Plants & Gardening

7 Raised Garden Bed Ideas To Give You A Green Thumb

December 24, 2019 by

There are a number of reasons to go with a raised garden bed rather than a full garden planted in the ground. Sometimes, it’s a space issue and other times, it’s just a personal preference. Maybe you don’t have the room in your backyard or a backyard at all and need a raised garden bed to work on that green thumb of yours. Or, you just like the way that raised garden beds look. There is something so sleek and rustic about a simple raised flower bed on a balcony or patio area. Naturally, if this is the way you want to go, you are going to want to know about the next raised garden bed ideas, some of which you can do yourself.

Once you’ve decided to make a raised garden bed for outside of your home, you’ll probably see the benefits soon enough. For one, the soil in a raised airbed is a lot more pure and you won’t need to till it, which i actually better for its overall quality. You will also be free from weeds that might grow near garden beds in the ground and gravitate toward gardens. And because raised garden beds are created away from the ground, you won’t have to worry about waiting to start your garden. Instead of waiting for the final frost of the season to pass, you can start your garden a little earlier with a raised garden bed.

But before you get to see any of the benefits, you’ll need to figure out which of these raised garden bed ideas you want to make or buy for yourself.

1. Cedar Box Garden Bed

This garden bed uses cedar wood, which is rot resistant. When you have a raised garden that you are keeping outside and regularly watering, you are going to want wood that withstands time and the elements. It also helps that cedar just looks nice. And if you are making this to add something to your patio, you’re going to want something that’s aesthetically pleasing. You’ll need to be comfortable using wood and screws, but the whole process is pretty simple for this one.

2. Raised Bed With Benches

For this one, you will need lots of carefully measured wood and deck screws, but for being such an intricate design, the supplies aren’t all that intimidating, though you will need to have experience with different kinds of saws. You will need to follow the instructions precisely to get the attached benches just right, but they add something a little extra to this raised wood garden bed.

3. Modern Metal Raised Bed

This modular raised bed is one you can buy already made for the most part, so there isn’t much to do other than plant your garden and hopefully reap the benefits. The design offers different ways to fit it in whatever space you have available and it has 15 inches of depth to work with. And although you will need to put it together to suit your needs, it doesn’t require any tools.

4. Animal Feeding Trough Garden Bed

If you have access to some animal feeding troughs, you can use them to make raised garden beds that need very little work to get started. All you need to do is drill drainage holes in the bottom to allow water to escape as needed. Plus, the metal sides help keep the soil warm when it needs to be without drying it out.

5. Raised Garden Bed With Legs

This is technically a smaller raised garden  bed meant for kids, but if you’re just starting out, it could be what you need to get confident with doing raised bed gardening yourself. It’s a relatively easy garden bed to build yourself and the legs which keep it raised off the ground make it a little easier to work with.

6. Interlocking Raised Bed

This raised garden bed made of interlocking pieces is different from most other options, but that’s why some might prefer this option over the more traditional looks. All you need is a drill to put it together and you get 10 inches of depth to work with to grow all kinds of herbs and vegetables with little limitations. 

7. Square Foot Raised Bed

Just by looking at this square foot raised garden bed, you can see it’s a little more complicated than most other ones. But with the higher difficulty level, you also get an easier to sue garden bed option. The separated sections of the flower bed makes it easier to keep certain plants separate and can help you find them better when you want to pick your ripe vegetables.

Raised garden beds are, for the most part, fairly easy to do yourself. Even if you need a little outside help to make the right one for your space, you will reap the benefits of growing your own herbs and vegetables without the complications of an in-ground garden. And one of these ideas are sure to inspire you to get your garden on right now.