In this video, This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps an elementary school build and plant a raised-bed vegetable garden. Watch the new season of Ask This Old House: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/ask-toh/video/0,,,00.html Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse How to Plant a Raised Garden Bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzuuavHTq6c Lawn Care and Maintenance playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkJADc1qDrr_pGppaNITpipDshC5LezYT Shopping List for How to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors: – 2×10 rough-sawn spruce, for building raised-bed frames – 4×4 cedar, for arbor posts – 2×6 cedar, for making the horizontal frame – 1×4 cedar, to make ground stakes – Cedar diagonal-lattice panels, to make a trellis – 1×2 pine, for diagonal braces – 3-inch galvanized screws, to assemble the raised-bed frame – 1 5/8-inch galvanized screws, to secure the stakes and lattice – 50/50 mix of loam and compost, used as planting soil – Wood chips, for pathway groundcover – Leaf mulch, for mulching the planting bed – Assorted vegetable plants Tools for How to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors: – Circular saw, to cut lumber – Cordless drill, for driving screws – Framing square, to check for square alignment – 3-pound sledgehammer, to pound in 1×4 stakes – Posthole digger, for digging postholes – 2-foot level, for plumbing arbor posts – Wheelbarrow, for transporting material – Garden rake, to smooth soil – Garden trowel and three-tine cultivator, for excavating planting holes – Shovel Steps for How to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors: 1. Use a circular saw to cut to length 2×10 rough-sawn spruce boards for the frame of the raised bed. 2. Screw the boards together using 3-inch galvanized screws. 3. Square up the frame by measuring the opposing diagonals from corner to corner. When the two dimensions are equal, the frame is […]
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