Friday, October 11, 2013

Raised beds: "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!"

Today I finished staining the raised beds and set them in place inside the 50 x 50 foot "Deer Stalag" garden.  (The fence is 6 feet high, but some locals claim that some SuperDeer will leap over even 8 footers.  We shall see.)  Note that the fence is lined with "Graduated" wire - close together at the bottom, to keep out little critters, and wider as it goes up, since large mesh is cheaper and still too small for deer to squeeze through.

The stain is Superdeck Transparent Stain in "Canyon Brown."  The color was recommended by the fence company for the posts in the fence (note that they are not stained yet).

The stain only goes about 3" down from the top on the inside of the bed, since the rest of it will be covered by dirt when the bed is filled.

These beds were a gratifying project, keeping pressure-treated wood out of a land fill while providing us with more raised-bed planting space.

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