We moved in to a new home last summer and I got a chance to build my beds this Spring(finally!). I will be adding another 1 1/2 beds once we do some work in the back yard. Stoked to have irrigated beds on a sprinkler timer and a compost bin. Beds are 4ft x 6 1/2 ft. It was a compromise to leave room for my kids to play out back. Fence is mainly to keep out soccer balls and the like. Plenty of space to grow a lot.
All natural wood minus the fence posts which are treated. The horizontal members were stained.
We got a late start - starters went in around early June. At least we'll get something this year. Stoked to get our starters started in February indoors and into hoop houses in these beds in April.
Planning a cover crop of crimson clover over the winter to protect the beds. This will be planted in October and tilled in in April.
Used 4x4 and 2x10 material to build the beds. Used 3 1/2" construction screws to assemble from the inside. Drilled (4) 1/2" holes 1/2" deep, 2" from the ends of the boards and then screwed the screws in at an angle in those holes into the 4x4 posts. Worked well. Put a line of Titebond glue in the slots as well during assembly.