Blocks for making raised beds?

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Subversive_plot

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Re: Blocks for making raised beds?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2021, 05:38 »
Just one thing though, looks like a bit of a water damp trap where the wood fits into the the post.
Id be thinking of capping the corners with square wooden caps on the top of each block set.

Thank you for the suggestion. Hard to see from a distance, but there is an air gap between the cornerstones and the end of the boards. Also, the wood is pressure treated. Regardless, getting a cap stone or tile for each of the posts is a good idea, I'll look into that!
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Re: Blocks for making raised beds?
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2021, 06:19 »
Can the corner blocks be raised up an inch or so - maybe on a 9" x 9" slab or similar?

A small gap at the bottom of the boards could help drainage, and also, maybe, keep the boards dryer underneath?

I wish I knew some of the old precast concrete boys now, as they'd very much like to see your idea!

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Re: Blocks for making raised beds?
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2021, 10:48 »
I think I'm OK on the drainage issue, but thank you.  My compost drains pretty well, and barring much heavier rain than expected, the issue is likely to be watering often enough.

I wish the idea for the blocks was mine, but frankly, I just used their product, the credit goes to Oldcastle!



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