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10 Inspiring DIY Raised Garden Beds-Ideas,Plans and Designs

Within the categories of garden, you can come across wonderful types. DIY raised garden beds are gaining popularity and more and more people want to have these kinds of gardens. This concept focuses on having a garden in suspended beds of soil. You do not have to spoil the garden for planting your desired veggies or fruits. You don’t have to buy these from the market directly; diy raised garden bed designs can help you a lot in this respect.

The excerpt focuses upon 10 best and simple raised garden bed plans – Plant your gardens with the following ideas.

1-Brick-Lined Beds:

This kind of diy raised bed works best under all the tropical conditions. You can give these beds, independent look – use geo-textile fabric-lined steel wire for protecting the plants and soil. The mesh wire used in these beds gets fade over time; you can show your creativity to make them look lively again.

 Brick-lined beds

2- Pressure Treated Wooden Bed:

This is a wonderful wooden raised garden bed plan; within a box shaped bed, you can raise all the desired plants you want. These beds can be used for growing edibles so redwood can be used best to avoid toxins.

 Pressure treated wooden bed

3- Simplest Lumber Garden Bed

Look for a lighter color, straight and smooth lumber hat can be easily cut into smaller slabs. Fix them together so that you can attain a wooden bed, which is not very deep but has normal width and length. Fix it on the place where you want the bed to be placed – add the soil and let it get settled for at least 5 days. You can start planting the crops you want, or simply use it for putting in plants.

For details, check out the detail plan:

Simplest Lumber garden bed

4- Untreated Lumber Bed:

If you want cheap-raised garden beds, this option is certainly best for you.

Materials needed are:

1: Plank of wood (untreated lumber)
2. Furring strip wood
3. Electric drilling machine
4. Saw
5. Glue (used for wood)
6. Wood screws

The process requires expertise in cutting wood, so make sure you take professional help for that.

Untreated lumber bed

5-Redwood Simple Raising Bed:

Interested in making raised garden beds that are effective for plating edibles? The process of making this kind of diy bed requires only one an hour, if you have all the right material. The 3-feet depth is perfectly all right for medium sized gardening bed. The only tough part is fixing the wood planks together, once done with that, you would be left with filling soils and planting.

 Redwood simple raising bed

6-Recycled Material:

Go and check out what is present in your storeroom. Look for older wooden pieces, bamboos and plastic sheets. You need to form a typical 8×8 foundation – you can have plants placed there. For the upper structure and greenhouse effect, make a dome type structure and install the plastic sheets within it. Your plants would remain protected from intruders.For details click here.

recycled raised garden bed

7- Lumber Raised Garden Beds:

Lumber is considered as the best and the cheapest vegetables garden bed that is used widely in the world. You can join the wooden planks together and place in the position where you want the beds to be. Fill the wooden structure with fertile soil and place the desired vegetables. Do not forget to decor the garden bed area with flowers and other necessary accessories so that it looks appealing.

 Lumber raised garden beds

8- Planks And Pvc Pipe Raised Gardens:

This is another effective diy raised garden bed idea that can help you attain the desired goal. The basic structure remains the same – you have to join the wooden structure. However, for adding the hoop, you need to work with PVC pipes. Once done with the attaching the pipes, you can simply put in the soil and let the bed settle for a few days. You can plant the desired vegetables and fruits easily.

 Planks and PVC pipe raised gardens

9- Sleek Wooden Garden Bed:

This type of raised garden beds is perfect for those gardens that lack proper space. They are lesser in width, but seem to cover a good wall space. However, you can increase the length up to whatever you feel like. They look gorgeous and look more appealing. You can make smaller wooden boxes within larger bed, fill it with soil, and add whatever plants you want.

 Sleek wooden garden bed

 

10- Sack Garden:

Surprisingly, you can plant different types of plant varieties in sacks – this is also a wonderful experience. You can place these sacks within the wooden block; surround it with flowers or stones to make it look more appealing. See more garden bed plans.

Sack garden

11 Responses

  1. sean
    sean at |

    Simple lumber, sleek wood, plank, untreatedted lumber….
    sounds like diferent names for the same thing.
    I’d say you have 3, maybe 4 diferent kinds listed. Not 10.

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  2. Beverly Jones
    Beverly Jones at |

    I just have one question. What do you do with the dirt after all the vegetables are out and you are done gardening? Better yet what if you moved, what do you do with the garden soil.

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    1. Melissa M.
      Melissa M. at |

      Beverly, they need to be covered or put to sleep for the winter months. I usually will take racked leaves from the fall and put over them, or you can ask your local garden supply for a good bed cover that will break down. The leaves are a double benefit, they will protect your beds from the elements as well as break down to replenish your soil for the following year.

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    2. Caitlin P
      Caitlin P at |

      In the off season, cover the garden with plastic so it doesn’t get overgrown with weeds. If you move, most people leave their garden behind.

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  3. rassd71
    rassd71 at |

    Another option is to use redwood fence boards. They need to be reinforced inside and out, but can save a lot of money in building higher beds by going 3 boards high. I also recommend looking into ‘keyhole raised garden beds’ for efficient use of space and being able to reach your plants.

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  4. Indigo
    Indigo at |

    Many nice ideas here, thank you so much!

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  5. AZwishes
    AZwishes at |

    I so want a garden/greenhouse, but have been unsuccessful as I live in Arizona where it is very dry, need to avoid direct scorching heat, hard to keep moist, and the cockroaches and scorpions are drawn to loose black soil…any suggestions.

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  6. Kay
    Kay at |

    what ive seen so far, look very interesting would love too learn more 🙂

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  7. Michael S
    Michael S at |

    Good article, I just had to make one comment. I notice a lot of people that build decks, benches, etc, use wood the wrong way. A perfect example is that small seat that’s built on the side of the raised bed above. The grain of the wood should be used like a rainbow shape, not a ‘U” shape or it will warp and the sides will fold up. If you use wood that way on decks, it will eventually curve up on the sides and start tripping you.

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  8. Patricia Merewether
    Patricia Merewether at |

    I cover mine with cardboard (from all the amazon boxes) in the fall – keeps the weeds out – that cats out and break down into compost.

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