In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to build a double-hexagon raised garden beds for herbs.
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Raised beds are a great way to grow plants, vegetables, and herbs, especially when the soil is too rocky or tough to plant them in the ground. When a local Girl Scout troop reached out to the team at Ask This Old House about their old raised beds, the team couldn’t wait to get to work designing solutions. And general contractor Tom Silva’s design appears to be quite a challenge on its own: a double-hexagon raised bed.
But, it doesn’t have to be that complicated, and Tom shows host Kevin O’Connor just how simple it is. This guide will explain the process.
Cost: Around $120
Time: 6 hours
Where to find it?
As part of a special episode, the cast partner with a local Girl Scout troop to rebuild garden beds at their local library. To help, Tom and Kevin build a hexagon-shaped, divided herb planter out of cedar boards.
Tom uses a miter saw [homedepot.sjv.io/AWAyVj] to cut the cedar boards [homedepot.sjv.io/vN043d].
Tom and Kevin assemble the planter and secure the boards with wood glue [homedepot.sjv.io/KjPqLn] and screws [homedepot.sjv.io/eKQrXj].
All supplies used for this project can be found at most home centers.
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