The timber that I saved from the deconstruction of our old kitchen came in handy. It was wonderful wood, nice and solid, red gum I think, which was at least as old as the house (about 40 years old). I have enough material for one more 1 x 1 metre bed which I will whip up after Sustainable House Day.
Please let me know what you think of my handy work. The only power tool I used was a drill and all the rest was constructed by hand. I will be adding the wicking part either one night this week or on Saturday. I followed the example on Scarecrows blog "Outback Edge Harvest". It has some great tips about these types of garden beds. Great information and simple to follow instructions.
The area we have selected is under cover from about noon in summer and only gets the morning sun. Idea for a salad garden and close to the back door. It should stop the lettuces from bolting fast, and keep them nice and crisp for picking at any time of day in the heat of summer. Well that is the theory anyway.