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Making a raised bed garden on a steep slope

Old 03-28-14, 08:38 PM
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Making a raised bed garden on a steep slope


I read an article about no-dig gardening here:

No Dig Gardens | DoItYourself.com

and was sold with the idea. In my back yard I have a rather steep hill which I'd like to convert to a terrace with raised beds. I am thinking maybe 3 to 4 beds. In the spring thru fall, the sun was shining all day on this site. Here are two pictures of the hill from two different angles:

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I am a complete newbie to gardening and landscaping, so I'd like to get input on how to work this out. For example, should I use wood or stones to support the raised beds? I'd like to hold the cost of this project down, if possible. Also, I should not dig (or only very shallowly, if really needed) on the hill, since that's where the power line to the house goes.

Old 03-29-14, 06:00 AM
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There will be digging involved of some type as you'll have to anchor your raised beds to the slope somehow to prevent them from sliding down the hill. How you make it will depend on the materials you want to use, how much you want to spend and how much work you want to put into it.

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IMO using stone is best but RR ties are probably cheaper, definitely quicker. Be sure to find out where the power line is located, water line too!

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