I finally finished Muriel’s raised beds this past weekend.  We talked about two different designs for these, one made of inter-lockable stacked cedar frames she could put together and vary the heights as she pleased, and this design.

The landscape tie based one is a variation of a planter she saw at one of the local garden centres.  Each box is 4′ x 4′ and 30″ high.  The height was based on my old garden beds in Saskatoon.  “No Stoop Gardening”.

I didn’t use rebar as pins as is quite commonly done as the boxes are actually linked together and the measuring/drilling process would have been tedious at best and potentially frustrating with the slope of the yard.  I chose to build them using 6″ spikes and a 3 lb hammer instead. Wow, did that ever give the elbow a workout.