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Hemmagjorda odlingsbänk, (svensk text)

Raised bed with old window next to it
Raised bed with old window next to it

Raised bed
Raised bed

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Homemade raised beds

Accessible raised beds that also work as greenhouses

The raised bed is 120 x 300 cm and is built from impregnated planks in various heights. They are filled with potting soil on top of a bottom layer of peat blocks.

During the spring the raised bed can serve as a greenhouse by covering plants with non-woven fabric or old windows.

Authors comments
The user can take care of the plants herself, the width is adapted to her needs.
The user has raised beds in various heights. The higher ones are easily accessible; she uses them to grow plants such as lettuce and herbs. She supports herself on the edges of the lower beds to keep her balance.

User’s husband

The user

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Editors comments
'Land Højbede' landhojbede.dk/butik/index.php?action=special-hojbede in Danmark sells mobile raised beds on wheels (last checked June 2017).

Tip is dated from 2006

Categories for this tip
housing » porch/garden, recreation, leisure » garden, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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  1. I want a tall bed so i don't need to destroy my aging back. Rather than filling a 8x4x3 bed with all that soil, I want to put in a bottom that will give me about of foot of soil to work with. Are there any free plans online?
    #2970# comment 2012-02-22
  2. Check out http://www.spinalistips.se/tips-garden-planter-on-legs-at-suitable-working-height-en-1187.html
    Perhaps that helps you,
    #3000# comment 2012-02-23

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