DIY Raised Garden Bed

For about and 3 hours of your time you can build a nice little garden that will be protected from grass and weeds, pests, and erosion. Not only will this…

25 Responses to “DIY Raised Garden Bed”

  1. You’re looking at about 8 or 9 dollars a bag in Australia. I want to start
    a garden but a dumper truck can’t get into my property and I’m thinking the
    soil and compost are going to cost me hundreds

  2. You can build the same size raised bed out of concrete blocks from home
    depot for $48.00 and if you use the 6 inch wide blocks you can build it
    for $40.00 and never worry abot them rotting… FYI 

  3. Great video! Very excited about building 2 of these this week. Here in
    Oklahoma the soil is poor and it has been very dry. Do I really have to
    turn up the soil underneath or do you think I could put weed barrier down?
    The soil underneath is a sponge so I doubt drainage will be an issue? What
    do you think?

  4. One other question…is there any particular reason you would use a raised
    bed opposed to just plating in your yard? It seems you have a large area to
    plant in the yard. Just wondering if you knew what the benefits were in
    using a raised garden bed over just planting I. The ground. Thanks 

  5. Harmony Lane Health Reply March 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Diy Raised Garden Bed

  6. I don’t see the point of burying the 4×4′s in the ground. Doing that is
    just extra work digging the holes for them when it’s not needed. The
    vegetable beds in my towns Community Garden, which are similar to yours,
    just sit on top of the ground & they are fine. 

  7. Ur the best dude … 

  8. Sonia Firnschild Reply March 1, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I strongly agree! knowleage is power!

  9. Do you have any suggestions on what materials can be used against a wooden
    fence when building a raised flowerbed? I want to prevent direct contact of
    the dirt so that it will prevent rotting of the wood.

  10. Just a question….by using the pressure treated wood wouldn’t the
    chemicals from the wood leach into the soil, especially when it rains, and
    possibly contaminate the crops? Not sure if this would be the case, but I’d
    be curious to know

  11. Very solid video tutorial. Thanks for not wasting 13 min of my time.

  12. Great job. We also enjoy making raised beds here in the desert Tucson AZ.
    The soil is so hard here so it helps to be able to use raised beds and good
    soil.

  13. Got it….thanks for sharing and thanks for the reply. It is a little late
    in the season as fall has just started where I live (pa) but I think I may
    give this a shot next year. Thanks again for sharing

  14. For what it’s worth, you’re absolutely right that there are no potential
    toxicity problems regarding the use of modern treated wood in planting
    beds. However, note that standard hardware (screws, nails, etc.) is highly
    susceptible to corrosion from the chemicals used in the treatment, and
    either galvanized or stainless steel hardware is recommended when working
    with treated wood. 

  15. I love raised bed gardening!! Great vid! My beds are 20ft long and 6ft
    wide! We used old telephone poles!

  16. Down Memory-Lane Reply March 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Oh please for your safety dump that treated wood and go with recycled
    materials. That stuff they treat the wood with will leach into the soil and
    into the food that you grow and eat. it’s really not good for you to ingest
    this stuff.

  17. I wouldn’t use treated lumber in contact with veggies. You can use re 2×6
    construction fir its much cheaper and will last for years. You could also
    line your box with inexpensive 1×6 cedar from HD

  18. everything seems remarkably cheap in your country, in the UK those bags of
    top soil cost £3-4 each . 14ft 2×6 treated timbers cost £10 each.
    everything seems twice the price over here.

  19. Nice job! Think I’ll be modelling my raised bed gardens after yours. I’ve
    read Mel Barholomew’s “Square Foot Gardening” and he says you don’t have to
    worry about the soil underneath at all. Can put down some newspaper or
    cardboard to kill off/prevent weeds but he says you only need 6″ of super
    rich soil. He adds 1/3 vermiculite for moisture retention to the
    compost/topsoil mix. Also want to rig up some covers so I can simply put on
    for frosty nights. We had to cover our garden last night up here at the
    50th parallel, dangerously close to frost on June 8th (usually the risk is
    done by June 1st)!?

  20. Isn’t the pressure treated wood now just treated with Copper Oxide? I mean
    how could copper be bad for you? I know the older pressure treated stuff
    used to be made with all kinds of crazy chemicals but isn’t that in the
    past?

  21. Beautiful bed and well built great job. I have one question tho, since that
    is treated wood you’re using, won’t the chemicals from the wood seep into
    the soil and in turn get into the plants you grow? Just curious.

  22. Just thought I would point out those are the wrong screws for the new
    pressure treated lumber. The new process which contains no cyanide for
    those of you out there who think pesticides are leaching out, requires hot
    dipped galvanized or the newer coated screws. Anodized as shown will decay
    and then rust quickly. 

  23. hey hey! Have you ever tried Skavel Mushroom Growing For Newbies (do a
    google search)? Ive read some super things about it and my mate enjoyed
    amazing results with it.

  24. Guess your aren’t interested in organic produce because that treated wood
    will leach into your soil….not good!

  25. I went overboard with treated 6×6. Same overall dimensions. Removed the top
    two inches of soil and placed a 1.25 inch layer crush blue stone under the
    timbers so they wouldn’t be sitting on top of drainage water.