Speaking of Honey Do’s
It is time to add on to my potato bed and I realized that the lincoln log system wasn’t going to work because the material I had laying around is old cedar fence posts. When you try to notch the end it splits and falls apart.
Here is my new and improved potato bed system! This would work well for any raised bed but with my potatoes I will continue to add rails until they are ripe for harvest and then take them down collecting loads of potatoes (I hope) along the way! 😉
Don’t you love the weeds? Actually I have a volunteer sunflower (top, far left) and tons of marigolds (to help deter the deer) about to bud.
We found 4 long pieces of 2″ x 2″ cedar (one is pine so it will rot in a couple years and have to be replaced) and a bunch of old cedar fence boards. Any 1″ wide (or less) material will work best but if you don’t use cedar you will need to paint or seal it and replace in a year or two. Cedar should last longer and withstand the moisture. I’ve used Hardy board (cement fiber siding) but it is hard to cut and work with. Our fence boards are about 6″ wide.
Place the 2×2 corner inside of the slats and insert two screws through both boards on each side. You may prefer to predrill the holes.
I have burried most of the plant with a mixture of straw and dirt and will put up a new rail so that I can add even more dirt. Each time the plants get about 6in more dirt and when necessary, more rails.