A raised bed on wheels is a garden on the go.
This raised-bed salsa garden is deep enough for large plants such as peppers and tomatoes. The higher elevation makes gardening a back-saving stand-up job. To save time, have all the wood cut to length at the lumber yard. We stained our planter two shades of blue. The legs are made of sturdy 4×4 posts; wood stretchers at the base keep the planter from wobbling.
What you'll need:
Lay 2×6 boards side by side; place 1×4 boards 4 inches from both ends. Fasten with 2-inch screws.
To create a rectangular box section, fasten two 1×6×38½-inch cedar boards to two 1×6×18-inch boards using 3½ -inch screws.
Position the longer boards outside the shorter boards. Make two more.
Insert piece from Step 1 into one box frame with crossboards on the bottom.
Recess the bottom using a 1½-inch piece of scrap wood for even spacing.
Fasten bottom to box section using 2-inch screws every 6 inches.
Add remaining box sections. Put a 13-inch 2×4 in each corner, even with the bottom of the box. The boards will be 2 inches shorter than the top of the box. Fasten with 3½ -inch screws.
Stand box on 4×4 posts.
Fasten posts from inside the box using four 3½ -inch screws for each post.
Put remaining 2×4 boards between posts, positioning them ½ inch from the bottom of the posts. Drill through 2×4s into posts at an angle. Fasten crosspieces to posts using 3½ -inch screws.
Attach two locking casters to one short side of the raised bed, and two regular casters to the other side.