DIY Raised Garden Bed

Growing up, my parents had a huge garden. Summer evenings had us picking corn, green beans, potatoes, carrots, or whatever veggie mom was cooking up that night. This easy, smaller scale version can be made in a few hours.
1. Secure boards together to make a large rectangle.
2. Add legs at each corner.
3. Dig holes for each of the legs and place the bed in the holes.
4. Fill with dirt and plant!
Secure boards to make a large rectangle. Add legs to secure down into ground.
Place bed in holes.
Fill with dirt.
Plant your favorite veggies and herbs!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Aram Stepanian
    on Jan 30, 2018

    Is there a general benefit to a raised garden as compared to planting in the ground aside from avoiding varments from below?
  • Ed Braidic
    on Sep 4, 2018

    What kind of wood

    • Tammy
      on Feb 21, 2019

      You can use cedar,pine, old barn wood. Never use treated lumber because the chemicals that are in the wood will leach into the soil and become toxic

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  • Phyllis Minga
    on Feb 25, 2015

    I built one myself a couple of yeas ago and now i want to build three more to use my little space. I make my own compost and love to garden. Fresh vegetables are always better.

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on Oct 14, 2015

    Such a lovely garden bed you have posted.The ideas shared by you are really good. I also have some related notions which will surely be a boon for you and will definitely add a lot to your ideas. Fences around your garden not only give privacy and security but also can enhance an-elegant-equestrian-touch and protect your yard from pets.Thanks for great article.

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