Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners. Site Selection, Organic Soil and Mulch

Its that time of year that people get inspired to start their first gardens. With all the information out there where do you even start? Today ill go through the basics in getting your first…
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25 Responses to “Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners. Site Selection, Organic Soil and Mulch”

  1. Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable Reply March 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Raised Bed Gardening is a fun and easy way to grow your own food at home.
    Once you get going it can be simple organic and cheap. With all the
    information that is out there how do you get started? Today we touch on
    some of the basics to get your garden going!

    https://youtu.be/awqaohDK4xg

  2. Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable Reply March 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Raised Bed Gardening is a fun and easy way to grow your own food at home.
    Once you get going it can be simple organic and cheap. With all the
    information that is out there how do you get started? Today we touch on
    some of the basics to get your garden going!

    https://youtu.be/awqaohDK4xg

  3. Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable Reply March 19, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Raised Bed Gardening is a fun and easy way to grow your own food at home.
    Once you get going it can be simple organic and cheap. With all the
    information that is out there how do you get started? Today we touch on
    some of the basics to get your garden going!

    https://youtu.be/awqaohDK4xg

  4. Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable Reply March 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Raised Bed Gardening is a fun and easy way to grow your own food at home.
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    information that is out there how do you get started? Today we touch on
    some of the basics to get your garden going!

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    https://youtu.be/awqaohDK4xg

  5. suburban homestead Reply March 19, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    After all the snow this year I realized that my garden is very shaded,
    since it took longer for it to melt.

  6. OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening Reply March 19, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    It’s great to see some of the snow is melting there! Ours is almost gone
    and the forecast looks pretty good. Cute pup!

  7. Nice video.
    I think some things that stop people from having a garden is that they
    think it’s a lot of work, and it can be, but it doesn’t have to be.
    On another note…I recently got into a debate in a gardening forum about
    sheet mulch. You mentioned that you do it, so I take it you’re thinking
    like I do about it’s weed suppression and soil improvement. There are some
    that think it is detrimental to the soil. Barrier to moisture and air
    movement, etc.
    I’m rethinking my general use and probably will only use it when I have a
    particularly persistent weed problem, but I’m thinking a deep mulch may be
    enough. Curious to hear your thoughts.
    

  8. HuwsNursery - Grow Organic Produce Inexpensively Reply March 19, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Excellent tips especially for new growers! If I ever see anyone wanting to
    know about raised bed gardening I’ll send them straight to this video. Nice
    to see that spring is soon approaching you Stephen :) Thank you for
    sharing. 

  9. Max Harry Johnson Reply March 19, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    You are spot on with the soil. It’s so important to use the right soil when
    you start, the soil is like your bank, it will make or break the garden,
    buying poor soil will result in a failure would completely discourage the
    new gardener. In the beginning I spent hundred of dollars on Home Depot
    soil, which basically equates to taking a couple hundred dollars and
    burning it with a lighter. The soil was extremely heavy (I didn’t know at
    the time that was a bad thing), have no nutrient or ability to hold water,
    you could water it to death and it’ll by dry in no time. My family just
    laugh at my effort.

    I think good soil can’t be purchased with money because even if you have
    good amendment materials it takes time to build up and always improving. I
    think a few months before someone even start gardening, before you even
    plant anything, just concentrate on building the soil and making compost
    first.

  10. I wouldn’t use cardboard or newspaper. A huge part of new papers made out
    all kind of recycled paper what includes the “shiny” ones and other
    unwanted contaminations (think about your household, how many times you use
    paper to cleaning, painting etc.). During the process of making new paper
    some of those bad staff remain in the new product.

  11. Well done, very good information. I especially liked the the sunlight,
    shadow pictures and the information with that. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I just can’t tell you enough how glad I am to have found you! And I will
    absolutely be bugging you with questions – like now…lol. My husband & I
    are wanting to build some sort of table-top raised bed for me (I am only
    able to reach/work from waist height up). Without the ground under the
    raised bed, how deep should we be planning the soil to be? And are there
    other soil conditions we should adjust for? (And do I need to send my son
    digging for worms?) Again, it is fantastic to have a ‘local’ to learn from,
    thank you!

  13. Courtney McFarland Reply March 19, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Cute puppy! Looks like a baby is she/he a new pet? Always good to have a
    cute pet wandering around in the background to boost the cute factor in
    vids ;) 

  14. Mumbai Balcony Gardener Reply March 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Great collection of information for the new gardener with outdoor growing
    space. I have to say the puppy is stealing the show and taking away
    attention from what you are saying whenever he is around!

  15. Stephen, I’m in north central Montana in zone 4. What raspberry varieties
    would you recommend? Thanks

  16. We started w/wood beds our first yr but in our climate they only lasted one
    yr so we switched to concrete blocks. The blocks were also about half the
    cost of wood. Great vid

  17. @ 5:42… I was expecting “…the chances of you making a success of it is
    minimal, and you’re likely to give up next year anyways ;-) ” 

  18. Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens Reply March 20, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Great new gardeners tips, Stephen!

  19. I really like the fence around your garden. Did you build it or buy it?
    Thanks.

  20. Steve .I just want to add that when sourcing used or new lumber be sure
    NOT to use pressure treated wood. 

  21. Always love your video. Absolutely helpful. Steven, can i put shredded
    paper or cartoon for the plastic container at the botom? Or it is only good
    in the raise bed because touch the ground directly? Thanks for advice.

  22. Sensible Gardening Reply March 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Raised Bed Gardening is a fun and easy way to grow your own food at home.
    Once you get going it can be simple organic and cheap. With all the
    information that is out there how do you get started? Today we touch on
    some of the basics to get your garden going!

    https://youtu.be/awqaohDK4xg

  23. Good one mate hope you get spring soon grapes look well protected.
    Every boy needs a dog your going to have fun I have had a dog for 30
    years. My son wanted me to make a lift so the dogs could get on the bunk
    bed ;-) 

  24. TheOldWoodworker Reply March 20, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Great info Stephen.the snow is melting and parts of parks there is some
    kind on new surface… I think they call it ground and grass :)

    Take care

    Cheers
    Harold

  25. TheItalian Garden Reply March 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    all good tips nice job Stephen!