Added by on 2019-03-24

I will be doing several videos to highlight different garden beds, styles, planting and care as a way to help new gardeners get ideas on how they may like to build their first gardens. This is about the basics of raised beds. You can always find more detailed videos on my YT channel. I recommend the following Gardening & Homestead YT Channels: Roots & Refuge CaliKim Garden & Home DIY Please Help Support My Channel: The Rusted Garden – Thanks! Visit The Rusted Garden Seed & Garden Shop: – Check out my discounted seed collections & my ‘Grow as I Grow’ collection. Shop on Amazon and Support The Rusted Garden for Free: Anything you purchase gives a % return back to TRG. It is free. Just use The Rusted Garden Amazon Portal anytime you shop. Thanks for using my link. It helps fund my garden videos! You can also find gardening products I use in my videos here… I now have an Amazon Influencer’s storefront. I put the products I use, in videos, there. Shopping there is free and The Rusted Garden gets a percentage of sales for anything you buy on Amazon. Thanks! I have products set up by categories. You can go to my storefront using this secure link: Products in My 2019 YouTube Videos Seed Starting Supplies and Grow-Light Stations Containers, Pots and Small Green Houses Better Greenhouses & Acclimation Set-Ups Fertilizers & Amendments: Indoor and Outdoor Gardening Disease and Pest Management Garden Tools: The Rusted Garden Gardening Books and Resources Products I Use and Recommend. I have an affiliation with them: The Seed Company I Recommend is Everwilde Farms: Use the code RUSTEDGARDEN for a free seed pack. No ‘THE’ in this […]

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  • Amy A 1 year ago

    I'm a brand new Gardner and questioning if this is enough soil for all plants or do others need more? Specifically asking about green beans, this is enough soil to grow in? Planning on planting rattlesnake beans with this method.

  • tauruskatt1 1 year ago

    Perfect timing! I'm seed starting indoors now to restart a raised bed from a previous homeowner this spring that's been, uh, "resting" for a couple years, lol. I de-weeded it well last fall and the poor thing is 40% moss-covered now, so this'll be a fun mystery to solve! Really appreciate having a knowledgeable fellow Marylander, it's hard to thread that needle of when to start and when to transplant.

  • chef 204 1 year ago

    I really enjoy your channel. Thank you! I am doing raised beds for the first Tim this year. I filled them with 50/50 compost and top soil. When planting would I also use an organic fertilizer, or will the compost be enough? Thank you

  • Danette Warner 1 year ago

    Great vidio, what is the tallest youd make a raised bed, my knees and back are demandin
    i switch to one?

  • Gary Klingelsmith 1 year ago

    My 12" deep raised beds are full after adding 3" of compost and mulch. What do you suggest for next year? Do I remove some soil and add more compost or add additional height (6") to the beds?

  • Straw Bale Gardening Australia 1 year ago

    I’d go straw bales cheaper no tilling no weeds no soil borne diseases sustainable

  • East Mesa Urban Homestead 1 year ago

    Great starter video Gary. When does the grow off start for the tomatoes?

  • Flame BMG 1 year ago

    This comment doesn't exactly pertain to this video but I've watched 90% of your videos as I begin my own garde and you've been a huge help. Quick question: can I plant green lentils anywhere around tomatoes or is this a bad idea?

  • Lena Hall 1 year ago


  • Seth J. Gillihan 1 year ago

    Thanks so much Gary. I built raised beds this winter that are about 11 inches tall. Is it OK to plop the dirt and compost right on top of the sod, assuming drainage isn’t an issue, or do I need to do either cardboard over it or turn it over? Thank you!

  • LARRY'S BRAIN 1 year ago

    Excellent, Gary! I'd bet that your plants are going to do very well! Good luck, this season.

  • Brenda Hibner 1 year ago

    What are your thoughts on the cloth raised beds like the big bag bed?

  • Tom Beilman 1 year ago

    Have you tried using mushroom compost in the bag on raised beds

  • Myeloman 1 year ago

    I don't know what the treated lumber here in California is treated with but it does NOT look like that, and if I ever get a splinter from it it gets really nasty and starts to fester. Whatever it is they treat it with, I'm not growing food anywhere near it. That said, I am very fortunate to be able to get redwood for comparable prices and it lasts just as long and is 100% all natural and biodegradable.

    One thing I would add, when you first described the sizes of your beds you were a bit confusing. I would say beds should not be more than four feet wide, and the length can be as long as you want, within reason. I have two 4×10' beds and two 4×12', with 2-3' between them in case I need to get something like a wheelbarrow through to the back. They are 2-2×6's high and there's one cross piece in the center to keep the sides from bowing out. Otherwise, they're super easy to build. Oh, and I used stainless steel screws so they don't rust. 😉

  • Jennifer Lavoie 1 year ago

    Congrats on 200 000 subscribers! I know you were looking forward to the milestone. Also, awesome start to the homestead garden and a great informative video as usual!

  • Yvencia Simmons 1 year ago

    Love the videos

  • Heather Smith 1 year ago

    Thanks for the video! I just started my raised beds, and several neighborhood cats keep using them as a litter box 🙁 I tried using a liquid fence to deter them with smell, but they just walked right over it the same day I sprayed when I was not there. I am growing tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers. I try to dig out the cat poop, but I have heard nothing will grow there. Any suggestions that would protect all my babies, and still allow me access to garden?

  • Sajad Ahmed 1 year ago

    Hi Gary your raised beds look amazing looking forward to seeing what you grow in them. Good luck.

  • Argent Draconis 1 year ago

    Hey Gary, about how soon after putting down the cardboard and soil can you plant? I'm making a raised Container garden this year with totes that have the bottoms cut out. (can't afford pressure treated wood this year and I got the totes for free). I want to go ahead and start getting them ready this week, but I will be planting the first week of April, so I'm wondering if 2 weeks will be enough time, or if I should punch a few holes in the cardboard for the roots to start going through down into the ground beneath. Will be planting peppers, tomatoes, and tomatillos in them.

  • hypersapien 1 year ago

    I just built my raised beds and filled them with soil this last weekend! I put a little extra effort into making them 2 feet tall, in hopes that I will be more motivated to manage weeding if it is less of a burden to bend down as far.