Raised Bed Construction Ideas – Wood , Concrete and Rip Rap? A Visit to a Local Community Garden

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com shows you examples of several raised beds made from wood, concrete and rip rap. Also learn what is rip rap. Also l…
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25 Responses to “Raised Bed Construction Ideas – Wood , Concrete and Rip Rap? A Visit to a Local Community Garden”

  1. Related to the borage. I know honeybees love them, which is why a lot of
    ppl have in their garden. John, do you have a hive or actively try to
    encourage bees in your garden?

  2. “the bees’ll suck THE POLLEN out”

  3. @growingyourgreens Thanks for the information. I was wondering why I never
    saw them at the various stores I went to. I guess seeds it is and since it
    can get out of hand I will plant in pots. Just can’t stand those honworms.

  4. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply April 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Not on my property.. but check with your homeowners association and or with
    CC&Rs and/or your city for zoning restrictions before you make any major

  5. I noticed your feet. Where do you get the socks/shoes that you are wearing.
    they look like gloves my husband has at work.

  6. Paleo, Permie, Pagan (madeofyucca) Reply April 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I don’t know what brand his are but my brother has a pair of vibram ones
    and loves them! They look strange, but apparently the grip is amazing and
    they are super comfy. You could probably find them online


  8. interesting! I actually have a rip rap sidewalk that once was my neighbor’s
    patio on the side of my house and people trend to trip when they walk down
    it so i was despairing on what to do with the blocks! Now I know! =^-^=

  9. Fantastic channel!!

  10. @growingyourgreens @jazz61021 Thanks for letting me know about the “local
    test lab” I googled Material testing lab, and they have TONS of that
    cylindar material that we can use! right on!!

  11. I read that the borage plant is great to plant with tomatoes becasue the
    hornworm hates that plant and will not take down your tomato plant. I am
    actually looking for some of the plants, but right now only finding seeds.

  12. just wondering… did you have to get permission to change the landscape on
    ur property?

  13. awesome!!! im the first one to watch this!!! xD!!! anyway, i was wondering
    if cherry tomatoes grow as big as regular tomatoes. the reason i asked was
    because the other day i was on youtube and i ended up looking at something
    called an “amazing Aerogarden” and they grew these cherry tomatoes and they
    were a little………..discouraging. and that is what I’m starting to grow
    right now so could you help?

  14. hey! it’s the aquasana guy

  15. Hi John! Those concrete cylinders are from material testing in civil
    engineering projects. They might be from highway, foundaton, or concrete
    beam structures. I broke them at defined intervals, usually 7, 14, 28, and
    even 45 days to make sure the concrete met the designed strength. Each
    project was slightly different, but might be 1500 pounds per square inch
    for curbs and gutters, to as high as 6,000 to 8,000 psi for concrete beams
    over higways or power plant construction. Go to local test lab.

  16. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply April 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    They are called vibram five fingers. They are like gloves for your feet.
    They are so comfortable, “barefoot shoes” . Dr. Oz on Oprah reccomends
    them! I have been wearing them for over 3 years now.

  17. awesome video! you have given me alot of good ideas about raised beds. My
    days of traditional, in the ground gardening are over. About the concrete,
    like jazz- said above when pouring concrete on construction sites, every
    pour has to have samples taken for strength testing, also sometimes, on
    existing concrete, hand rails, or bollards are added after the pour, and
    the concrete has to be core drilled. I have core drilled dozens of times
    for electrical conduit runs, and plumbing in old buildings.

  18. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply April 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm


  19. Enjoyable and engaging. Like it. Community garden = alltotment in UK. Keep
    up the good worrk!

  20. Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens Reply April 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    its hard to find borage plants. Check at a local nursery in the herb
    section. they are easy to grow from seed.. The grow as a “weed” form many.

  21. You know, I never get what the hell you fellas are talking about when you
    say…try to get in tune with your community and see what other people
    around your community are growing. Man, I grow my own, everything and don’t
    nobody round’ here ask nobody for shit. If they did hell, I damn sure
    wouldn’t want to be doin what thier doin. So they can say, Yeah man, I told
    Joe how to grow that, and that,…Get real man, I’m only watching you, so
    that I can try to get a cheaper idea on my raised bed.SD,TN

  22. @jazz61021 -Since you are in the business, can you tell us if concrete
    commonly has anything added to it to prevent/suppress growth on it -like
    moss, mold, fungi, etc? Thx

  23. I like your videos, as good, if not better, than shows on television.
    Probably more info than anything on the tube. Great channel

  24. @growingyourgreens &@madeofyucca Thank you both for replying. I will be
    going to REI to check those out!

  25. Hi John, I enjoy all your videos! Do you recommend building raised beds for
    an organic garden out of stones?