres are closed. Thanks!

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    1. Not really Philip. I just like to recycle and make things for the veg plot from materials that are just lying around the smallholding. Thanks!

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