How to Build Raised Beds for Vegetables

February 19, 2011 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips

A quick and easy way to make your own raised beds for growing vegetables

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8 Responses to “How to Build Raised Beds for Vegetables”
  1. gertrudesbiz says:

    LOVE this information….you did a great job in presenting it. This has really changed the way I garden for ever!

  2. seedtoplate says:

    Hey Super DB

    Raised beds are great for patios, and don’t need to be any deeper than 8 inches, unless you’re growing lots of root veg. The main advantage of deeper soil is moisture retention. But if you water regularly/have an irrigation system that’s not a problem. You don’t need anything underneath them.

    Also consider a ‘stretcher bar’ across the middle of an 8ft x 4 ft raised bed (creating two 4ft x 4ft beds) as the wood will have a tendency to bow if it’s not fixed down.


  3. SuperDb78 says:

    Great video, very informative channel, love it!

    Would this principle be ok if you were putting a raised bed onto concrete? I only have a patio garden. I was thinking of making the beds deeper to compensate then putting some materials at the bottom for drainage.

  4. seedtoplate says:

    Glad you liked the video. I think the advice you’re getting is good. The timber from the shed is likely to be too flimsy to make a raised bed. And if it’s rotten too…. You’ll save a lot of time and effort if you buy some tannelised planks from your local builders merchant

    Good luck!


  5. kidswebsitesguide says:

    Great vid after watching a few here lol

    We are taking down an old shed which looks very old and grey…i’d like to recycle all that wood and make some raised beds – but I’ve been told not to, as I’d be wasting my time…saying it’s probably rotten and I’d have to rebuild them in no time. Very novice gardener, doing it all with the kids, so silly question of the day…just cos this shed looks grey and weather worn, how do I know if it’s suitable or rotten?


  6. EatThisBitches says:

    but i like muddy feets! this year is my 1st garden ever and doing good so far.

  7. seedtoplate says:

    Glad you found it useful. Raised beds do make life a lot easier. Hope you get lots of tasty veggies! Peter

  8. moifmurphy says:


    We’ve followed this guide and our beds are looking ace. Looking forward to more videos.

    Keep up the good work.

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