I've always thought that gardening should be simple. So you can imagine how excited I was when I came across a design for a corrugated-tin raised bed that would let me grow whatever I wanted regardless of the soil. It doesn't cost much to build, looks great, and can be assembled in no time. If only all my forays into the garden offered such quick rewards.
Easy To Build
Step 1: Select a place that is flat and receives at least four to six hours of sun. Rake the area clear of debris.
Step 2: Measure out the dimensions of the bed, and mark the four corners with stakes. From the corners, measure both diagonal distances across the bed. If these distances are equal, the bed will be a true rectangle.
Step 3: Tie some string between the stakes to ensure that the posts are aligned and to see how large the bed will be. A 12- x 4-foot bed is big enough to grow lots of plants but still allows you to reach the middle.