A Complete Guide to a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden: Building, Filling, Fertilizing & Planting Greens

A Complete Guide to a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden: Building, Filling, Fertilizing & Planting Greens

This is a complete video on building raised bed vegetable gardens. I show you the materials, review prices and present the general construction. I go over coco coir, peat moss and leaf-gro and how you would use them to fill a bed. I also give you a basic way to fertilize it organically. Finally I cover tips for planting radishes, lettuces and other greens.

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21 Comments

  1. pankaj goswami on March 14, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I’m really impressed….iam from india unfortunately this method not popular in india…..iam doing like you ….in my garden …thanks

  2. SantaAnaRoadWildman on March 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks Gary. This really was a complete guide!

  3. Sharon Godbout on March 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Gary! Do you think Cornmeal would help control the slugs and snails? or is that a hit and miss way to stop them? I have seen them eat cornmeal but….. wasn’t around for the results! 🙂
    Totally enjoy your very informative videos… Thank you! 🙂

  4. denesia Berry on March 14, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Hey gary!hubby got some fiber glass box 4×6 do you think it’s safe for raised bed garden.?

  5. DrewZeePlays on March 14, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Could i tske these dimensions and make it a planter box instead?

  6. محمدMohamed Alsaidi on March 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks Gary
    I learned a lot from your videos.

  7. Caitlyn Prusack on March 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Gary, Thanks for sharing all y’all our tips. I have been watching your videos in preparation for this years gardening. Last year, I started raised beds. About the same size in this video. However, I covered them for the winter. (After watching this video, I see that was probably a mistake). Is it too late to begin this process of soiling and fertilizing? I mainly just grow tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, and yellow squash. This year I’m starting the seedlings and germination process myself with a wire shelf and fluorescent lighting. I’ve also been watching your videos on tips for best outcomes with the seedlings and found it very informative. However, will they need watered every day?

  8. Bailey Woodward on March 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

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  9. Lorelei Fischer, Atlanta Realtor on March 14, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Really enjoying the videos. Getting excited about this year’ garden. Appreciate your time and effort sharing your knowledge. Here’s a question about containers: must you always have drainage? For instance, I see you using buckets and plastic containers that I know did not come with holes in them. Do you drill holes? I am considering using some galvanized buckets on the deck. I’ve seen people using the in gardens. Is that going to work? We live in Atlanta, GA. It gets pretty darn hot.

  10. 64samsky on March 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I’m from Baltimore but moved to Florida in September. I love the fact that I can plant almost year round, but I have to put my vegetables above the dirt because of nematodes! I had an awesome raised bed in my yard in Baltimore, but I have to do it differently here. Keep up the good work!

  11. Jim Marcum on March 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    is pressure treated safe for growing food??

  12. The Rudimental Gardener on March 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Great video Gary, I appreciate the time you put in to getting these videos done. I hope to start doing some videos soon on my channel to help fellow gardeners as well based on my experiences. One thing I have learned about how to determine the size of the bed is to plan out your garden before hand. When I moved into my new how 4 years ago, my garden space in the back yard was much different than my previous residence. I found that building 3 X 6 foot raised beds worked better for me and I chose to make them 18" tall so that I would have the flexibility to grow root crops as well (my beds are not mixed into the earth soil beneath, the soil in the bed is only used due to heavy clay soils here in the Dallas,TX area). Also, when deciding what type of wood to use I ended up choosing cedar fence pickets and fence rails. They have held up nicely and the cost was affordable, plus the size of the beds allowed me to make the most of my garden space. Thanks again for all your efforts.

  13. Lamprine Datsika on March 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    congratulations on the nice video! It is very helpful to give us the instructions you give us and especially for us beginners. Thank you! Goodnight from Greece.

  14. Darius LaRue on March 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Hey, Gary, I build with 2x4s quite often and never predrill holes. You can just go for it with a 3 inch screw and save some time.

  15. Bethany's World on March 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    What if my arms are only a foot and a half long? 😉

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  17. Shannon Carlson on March 14, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    The best way to take care of slugs without using any chemicals is to create a little pond. It can be as small as an old shallow bin. Frogs will come to the pond and your garden and devour the slugs. Truly organic.

  18. BDM on March 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    would you recommend a higher raised bed for tomatoes and peppers as I have seen some that are double this height but not sure if its for a particular reason or they planted on a solid ground. good video thanks.

  19. juannegron28 on March 14, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    What do you think about using mushroom dirt? There are a lot of mushroom houses here in Cecil county and the dirt is pretty cheap.

  20. Sookie Scott on March 14, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for all the videos, learning to garden instead of watching TV.

  21. morefaiththanever D.l on March 14, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    How often can you cut lettuce in a raised bed before you have to transplant a new batch? I’m in zone 8. I want to have regular cuts of lettuce. Do I plant seedlings every 2-3 weeks and keep transplanting to the raised bed outside for multiple harvests or can I only start seedlings once in February and transplant to the outside for growing? How often does cut and come lettuce regrow until leaves bolt?

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