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Raised beds are great for gardening and there are many reasons why. From providing easy access for gardeners with physical limitations to providing better soil drainage in wet areas, Gardener Scott discusses 10 benefits of using raised beds. (Video#126) Video: “How to Fill a Raised Bed (And Save Money)” #EverythingGardening #GardenerScott You can help support the GardenerScott channel in four ways and it won’t cost you anything: 1.) Be part of the community by liking videos, subscribing, clicking the bell, commenting, and sharing. 2.) Watch the ads whenever you can. It just takes a few seconds and helps me a lot. 3.) If you use Amazon and want to buy anything at all, click through with this link: 4) Click on this affiliate link to TubeBuddy, a great way to explore information about your favorite YouTube channels: It doesn’t cost you any extra, but it helps me pay for plants, gardening supplies, and all of the other costs associated with running a YouTube channel. Thank you for your support! As an Amazon affiliate, I benefit from qualified purchases. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsWhy Raised Garden Beds? | The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening | Roots and Refuge FarmThe Benefits of Gardening in Raised BedsThe Benefits of Gardening in Raised BedsAutopilot Gardening – Raised BedsWHY Raised Bed Gardening Works Faster Building beds for Organic Vegetable for beginners 101Vegetable Gardening : How to Plant Raised Vegetable Beds

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  • Johnny Irish 1 month ago

    I love your videos very helpful.

  • Johnny Irish 1 month ago

    Over the fall and winter I have built 4X4 boxes out of pallets…I guess my issue is what to put in these boxes once they are ready…At present I have 4-4X4 boxes…I am going to make more. My space is roughly 25'X40' and is fenced in. I love zucchini and I was wondering how many to put in my 4X4 spaces because the plants can grow so big…any ideas…pruning maybe.

  • Matthew StClair 1 month ago

    I'll be starting my first garden this year. It will be a raised bed garden. The reasons are… 1. I'm 48 and don't bend or kneel like I used to… 2. I live in North Central Texas with terrible soil (more like red clay) which covers two things really. Soil and drainage… 3. There are a lot of wild rabbits around here and I can't keep them out of my yard to begin with, so raised beds are definitely the way to go. Love your videos, I've already learned so much watching you and a few others on YouTube. Thank you for a ton of great information!!

  • The Super-wrench Garage 1 month ago

    Hi Gardener Scott what is your opinion on the style of beds using galvanized roof panels and lumber? I am considering making two of them thanks Matt

  • nappynew 1 month ago

    Would you recommend oak wood shavings for mulch? Someone is giving bags away free.

  • TheTrock121 1 month ago

    I got many15' 2×12's for free and am wrapping them w/ aluminum so they will never rot. I dug down 16" and added logs and organic matter before placing the frame on top. Does this count as a 28" deep bed? Beds are 40" x 15'.

  • Mermaid We 1 month ago

    I am creating raised beds with things i have. Old trash cans about 3 feet tall, the bottoms are gone. I will fill part way with yard waste and place large plastic pots on top with the good soil and add plants. These are all things i currently have in my yard.

  • Millicent Rowan 1 month ago

    Thank you for talking about this. I was wondering why so many people promoted the use of raised beds.

  • Lori-Ann Allen 1 month ago

    All of those reasons are exactly why I have raised beds!
    With heavy, compacted soil (that was previously grass seed and then neglected pasture) my ground really doesn't like to grow much. It costs me the same amount to buy the compost and such to fill a bed as it would to attempt to amend it. In the Willamette Valley, in western Oregon, we get 3 seasons of RAIN, too, so drainage and erosion cause a problem in ground plantings. Our area is acidic, and great for blueberries- but the flip of that coin is that it's not great for everything either.
    Gophers, voles, rats…ugh. Yes. We made the mistake of not putting the hardware cloth in our first bed- a rat made a burrow under all my plants and out the bottom so all my good soil kept being pushed out into the pathway and my plants uprooted. Even then, they faired better than the ones in the ground, since it was easier to repair the damage.
    Hoses, weeding, leaning over…..all of it. Every little bit of efficiency helps twice!

  • Janet Mertz 1 month ago

    Now, I can kill a catus, but have an idea I wonder if will work…First I live in 9 a zone. Second, may have excess to free plastic food transport containers= roughly 4 by 4. Now to put to work. Is this a plausible idea? Do the feet of the containers need to buried (deter snakes?). Any suggestions?

  • Argent Draconis 1 month ago

    One of the main reasons I built raised beds is More Light. With a very tiny back yard, there is only a single strip of space not shaded out by trees, but still partially shaded by being between the house and tall privacy fence (thankfully it does face South though!). By building 20" tall raised beds, I've been able to increase the sun exposure to my garden plants by 1-2 hours per day (from 7 to almost 9 hours in summer, and from 5 to about 6.5 hours in winter). It also helps prevent my garden area from getting waterlogged, due to being on a slope with heavy clay 'soil', that can turn to a muddy deathtrap during the heavy spring downpours.

  • steve paratore 1 month ago

    Haaaaa, beds give direction to you and your ho's. Good one Scott (sorry found that funny) @11:23

  • Freedom Flyer 1 month ago

    Your # 6 reason is my reason # 1 !!!!!

  • VIctoria Jankowski 1 month ago

    One advantage is that if you’re a renter or if you have to move kind of often depending on the types of beds you choose it’s a lot easier to pick up your garden and move it if you have to I’m using a cattle feed or water thing for my raised bed and while it is currently empty at least I know what size my bed will be and now I have to figure out where to put it on the new property so I don’t have to worry about what size of garden I’m going to have when my gardening season starts

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  • Jagannath Mukherji 1 month ago

    Hi Scott

    i'm Jagannath from Gujarat, India
    it's a equatorial region

    can you plz help me understand the direction of raised bed
    is my bed is 4 * 10

    i have kept 4 ft on North & South
    whereas 10 ft on East & West

    plz help

    Jagannath M

  • Eleni Demos 1 month ago

    It's not so much a bed. But I planted my orchard into 42 ltr (12gal) tubs. Have very heavy clay. Haven't had enough time to improve soil (clay is at least1.5 mtr [5 ft] deep). So I had to plant, or in some cases replant into tubs to avoid water logged trees. At times I'll have satturated soil for up to 6 weeks at a time. I also have raised beds, but you have mentioned most of the reasons already.

  • Bryan O'Malley 1 month ago

    Great information gardener Scott. BTW, Ha! What are the odds! My good friend Lily is my miniature dautschaunds name. Your lily is a great dog!

  • Obliv 1 month ago

    with those stock troughs, if you drill holes on the side an inch above the bottom (and not through the bottom) you'll have a "self watering pot" that can hold a little bit of excess water and help prevent the soil drying out so quick. It may help if you're in a hot region where the metal trough gets hot enough to dry the soil out quicker than usual