Originally Posted by knotquiteawake
I am looking for get some ideas for raised planters to grow some vegetables in my soon to be new backyard. Right now I've been growing Tomatoes and Peppers in buckets on the apartment patio so I'm looking forward to being able to have some bigger plants and get some extra produce going.
I was thinking raised would be better since the soil out here in TX seems pretty rough and it also makes tending to the garden a little bit easier but I'm open to suggestions or alternatives.
DOn't have pics on me, but I used 4x4 for the corners and stacked two 2x6's on top of each other, screwed to the posts. So, the planting beds are 12" high. I then added another smaller bed with just one 2x6 below it, stepping down, but giving me another few feet of space.
Wall block is another commonly used option.