Create a Tarter Bunk Feeder Raised Bed Garden

Tarter’s Bunk Feeder can easily be converted to a raised bed planter. Follow the steps below for this simple DIY project.

Tools Required:

  • Drill, with 1/2″ drill bit (recommended)
  • Landscape Fabric
  • Rocks (for drainage)
  • Garden Soil
  • Top Soil
  • Flowers/vegetables
  • Straw or mulch

  1. Drill drainage holes using a 1/2″ drill bit.
  2. Add landscape fabric. This will prevent soil from being lost and help keep the drainage holes from clogging up.
  3. Place rocks on landscape fabric. This will provide additional drainage for the plants.
  4. Garden soil.
  5. Water the soil and work out the clumps.
  6. Place topsoil. This will add weight so the potting soil will not blow away. This also improves garden condition and provides the plants with more organic matter.
  7. Plant your flowers and/or vegetables.
  8. Place straw around the plants. This keeps weeds out and adds moisture. The straw will also provide compost for plants to feed off as it decomposes.
  9. Water your plants.
  10. Enjoy!

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