Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties


Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
A simple raised garden bed created with railroad ties!




















After the garden success of 2017, I’m feeling pretty confident in my garden abilities!  I’m so confident that I decided to do a much larger garden this year!
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
I knew I wanted to do a raised garden bed again this year.  To achieve a bigger garden, I used railroad ties as the base of the garden.  The only downside to using railroad ties is that they’re super heavy to move around!  Otherwise, they make a great barrier from the normal yard situation!

I used railroad ties because that’s what I had on hand.  I’m all for using what you have & that’s what I had at the time.
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
Instead of tilling up an area (I’m all about not having any weeds!), I decided to use topsoil & the same manure/compost I used in our beds last year.  The mixture worked amazingly last year, so I wanted to continue with it again this year.  I first put a layer of plastic down to act as a weed barrier & then put the mixture on top.
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
I got tired at the end of last year’s season & didn’t take care of my little garden beds.  That caused a lot of weeds to form at the beginning of this season.  I’m hoping to avoid that this year by thoroughly going through the beds at the end of the season & possibly covering up the garden.  I’m not going to let that expensive soil go to waste again!
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog

Now the next step is to head to my local greenhouse to get plants!  I can’t wait!  I’m thinking lots of tomatoes & some peppers!  We’ll see what I find!

Also, here’s a funny picture of me!  I was on my way to a bridal shower when I threw on my barn boots & quickly posed for photos!  Here I am in my ‘farm casual’ look!  Haha!
Raised Garden Bed Using Railroad Ties | On The Creek Blog

2 comments:

  1. Look like a great space! Thanks so much for sharing at our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link party! Pinned. Hope to see you next week!

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