Raised Bed Gardening Products
Be sure to check out these great raised bed gardening products:
Raised Bed Planters
Raised bed planters are an easy way to get started on your raised bed garden. You can start with one raised bed for a decent garden, or expand to a few beds to grow more food, or add an herb or flower garden. Usually, these planters come as pictured. But, note there are taller raised beds that go easy on your back. Make sure when you choose your raised bed, it’s made from a nontoxic material that will not leach chemicals into your soil.
Rectangular Raised Bed Planter
This rectangular raised bed planter looks like it was made with hand fitted granite blocks, but it wasn’t. It’s actually made with high-density polyethylene – a durable plastic that’s lightweight and shock resistant. This material will withstand intense sunlight and is finished to give a realistic stone appearance. The double finish isn’t just a surface coat – it will not chip, peel, or crack over time.
Cedar Raised Bed Planter
This cedar raised bed planter offers superior draining and can help prevent weeds from intruding into your garden or flower beds. It also reduces stooping and back strain by bringing plants about a foot closer to you. The standard size is 3 feet deep, 6 feet wide, and 13 inches tall. That’s big enough for 3 to 5 rows of most decorative plants. It’s made of cedar – cedar wood and cedar oil are natural repellents that can be used to keep moths and squirrels away from your decorative plants.
Raised Bed Gardening Kits
Raised bed garden kits are an easy way to start a garden. Kits will vary in design, set up, and cost. With kits, you can customize your raised bed garden to your needs. Here are some kit design ideas:
Easy Round Raised Bed Kit
If you are new to gardening or looking for an inexpensive way to start raised beds, this round raised bed kit is a good choice. It’s under $30 and easy to set up. With a four foot diameter, it is easy to reach the middle of the bed from any direction. This round raised bed, also, makes an excellent garden for kids. With the circular design, it makes a cheap summer project for a pizza garden for kids. Try it; they will be entertained all summer long.
Raised Bed Staking Kit
This raised bed staking kit one of the most versatile raised bed kits. With this kit, you get four corner brackets, two middle brackets, and the screws you will need to attach the brackets. It’s a great deal for only $89.99. And, you can tailor this kit to your location, whether you need a square, rectangle, or even a lopsided bed. These brackets are the easy trick to using reclaimed lumber to start your raised beds. Remember the pile of wood you’ve been saving for just the right project? Here’s the project: raised gardening beds.
Raised Beds for Patios, Decks, and Small Spaces
If you are thinking you can’t grow your own food because you don’t have enough space in your small yard or patio, think again! Here are some great options for gardening for decks, patios, porches or even balconies. Most of these raised beds are off the ground, so you don’t have to worry about the surface of the patio or soil drainage.
Raised Bed Planters
No room in the yard to make a raised bed garden on the ground? You can still garden successfully with a raised bed planter like one of these. These square raised bed planters are perfect for the patio or deck. Even if you do have space in your yard, these raised bed planters are great at keeping the pests out of your vegetables and flowers. These planters start at only $179.99, made of cedar and are available in three heights.
Small Space Raised Bed Planter
This small space raised bed planter is the supreme of raised beds. It’s made of cedar, so it resists pests. But, that isn’t the cool part of this bed. It’s loaded with features. The bed is 4 foot by 4 foot, but maximizes space with trellises for plant support and growth on each side. On three sides the trellises fold down to reach the planter.
Also, watering is made easy on this raised bed. The planter comes with a produce wash stand, battery operated irrigation system, soaker hose, coil hose, and a deluxe sprayer. What else could you need? It’s available for $299.99, and it is almost like an instant garden. Just add soil and plant. Only hand tools are needed to assemble.
Improving Soil in Raised Beds
Healthy soil is the start to any successful garden. How do you get great soil? Start with adding organic matter to your soil with compost. That’s the easiest way to improve the soil in raised beds. Check out these gardening and composting products geared to improving and maintaining healthy soil in raised beds.
Tumbleweed compost bin
Compost is the key to rich soil, even in raised bed gardening. This excellent tumbling compost bin makes composting fast and easy, for under $200. The composter spins on the frame aerating the compost and speeds up the breakdown of the compost materials. There are tons of different composters, but if you want easy– this tumbling bin is the way to go.
Electronic Soil Tester
An electronic soil tester like this one can help you determine soil pH, soil moisture, fertility, and whether or not you are getting enough sunlight to effectively garden. These soil testers are very inexpensive, only $37.99. But, they can save you a lot of guessing when it comes to your soil conditions.