How to Build a Raised Garden Bed for Under $15!

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed for Under !

Gardening season is in full swing and I’m trying out some raised garden beds on the farm thus year to improve our water drainage issues. We’ve been getting a lot of rain and or clay soil is getting really compacted and takes forever to drain. So raised garden beds it is! I’ve made four already and it’s such a quick and easy project that I decided to make a video tutorial and share it with you in hopes of giving you some inspiration to try your hand at growing some food this year!

There are a lot of videos and blog posts on inexpensive ways to build your own garden beds but many of them were not very inexpensive solutions in my eyes. I was able to make mine for very little money so I’m sharing what I did in this video with you.

Before using any power tools please practice safety precautions to ensure proper and safe use of all tools and supplies. Read and follow manufacturer’s instructions for the tools and supplies you are using. Use eye and hand protection if the project requires it and of course, have fun!

Supplies you’ll need:
• Two 2x8x8 foot boards of untreated wood- I used pine but if you can get a good deal on some cedar or redwood then that would be better since they are both naturally rot resistant and should last longer.

• 4 wooden chunks of a 2×4 cut to the width of the board you are using. In my case it was 7 3/8″.

• about 20 outdoor/exterior wood screws at 2.5″ or longer.

• Cordless drill with predrilling/countersinking bits

This 4 foot x 4 foot raised bed cost me just under and is a great way to start growing food, herbs or even just flowers. This is the size suggested in the Square Foot Gardening method.

Give it a try!

Thanks for watching!

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your skills and tips. It's obvious that you have a passion for your family and others.This video is Awesome!

  2. Great video and instructions. What do I place in the bottom of the raised garden? My ground is not even so I have a drainage issue.

  3. Nicely done lady. Wish more young women were as intelligent, generally skilled and curious. After watching your vid, I will probably add a raised be to my garden and see how it performs against the norm. Thank you.

  4. Thank you so much I have been wanting to grow my own veggie and fruit garden for my family.. Been getting info for over two years now with different answers, at one point it was overwhelming so last year I didn't do it.. Your way not only seems easy but cheaper.. I'm from Brooklyn where my great grandma had a garden in our backyard and as much as I wish I had her opinion she is no longer here so I have to do my own research.. Now living in GA it has become an obsession of mines but I can't seem to find the right way to do it.. Now with you I will find the courage to do it, so thank you again..

  5. You are a natural teacher on this. Concise. Precise and Effective. I'm inspired to tackle some raised bed construction. Thanks

  6. Great video, you're a natural! You don't use 2 words when 1 will do and you don't continually repeat yourself (time waster and personal pet peeve about most YouTubers). As soon as I figure out how to keep the deer away, I'll be building a few of these beds. Thanks!

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