Wooden Garden beds are made from many different types of wood. Here you must first sort out according to the bed dimensions, since not all types of wood can be supplied in the desired lengths and thicknesses. In addition, the choice of the wood used depends on the intended function of the bed and its lifespan and ultimately also on the size of your wallet.
Raised bed gardening offers a number of advantages for beginners and experienced gardeners. Not only do they require tiny space, they can also be built directly above your concrete terrace. The best thing is, if you have a bad back, you never have to bend down to harvest vegetables or pull weeds.
Here we take a look at these fantastic garden bed ideas that will change your perception of garden beds.
Building a raised garden bed is surprisingly easy. All you need is deck screws, cedar wood and some determination. I bet you can easily pick them from Target or Walmart. Jump to a small project and see how it’s done.
Don’t you love using unexpected objects as planters? I do! However, the use of reused wine box planters initially requires the construction of a wooden platform to display the cute wine box planters.
Most of us love raised beds, whether you are a green thumb or an experienced gardener, because they can be filled with good soil and fertilizer with less weeds, require little or no digging, and are easy to drain.
You can plant seeds closer in a raised garden bed because the light soil mix improves the effectiveness of water and oxygen, which allows the roots to expand more easily.
A raised garden bed is also usually warmer than the ground, so you can plant a few weeks earlier than you could just plant it in the ground.
The pleasant working height of the raised bed enables gardeners to be comfortable, without having to bend over. In addition, the height protects the seedlings from animals and thus ensures an almost weed-free and snail-free garden experience. At the same time, the earth in a raised bed is warmed up better and thus ensures faster growth of your plants.
Gardening without your own garden
Another advantage: You don’t need your own garden for a raised bed. Since little space is required, gardening is also possible on your own balcony or terrace. There are no limits to the planting of the raised bed. How about, for example, your own little herb garden or fresh vegetables, always at hand? Raised beds can also be optimally used as a property boundary – practical and individual at the same time.
- Selected material – Our raised garden bed is made of no paint, non-toxic 100% fir wood, which is known for its strength and dimensional stability as well as its natural resistance to rot and pests. The 1.5cm/ 0.6’’ thick solid wood boards are only sanded to prevent any undesired injury caused by wood splinters.
- Useful & Practical – With this helpful planter, you can cultivate plants like vegetable, flowers, herbs in your patio, yard, garden and greenhouse, and make them more convenient to manage.
- Customizable design – This elevated planter provides 3 growing areas for different plants or planting methods. Each tier is connected with wood plugs, which allows this 3-tier garden bed to be easily transformed into 3 separate growing beds in different sizes if needed.
- Easy-to-assemble – This vegetable garden is built in a simple yet stable structure which is very easy and quick to set up. Necessary hardware is included for your convenience.
- Low maintenance required – Our high-quality garden bed planter is built to last for years without much care and maintenance. Please Note:The plant bed does not come with a bottom plate and the each partition is immoveable. Please make sure that you do not mind before ordering.
- Stable raised bed kit with plug connection for quick and easy self-assembly – no screws necessary
- The planting staircase is made of Nordic pine and pressure-impregnated for optimum protection outdoors – no painting necessary
- Raised bed film is included in the kit, so you do not need any additional accessories for the assembly – film made of geotextile
- Stable, robust raised bed and herb bed with the external dimensions (length x width x height) 100x80x40cm for all seasons
- The thickness of the boards is 18-19mm depending on the wood moisture of the material. The raised bed is delivered dry packed in a box.
- Made of 0.6’’ natural fir wood frame
- Built in 3-tier stair type design to suit varied plants
- Designed for planting flower, vegetable and small tree
- Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use to grown plants
- Ample 4×4’ design for more planting space
- 2×2’’ thick leg for added stability and durability
- Simple dovetail design, easy to assemble under the manual
- Please Note:The plant bed does not come with a bottom plate and the each partition is immoveable. Please make sure that you do not mind before ordering.
- Material: Solid fir wood
- Color: Natural
- Board Thickness: 0.6’’
- Third Tier Size: 49 x 49 x 21.9’’ (LxWxH)
- Second Tier Size: 49 x 33.9 x 15’’ (LxWxH)
- First Tier Size: 49 x 18.5 x 8.3’’ (LxWxH)
- Leg Size: 2 x 2’’ (LxW)
- G.W.: 38.7 Lb
Outdoor and Indoor Usage
- This plant bed can be placed not only at patios, porches, decks, balconies or garden. It features beautiful look and practical function. Not only can it serve as a decorative work but also fully plays its practical role.
100% Natural Fir Wood
- Use completely natural fir to this garden bed, no chemical additives added, which is very environmental and is harmless to human body.
Stable and Durable Garden Bed
- This solid wood ensures the durability and solidness, which is stable and durable enough to strongly support the weight from the garden bed itself and plant, ideal for all years’ use.
|Product Dimensions||49 x 49 x 21.9 inches|
|Item Weight||27.9 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||31.5 pounds|
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How to grow in raised boxes
Together with Do it + Garden you become a gardening artist in boxes.
The Urban Farming trend continues to be popular: even without a garden, in fact, many want to grow vegetables, aromatic herbs and salads on their own. Growing in a raised box is not difficult. However, gardening enthusiasts will get a copious harvest only by following certain rules. For the success of your amateur gardener project, here you will find all the tips and tricks useful for your plants to grow at their best.
When is the best time to grow in a raised box?
The ideal time to grow in a raised box is spring, but autumn is also a suitable season thanks to the filling material such as vegetable waste and compost available in abundance.
What should I pay attention to before buying?
Before the planning and preparation phase, it is necessary to identify where the box will be placed: whether in the garden in direct contact with the ground or on a balcony or terrace not in direct contact with the ground. The right model and a sunny position are decisive factors.
How should I proceed to correctly fill the raised cassette?
To fill the raised cistern you can proceed in different ways depending on whether or not the cistern has a continuous bottom and is therefore not in direct contact with the ground. In the following we explain in detail both types:
Raised cistern without continuous bottom / in direct contact with the ground
It can be filled both with materials available in nature (branches, bushes, made up of leftovers from the kitchen, etc.) and with packaged products from the Do it + Garden assortment. If the raised box is made of wood, it is better not to place it directly on the ground to make it last longer. It is advisable to first dig a groove of about 20 – 30 cm in the ground with a perimeter of about 5 cm larger than the raised box. The hollow must then be filled with gravel.
To prevent voles, moles and the like from feeding on the cultivated vegetables, insert a protective net from the rats before filling. To effectively protect the internal wooden walls from the wet, apply a draining membrane.
For the sequence of insertion of the filling materials, refer to the following tables (chronological list, the filling material at the top must be entered first).
Both in the case of filling in autumn and spring it is essential to create an appropriate drainage layer to have a fertile vegetable garden. For this purpose we recommend the use of light and stable expanded clay, which, depending on the height of the garden, makes up ¼ or at most ⅓ of the height of the cultivation bed. Applying a separation fiber over the expanded clay prevents the soil from entering the drainage layer during watering. A layer of compost from garden or composted soil generates decomposition heat due to the effect of organic stratification and serves vegetables as a growth engine.
To this must be added a layer of universal soil or soil for vegetables which can be completed with a little soil for sowing and for aromatic herbs. In this way you create ideal conditions for the growth of your seedlings. The weekly addition of a universal organic and organic fertilizer to the water used for watering helps your vegetables to grow rapidly and provides all the nutrients needed for a growing season. In the gardens set up on a balcony, the soil is depleted faster and replaced at least partially once a year.
What can I plant in the raised box?
The raised gardens are mainly used to grow vegetables, given that the good soil conditions promise an optimal harvest. Grow mixed crops by choosing tall plants near low seedlings, so that they do not shade each other. Generally a raised vegetable garden set up in the garden is larger than the vegetable gardens cultivated on the balconies and allows you to experiment with many types of vegetables.
Vegetables with a high absorption of nutrients, such as cabbage or potatoes, require a lot of space grow slowly and, being in a limited space, produce a rather small harvest. With fast-growing fruit and vegetables, such as different varieties of salad, radishes, onions, spinach, tomatoes, carrots or strawberries, success is assured and the eye will also play its part.
With a raised vegetable garden you will certainly not be able to grow all the vegetables to bring to your table, but the joy of seeing your own vegetables grow is indescribable. Grow your favorite vegetables and those of your children or grandchildren.
When is the right time to sow, plant and harvest?
Those who grow vegetables for the first time in a raised vegetable garden will do well to respect the following five-year rotation plan:
So-called nutrient-absorbing vegetables are grown in the first year, such as cabbage, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots and leeks. In the present case, these are plants with a high need for nourishment, the contribution of which is particularly optimal at this time since the fresh soil of the raised vegetable garden is still very rich in nutrients.
In the second and third year it is the turn of vegetables with medium absorption of nutrients, such as spinach, sprig, dill and potatoes.
In the fourth and fifth year, vegetables with a low assortment of nutrients are planted, such as Brussels sprouts, white cabbage, salad, cauliflower and beans.
After five years the nutrients are usually depleted and it is therefore advisable to completely replace the earth. During this operation, the old soil can be used as humus. In autumn it is also advisable to enrich the soil with a green fertilizer.
From mid-March it is already possible to transplant the first salads and kohlrabi. Being sensitive, the posts must be covered at night with a non-woven cloth. With a bit of luck you can pick up the first salad already in late April.
The following table shows the varieties of vegetables and the most suitable months for sowing or transplanting them.
|Vegetables||Seeds / seedlings||Harvest period|
|Cauliflower||Seedlings from mid-April||8–12 weeks after planting (needs lots of water)|
|Broccoli||Sowing from February, leave to pre-marinate in the heat / Plantation from March, April||90 days after sowing, when the flower heads are already large but still closed|
|beans||Plantation in early May||2–3 months after sowing|
|peas||March to July (soil temperature: minimum 8 degrees)||After 3–4 months (when you can feel the seeds in the pods by touch)|
|Baby Leaf cut salads||Sow from March to September||Continuous harvest until the first frost|
|Formentino||From July to September||After approximately 8-10 weeks; frost-resistant, it can therefore also be harvested in winter|
|Verza||From mid-July to early August||Early varieties from September; frost-resistant, it can therefore also be harvested in winter|
|carrots||March to June||Depending on the variety, about 4–7 weeks after sowing.|
|Potatoes||Leave to prewarm in the heat / Plantation from April to May||Harvested after about 100 days, depending on the variety, from September to October|
|Capuchin salad||Between March and May||After about 10 weeks|
|Ravanelli / ramolaccio||Between March and September||After about 4–6 weeks, as long as the tubers are|
|Beets||Sow directly in the vegetable garden from mid-April. Seedlings purchased between March and August||Seedlings purchased between March and August|
|Spinach leaves||Sow from late February to May||Depending on the variety, 10–12 weeks|
|tomatoes||Sowing from March, leave to pre-marinate in the heat / Plantation only after the frost in May (in mid-May)||Harvested from August to September|
|onions||Bulb plantation from February to April||Continuous harvest or from August to harvest in dry weather conditions for storage|
|Various aromatic herbs: parsley, chives, thyme, oregano, sage, rosemary||Plantation from late April Basil should only be planted from mid-May||constantly|
Customer questions & answers
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Should this be painted or sealed?
I did not paint or seal it and it’s holding up fine. Over the years of I learned regardless of wood or what you do, the life of wooden beds is about 3-5 years
not need paint pr seal the item, it can be used direcctly, no worries.
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what do you use as a bottom when placing on concrete
I placed landscape/weed barrier fabric because of sitting
directly over ground on grass. Not sure about concrete.
I stapled weed fabric into the bottom of mine. Leave plenty of slack so the soil doesn’t pull the fabric loose. It seems to be working ok. This holds the dirt in and they’re able to drain.
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How to care for the wood
Several coats of polyurethane. The wood is light and soft so I don’t expect them to last more than a few years. That said, I would purchase again.
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About how much soil will I need to fill it?
How many cubic feet of soil does it take.
By Texas Sandy on March 17, 2020
I put in 8 large bags to fill it.
- With us, the raised bed survives the third year
of use without further wood treatment.
On delivery, I was skeptical whether it would survive the assembly at all, but went quickly (I don’t think it even contained assembly instructions, we used the product image as a guide). The quality is ok. The slats probably hold the weight steadily, since the volume of the overall size is relatively low compared to conventional raised beds. I am satisfied with the quality 5 * The price should have been lower, because really little material was used, but 3 *.
- There are three bags for the earth, which are attached using a hand tacker. Of course I tried without a staple gun, but gave up in time. That was the only problem I had with this article.
- Super great raised bed for a great price-performance ratio. For a long time I was looking for a suitable raised bed in which I could also put my wine plant. Since the highest step is 54cm high, the bed fit perfectly. The set-up is absolutely simple and can easily be done by one person.
- I strongly advise against ordering the raised bed. It is very unstable, poorly manufactured and after the first filling with earth it has broken apart, so there are better ones on the market. The dealer is very inflexible in this regard.