From Homesteading/Survivalism: From Dustin: Built a 4x4 raised bed using logs from a tree I had removed from the yard. Using the square foot method, this gives me 16 sq ft for a small 1st year starter garden. The sides and corners are lined with landscape fabric. The soil underneath has been disturbed to allow roots extra room to grow if they need it. I'm new to the home gardening scene so any advice or useful concepts I can integrate into the design are greatly appreciated.