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Our New Strawberry Bed for under $10

Posted by Tiffany on May 20, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we started making some raised beds. We are just using scrap wood from around the yard. They are not perfect but its all we need to start.

So first we built our bed which was FREE with scrap wood around the yard, you can also collect pallets for free from around town.The bed we made was about 4x10. Which seems big now but it will fill up with strawberries throughout the years.

Each of the kids have picked out a bed they really want to help with and Oren picked strawberries so he helped get it started.

Next we laid down a bed of news paper. This will be a good barrier for weeds. We didn't to a lasagna  bed but about half of on in a sense. We got the papers for FREE from the news paper box. We made sure they were old ones and old grabbed enough for the bed, you don't need them all just in case not everyone got their papers yet, 

Then we placed a layer of straw down. The bail was $5 and we only used about 1/4 of the bail so i'd say about $1 worth. ;)