Added by on 2016-05-05

Raised beds are extremely popular with gardeners, offering many advantages such as improved yields and easier maintenance. If you want to install raised beds in your own garden then careful planning is essential. It’s worth considering which materials you’ll use to ensure your raised beds are sturdy, long-lasting and, most importantly, safe to grow food in. In this short video we share our top tips for choosing the correct location, size and materials for your bed – and how to build one. If you’ve noticed any pests or beneficial insects in your garden lately please report them to us at http://BigBugHunt.com If you love growing your own food, why not take a look at our online Garden Planner which is available from several major websites and seed suppliers: http://www.GrowVeg.com http://gardenplanner.motherearthnews.com http://gardenplanner.almanac.com and many more… To receive more gardening videos subscribe to our channel here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GrowVeg Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsRaised Beds – Cheap vegetable gardening beds – Permaculture Design – Huglekultur Vegetable gardenVegetable Gardening : How to Plant Raised Vegetable BedsHow to Build a Raised Vegetable GardenHow to build a raised vegetable garden with Besser blocksHow to Build a Raised Garden Bed. THE ULTIMATE Pallet Wood Vegetable Garden.Preventing & Getting Rid of Weeds/Grasses in Vegetable Garden Beds

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15 Comments

  • Inger Haugland 1 year ago

    I'm loving this channel! Thanks for all the great tips and very informative videos. :)

  • GABirdMom 1 year ago

    My entire vegetable garden features raised beds.  With my clay soil, it's the best way to go about growing my own food.

  • Kirstin Rudolph 1 year ago

    Great video for small gardens and small raised beds. We have raised beds that are 4' wide by 44' long. Having beds that long with no cross bracing is a challenge. For anyone running raised beds longer than 10' we have discovered that frequent external bracing is a must. One wooden ground spike every 8' won't cut it. Our best solutions to the issue so far have been 1) poured concrete in place of the boards reinforced with nylon and re-bar (ridiculously expensive but effective), or 2) 18" long1 1/2" angle iron braces pounded in to the ground every 3'. This seems to solve the issue of bowing on the longer beds. Our beds are made from Douglas Fir and last about 8 years on average.

  • stonedragonfarm 1 year ago

    I use cinder blocks to build mine, with the holes turned upwards. Because I like my garden cheerful, I add soil to a few of the holes and put in a marigold or petunia here and there, just for fun! It takes 18 blocks to make an approximately 4' x 8' bed that is 8" deep. May not be the prettiest thing in the world, but it will last a long time, and it does the job!

  • Ladycooks 1 year ago

    You make such lovely videos. Thank you. Last growing season was my first garden in the residence. Simple was nice. This year I've tilled a 26'x7' plot on a small hill for a level tier, with high hopes of adding a new tier each year. My vision is to also include raised beds jutting out perpendicularly at each end, and build a stone fire pit and sitting area within the garden framework. It's nice to have a video such as this for reference and to keep the dream alive! Thanks again!

  • melovescoffee 1 year ago

    I have the thinner wood with corner and side posts i drive into the soil for stability. Unfortunately, the more durable woods like cedar and hard wood are either not easily available here in holland or they are too expensive for me. I use pine, painted with black woodpreserve and they are still doing ok after about 3 years. I don't see signs of rotting through or weakening yet. I estimate they will last at least another 5 years with some fixing up. I am considering to order a large batch of used scaffolding planks after these. They are not that badly worn out, just deemed unsafe to support weight or slightly cracked. A lot cheaper than the same size new plank. I don't mind them looking… ehhhh… rustic or have a splotch of concrete or paint on them. Black woodpreserve on them, good as new. :D

  • Marina Wilson 1 year ago

    Great update, thanks.

  • Becky Ezra 1 year ago

    Lovely!. I am an invalid so I have raised beds 1 meter square, and 50 cm high in my garden. Very useful!!

  • Rachel Peterson 1 year ago

    While this is an okay commercial about raised beds, it certainly doesn't provide instruction on how to build them. What a disappointment!

  • Renato Luna 1 year ago

    I have a couple of raised beds. The soil here is very rocky and hard to dig through. Raised beds are the perfect answer to growing your vegetables.

  • Marcus lewis 1 year ago

    We use old bathtubs.

  • Graham's Kitchen Garden 1 year ago

    Great video – with lots of tips. Graham

  • Tayyaba Bashir 1 year ago

    Really nice n easy thx

  • VirtualLife 1 year ago

    Nice compact vid full of info. Tho i prefer in-ground planting. Pros and cons to raised beds.

  • Sonnie's Garden 1 year ago

    Great video!