Garden table (raised bed on legs) Construction Idea

Asked April 2, 2020, 1:33 PM EDT

Hello there! About 3-6 months ago I was browsing your site for Master Gardener information and came upon a deep tray table design that was useful for perhaps older gardeners and that design was created by ( a woman?) who was on staff or submitted an idea to the news letter or forum. There are so many files and pages to navigate that I cannot find it. My fiancé has a birthday today and I was trying to inspire him. He got a kidney transplant last July 31st so this type of gardening is right up his alley. He really wants to grow peppers and tomatoes to eat healthy. Thank you so much for your help! Sincerely, Barbara Mullauer.

Anne Arundel County Maryland

3 Responses

Hi Barbara - Here is our page about salad tables and salad boxes. You can click through on the links to find the instructions for building the salad table. Is this what you had in mind? https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/salad-tables%E2%84%A2

Christa

Christa, I think this is it. For some reason I thought the body of the garden tables was more of a deep U shape to have room for root development, but I could be wrong. I’m pretty sure the U of Md developed the idea. Thank for for the link with dimensions. Hopefully he’ll like it and we can buy some good cedar wood

Hi- we've grown "patio-type" tomato cultivars, chile peppers, beans, and bush cucumber plants in 10-inch deep salad tables. Be sure to build it with extra leg support to bear the weight of the growing media.
Here's a recent blog post on salad tables: https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/2020/01/17/salad-tables-2-0/
Jon