Raised Bed Accessories Questions
We are also wanting to design a way to add row covers and vertical support to raised beds. I've seen a few designs where you attach pvc piping to the inside of the boxes, where you can then insert another pvc pipe that will bend to form a curve that the row cover would then be clipped to.
It looks very convenient but I do garden organically and would not like to use pvc piping in our beds. As an alternative, I suppose you can use metal pipe and copper, in a rectangular shape, but I wonder will metal in contact with the soil, leach out too much iron, or the copper leach too much copper into the soil?
I'm also wanting to build A Frame vertical support for beans and peas. Something with a wood frame that metal fencing or a cattle panel, etc. is stapled to and the whole thing hinged to lay flat for storage. I'm wondering how I can anchor that in the bed? I thought of using a wooden stake that I could screw the A Frame to, so the actual AFrame is not in contact with the soil and I would just have to keep replacing the stakes as they rot.
I'm not experienced with building any of these items, so I'm just trying to think it through for the first time.