Easy & Affordable Backyard Raised Beds

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25 Responses to “Easy & Affordable Backyard Raised Beds”

  1. I would of experimented and tried one garden bed with compost/topsoil and
    the other using the no dig garden technique and use layers of greens and
    browns. Be interesting to see the difference, especially over 3 years as
    the layered one should start to outperform.

  2. @uhavemooface Earth worms are natural composters and aerators for soil.
    They help maintain soil quality by eating dead leaf matter and turning it
    into something the plants can use as nutrients via worm droppings (also
    known as worm castings). 

  3. I would not use pressure treated wood for a vegetable garden! Use
    untreated cedar. they will last, and you won’t have contaminated vegies—

  4. looks great. I’m going with raised beds next year. A friend of mine tried
    them. Using less than half the space I had for my garden he was able to
    grow double what I grew

  5. Easy yes, cheap at $200? Maybe cheap for you but for the majority $200 is
    not cheap.

  6. What do the earth worms do for the soil?

  7. I like your idea best out of all that I’ve seen but wouldn’t 6 posts be
    more ideal,given the length and smount of soil used to prevent bowing in
    the middle?

  8. That looks great. Very nice. If I go to higher beds I am going to construct
    them similar to yours. I agree the change in pressure treatment was to
    copper from arsenic. I am not bother by using copper pressure treated wood.

  9. Indoor Harvest Gardens Reply January 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I’ll take the pepsi challenge on that one ;) - Thanks for watching.

  10. You really didn’t need to fill your great looking boxes full of compost and
    top soil, you could have mixed just a 3rd of the space with compost
    (nutrients), and then a 3rd of vermiculite (aeration), and a final 3rd of
    petmoss (moisture retention). Unless you are growing lots of long carrots
    and potatoes, you really don’t need the soil to be deeper that 6-inches (2″
    compost, 2″ vermiculite, 2″ petmoss thoroughly mixed). See YouTube video
    for Square Foot Gardening.

  11. nice boxes

  12. Indoor Harvest Gardens Reply January 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Safer yes, it’s all a matter of what you are comfortable with, doesn’t
    bother me.

  13. Thank You.

  14. One thing that is a good idea, and also helps cut down on the initial cost
    of filling the beds with a soil mix, is to add a bottom layer of hardwood
    bark mulch. This helps as an initial barrier against weeds, but over time
    makes some very good compost. For my beds that are 12″ deep, I added 6″ of
    hardwood bark mulch and then filled to the top with my soil mix.

  15. Indoor Harvest Gardens Reply January 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Considering how many years it will last and how much food you can grow,
    affordable…if you can salvage wood even better! thanks for watching ;) -

  16. Indoor Harvest Gardens Reply January 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I plant them so thick there is no room for weeds! Thanks for watching ;) -

  17. $100 too expensive??? You kidding? Anyways, I am just starting out and plan
    on building to the same specs. My question is how much produce can I expect
    from each one of these raised beds? Thanks for the great video!

  18. pallet wood is infused with toxic chemicals – they would leach into your
    soil, and then into your crop.


  20. Yes, it would. If you want to grow food do it properly.

  21. They look Fantastic

  22. I have build my bed out of PT from home depot as well…. my question is,
    do you think painting the outside and the top of the wood a problem?
    Obviously painting the inside where the soil would rest against would be an
    issue… but I just want to paint the outside so it matches the rest of my

  23. Indoor Harvest Gardens Reply January 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Home depot, fence boards on sale. But some think the newer pressure treated
    is bad, I have other things to worry about than that, lol. Thanks for
    watching ;) -

  24. Indoor Harvest Gardens Reply January 22, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Great tip, thanks for watching ;) -

  25. so, any pressure treated wood after 2009 is good to go, or,…..? (thanx :)