Keyhole Garden – How to build a Keyhole Garden / Raised Bed Vegetable Patch

Visit for more info: http://www.epicdiy.com/?page_id=2 Video of how I built my cheap, almost free, keyhole garden (raised bed). The idea of a keyhole garden …
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25 Responses to “Keyhole Garden – How to build a Keyhole Garden / Raised Bed Vegetable Patch”

  1. Oh. I have some bricks and will give it a try. Thanks!

  2. Another #DIY video from Youtube for the Gardeners out there. This one
    demonstrates how to build your own keyhole #garden.

  3. FullSpectrum Survivalist Reply April 13, 2014 at 2:31 am

    For some reason, I can’t get this video to even play, after trying for 15
    minutes or more with 2 different browsers, I just gave up.

  4. I think he wants it slightly compact to “pre-settle” it. If he doesn’t
    you’d see the soil level drop as it settles and you’d have to fill it back
    up or that could make the effective root depth shallower on the
    non-compacted soil. holding on to less moisture then as well.

  5. Why do you walk on it to compact it?

  6. wonderful video, great job. How the compost from the middle gets around, do
    you spread it out? Thanks dude, really cool

  7. Nice looking brick design.I don’t understand a number of things.Firstly,why
    not remove all of the topsoil and loosen up the subsoil,mixing it with a
    mix of 25%topsoil and 75%organic matter,preferably manure.This is proven to
    improve drainage,hold moisture,help plant roots go nice and deep so they
    can withstand drought better.Then again given the mix of great soil and
    compost you used,the worms will probably do that for you if you keep adding
    organic matter to your compost pile and your bed.Why did you keep walking
    on the now loosened soil? Also why did you walk on the soil to “compact it
    “? I would have thought compaction would be the last thing you would want
    to do. Did you add limestone to the soil? What was the PH? From the look of
    things,you could grow just about anything in there and I wish you good luck
    and much enjoyment in doing so.

  8. Rosemarie-Annette H. Reply April 13, 2014 at 4:14 am
  9. How many bricks did you use…?

  10. Garden Sheds Kent Reply April 13, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Setting up keyhole garden are quite challenging. These steps are very easy
    to follow and manage. I will surely give an attempt to do this kind of
    approach. Thank you for giving me an edge to create my own. Good job! 

  11. Jeremy McReynolds Reply April 13, 2014 at 5:08 am

    This is really solid design. I like it alot. I’m impressed. Whats your
    location?

    Unless it’s for some structural integrity I highly recommend not compacting
    your soil.

    I’d also put down a layer of cardboard next time to help block weeds and
    kill weed roots/seeds. It’ll decompose in the first season. Worms will eat
    through it.

    I would also stray from gravel and rock. Always. They can have lots of
    negative affects and don’t do much for your soil and garden. If you use
    anything use mulch, it holds moisture better and builds your soil. Plus
    it’ll probably be nicer to kneel on. What I have done for my raised beds
    and gardens is seed the area around them, the nooks and crannies and where
    the beds meet the ground, with a mix of herbs and flowers. A mix that is
    mutual benefit to other plants; look into companion plants. It also
    attracts more pollinators and keeps things like mice away. It also keep
    humidity, soil moisture and a better “micro-climate”. 

  12. Great idea! Lokks gorgeous too! All 10 points from the German jury!

  13. mortisha allagebordo Reply April 13, 2014 at 6:06 am

    I don’t like it 

  14. i like the overall look of your garden, it is neat and tidy. the bricks on
    an angle are a good feature to have in a garden. thank you for the video,
    hope it goes well this summer.

  15. How many bricks did it take?

  16. Swan Wonderful Zahra Reply April 13, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Thx for sharing. How much time does this take you ?

  17. Thank you! This is the best “How to make a Keyhole garden” video…simple
    and easy to follow!

  18. Very very nice diy even if im 12 still very nice well done for the vid

  19. If you follow the link in the description, theres a picture of the garden
    fully grown with vegetables.

  20. Love your video. Excellent.

  21. It was a while ago, but I think only around 2 or 3 hours.

  22. Hi any chance of a up to date pic / video love your vids keep posting

  23. About 160

  24. great

  25. Nice job ! Great thx from germany