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#1 Phluphy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:08 PM

Bit late in the season but, thinking about a raised bed garden and have a disused pickup topper. Wife thinks it could be turned over, put up on 2 x 4's and cinder blocks. It's some type of fiber reinforced plastic, aluminum framed, windows. With a bit of reinforcement here and there, holes drilled for drainage, rocks covered with screen and commercial top soil, think it would work?

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:23 PM

Couple 2x4s and it's a tractor shed with a nice roof and windows lol\



The plastic bed liners make really nice mulch bins.

Edited by EricFromPa, August 21, 2016 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted August 21, 2016 - 08:37 PM

Thats a great idea for a tractor shed, EricFromPa. You have give me an idea.

Also the raised garden bed is a great idea too, could put a plexiglass cover on it, in the spring, to have a hot house to start plants in.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 04:00 AM

Also the raised garden bed is a great idea too, could put a plexiglass cover on it, in the spring, to have a hot house to start plants in.


He's from Florida, so it is ALWAYS warm!!

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 05:17 AM

I've got two aluminum ones side by side for a mower/tiller/chipper-shredder shed!

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 07:33 AM

I used 6 old combine and tractor tires for our strawberries.  Bottom 2/3 filled with excess clay from putting in the basement.  Black dirt on top.  Works great for the berries but would not want my whole garden in raised beds.  That means hand weeding only, can't get a plow or tiller in them and no tractor time.


I use an old bed liner behind the garage to hold the sticks and limbs that fall during wind storms and through the winter. When it is full I run them through the chipper, which I did about 2 weeks ago.

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