Raised Bed Organic Vegetable Gardening Planting With Deep Soil: Summer Gardens

This is my raised organic vegetable garden bed that I just started in my backyard. I will be vlogging about what I’m doing and any issues I may have this summer. Feel free to comment, rate and subscribe to my channel. Current Raised Garden Size: 4 x 8 x 1 ~ Thanks! EB EXTRA TAGS: Gardening…
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19 Responses to “Raised Bed Organic Vegetable Gardening Planting With Deep Soil: Summer Gardens”

  1. ?: Why when you plant directly in the ground, you have to follow spacing directions of seeds/plants but in raised planters you can cram ‘em in there? I imagine it has something to do with the air/oxygen to the soil?

  2. Hey EB,

    Where did you get those corner middle post from or where did creative soul get them from? Very cool.

  3. turn your back and everything is covered in weeds.

  4. “what is the advantage of having the raised garden bed versus just digging up the yard?”
    A good question.
    Theoretically there should not be any. In practise the lass has made a neat, 12″ heap of topsoil, compost and manure. So she now has a rich, well drained and easily worked garden area without the trouble of digging up the lawn and discovering that 1″ down it is  pure builders’ rubble. You are right about the strimmer. The trouble with boxes is that the soil is so rich that you only need

  5. where are you bought your raised bed?

  6. Great vid and tips! Question: What do you think about putting one of those weed protection sheets underneath the raised garden bed? Will that hinder the roots…prevent insects? Is it okay to mix the dirt with compost/manure/etc? Thanks!

  7. Sorry if this is a dumb question. But, what is the advantage of having the raised garden bed versus just digging up the yard? I am thinking of using a similar area for growing tomatoes and I will need to do a little more woodwork on the box since my area is not level. If I can save a step and just plant in the ground it would save time to start and, also, won’t need to use the weedwacker to trim my grass close to the box. Thanks.

  8. 1″ down? ok. Ive been watering once a week on Sat. After growing from seed indoors when the temps were ok, a week before transplanting i put them outside in the shade on nice days. I have 4 total out in the open in the 12″ bed and they have new growth but the older growth looks pale yellow and dried out. Its been windy a few days.

    I also have 4 more next to the house in another bed that gets alot of shade from trees and they are doing fine, nice and green. Maybe the others are sun damaged?

  9. hey, how are they doing now? if the soil is moist an inch down i would say dont bother watering yet.

  10. How dry should I let the soil get before watering. Its in the mid 70s to low 80s and I have only watered twice since they were transplanted. I stick my finger in the soil and it still seems pretty moist but the plants look a little droopy. It has been a little bit windy the last few days. Can the wind make them droopy? They (tomato plants) are only about a foot tall and just planted out in the garden about 10 days ago. Thanks.

  11. Plus…slugs and such find it much harder to eat your stuff…someone has a cool slug stopper using a simple wire that you string around the top of the lip of your raised bed like a little electric fence,using a 9Volt battery! Check it out…it’s cool watching them “jump” off the wall!

  12. Plus…slugs and such find it much harder to eat your stuff…someone has a cool slug stopper using a simple wire that you string around the top of the lip of your raised bed like a little electric fence,using a 9Volt battery! Check it out…it’s cool watching them “jump” off the wall!

  13. Plus…slugs and such find it much harder to eat your stuff…someone has a cool slug stopper using a simple wire that you string around the top of the lip of your raised bed like a little electric fence,using a 9Volt battery! Check it out…it’s cool watching them “jump” off the wall!

  14. some advantage is you never walk on the soil and compact it there for it is always light, the soil warms up much faster than a traditional garden so you can plant much earlier in the season. You don’t need a rototiller cause the soil is never compacted so you can work it with just a rake or your hands. Finally you can add the best soil and compost and whatever amendments you like and you have the perfect garden soil instead of hard clay.

  15. I’ve seen a kit similar sold at home depot (Texas) not the lumber just the “joints” where did u aquire yours?

  16. wow, that’s the greenest grass i’ve ever seen!!

  17. great vid check us out thank you

  18. What materials did your use to assemble it? I’ve been looking for something like that.

  19. great video thanks for the upload