The other day we were in Oxfordshire and popped in to see the wonderful array of recycled plastic raised beds put together from our kits by one of our customers, Harry Watts.
Not only did Harry do a great job putting our kits together, including customising one to make a tree planter (in the middle), he was also happy to pass on a bit of his wisdom to you and us about keeping rabbits out of his vegetables.
“What your photos don’t show is the galvanised wire mesh we fitted to the bottom of all the beds before we filled them. What we didn’t want was the rabbits getting in from below and eating all the veg so we fitted galvanised mesh to the bottom of the beds before filling. We have a lot of wild rabbits around us!
And then there was a lot of soil, and awful lot of soil, I did the sums, each bed requires 1.8 cubic metres which ends up being two yard bags of soil, plus a little bit once settled, which equates to about 3.6 tons of soil, and with 12 beds we have ended up going through 28 large bags of soil. We knew it was going to be big, but it still amazes me just how much soil we’ve used.
The raised beds themselves were simple to put up with no real problems and I’d be more than happy to recommend these raised beds to anyone.”
Every day’s a school day. Thanks, Harry, for the expert tip.
You can find out more about the different recycled plastic raised bed kits we offer by clicking here and visiting our dedicated page.