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Old 04-10-2013, 05:44 PM
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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I am terrible at carpentry but want(need) to build several wooden boxes that will be waist high to grow veggies in. There are plenty of nematoes in the soil here and container gardening is essential. I have some stuff in plastic tubbies but have to bend down and it is not good for a old damaged back. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:30 PM
Location: rain city
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A big wooden box waist high full of soil, will rot out pretty quickly I think.

Take a look at these water troughs made into raised gardens. The troughs come in various sizes and are in the $100 or so range.

Water Trough Planter Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor


Galvanized Livestock Water Troughs. Compost Bins or Raised Bed Gardens. Arizona Raised Bed Vegetable & Fruit Tree Gardens. Arizona Vegetable & Fruit Gardening For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, &
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:29 PM
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Love the arrangements they came up with, Azoria. I've often looked at the galvanized buckets and troughs at the local Tractor Supply and Co-op stores and debated how they might look in the landscape. Now I know. As my knees let me know I am getting on those will be on my mind as the next step.

I had posted links to some of the handicap accessible ideas a little while back, but can't remember where, though. The following are links to some kits (or ready made for ordering) for the same ease of gardening idea. They are not exactly cheap, although some are less than others.

Square Cedar Raised Garden Planter, 3' x 3' - Eartheasy.com Solutions for Sustainable Living


How to Make a High Raised Garden Box for the Handicapped | Garden Guides

Eden Arbors and Pergolas, Eden Cambridge Raised Planter Box Extensions, Decorative Planter Boxes

Ana White | Build a $10 Cedar Raised Garden Beds | Free and Easy DIY Project and Furniture Plans

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