Building a Raised Garden Bed
I have a project coming up that I am super excited about!
My boys and I are making some raised garden beds!
(Ours will not look as good as the ones above, but a girl can dream, right?)
Thankfully, we are going to have a little help in building our beds. Lowe’s has partnered with Craftsy to create tutorials on how to do it all! We are going to follow their instructions as we build our garden beds.
You wanna do it with us?
You can make your own raised garden beds too!
For FREE You Get:
- 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
- Class materials, including supply lists, instructions and crop rotation tips
- Hours of close-up instruction
- Answers from the instructors, Karen and Andy, in the virtual classroom
Check out all of these lessons! I am super excited to watch these videos for instruction. I think it will be great to watch them with my boys so they can understand what we are doing and why.
I’m particularly interested in Lesson 4 and 5. :)
You also get written instructions with pictures as well!
We’ve already got our space picked out in the backyard. We will be building our beds by the chicken coop.
I can’t wait to share the process with you over the next couple of weeks!
I would love it if you would join us. If you have been thinking about raising garden, this would be a great time to do it! You can send me pictures when you are finished, and I can share them on my blog. :)
Have you ever built a raised garden bed? Got any tips or tricks for me?
This post is sponsored by my favorite store in the world, Lowe’s! All opinions are 100% mine.
I look forward to this post. I thought you already had a garden from the prior owners that you cleaned out. If they had that one for a while it’s almost impossible to duplicate the soil of an old garden well composted, etc. I guess I don’t understand why everyone wants a raised garden and pays for soil etc. Be careful with the wood you use as any insecticide in the wood is absorbed into the plants. Is your Dad going to help the the plantings. I loved your post on his garden.
We’ve just done containers for the past few years because a vegetable garden just became overwhelming with our jobs but this really looks nice! Thanks for posting this. Going to send a pic to my husband. Looking forward to working in the yard FINALLY!
Hopefully this inspires you and your hubby to get back in the garden this season!
Hopefully you will inspire me to use ours!! Our house came with them and they have been empty for the two years we have lived here. Now that my youngest is getting a little older I feel like I might have time to actually take advantage of them!!!
Traci, I am so excited for you. We’ve had raised beds not for several years and love them. Practical reason #1 ~ watering. Flood the bed and done, less water wasted, more time for playing. Practical reason #2 ~ weeding. We have mulch in between beds that keeps the weeds down. A quick spray of weed killer to get the strays here and there. And, weeding doesn’t feel so overwhelming for me or the kids. I ask my children to weed one bed every few days or so for their daily chore. Bonus: This mama doesn’t have to weed much!
Suggestions: Invest in a mini tiller. They are very helpful and less work when turning the dirt over. Replenish the soil with compost every two/three years. Rotate beds. And, finally, buy the silver/shinny children’s pinwheels and put them in your beds to keep the birds away!
Blessings for a successful build. Happy Gardening!
Lisa! Thanks so much for these awesome suggestions!
Hi Traci, I’m a little late in reading your post but still wanted to share a tidbit of information-buy cedar fence slats for the four sides. They are very cheap and beneficial in keeping bugs away. I can’t remember the exact cost but I’m pretty sure each raised bed we made was less than $15 per bed. My husband and 2 of our sons were able to get 6 beds made and firmly in the ground in just a couple of hours. This is our second year with them and I love my beds! Only downfall is that they make gardening so much fun I want more!!