My original plan was to make them 4 feet x 8 feet - 12" tall. But then decided I wanted them narrower and longer - so these are 2 ft. x 16 ft. with 3 ft. paths between and around the outside - still 12" tall. I figured it would be easier to maintain without having to reach to the middle of a 4 foot bed to weed or pick the vegetables - I ain't getting any younger. Next year we will build 4 more and that should be more than enough space for the two of us to grow what we want and maybe some cutting flowers too - I'd love to have a cutting garden.
Sure wish I could count the landscape fabric yardage for my Stash Busting report for Judy L - we bought 2 of the 4 ft. x 100 ft. rolls of commercial grade spun fiber stuff and pert near used them both up. We decided this job would get done a lot faster if we didn't till up the grass underneath - we just covered it up. I'm all about easy these days.
This week I've got to fill them up... so it's going to be a busy week!