How to build raised garden beds on a budget using no tools

Fall/early spring is the great time to set up your garden space and build new raised garden beds whether to expand your garden or start a new one. In this short video I will share with you an easy way to build raised garden beds using no tools and doing it on the budget.

Used 3 untreated wood boards that are 2×12ร—16 (2 boards cut in half and 1 cut into 4 equal pieces. All boards were cut at the store). And used 16 tan planter wall blocks. This will give you 2 raised garden beds that are 4×8 and 12 inches tall.

The plastic was completely removed before installation of the raised beds. Landscape fabric was installed around the raised beds and in between them. There is no landscape fabric on the bottom of the raised beds. I cut it out. I put cardboard on the bottom of the raised beds right on top of the soil, then filled the beds with a blend of compost and landscape soil. The cardboard will keep the weeds from growing through in case there were some that may have not died when I had the whole area under plastic. The cardboard will break down over time and will enrich the soil in the beds.

***This project was done in the fall of 2020 and the prices shown in this video were current for Raleigh, NC area during that time. The prices for wood boards went up since then, unfortunately. However, generally speaking, this still remains to be the budget friendly option.

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Music: Accra
Musician: Jeff Kaale

50 Comments

  1. Paul Ford on April 23, 2021 at 12:03 am

    He did a fantastic job that looks good

  2. La Wolfe on April 23, 2021 at 12:03 am

    Best way to construct raised beds that I have every seen. It would be easy to remove the board when it starts to rot.

  3. Sebastian Vaquera on April 23, 2021 at 12:03 am

    What would you plant? Also great video!

  4. Kim Williams on April 23, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Good videos

  5. Tess D on April 23, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Wow! Such creativeness! Thank you for making it easy & using a readily available source (i.eLoweโ€™s๐Ÿ˜ƒ). Liked & subscribed. Thank you for sharing โค๏ธ

  6. staff S on April 23, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Le Wilson on April 23, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Did you get this idea from Grow Family Network because they did this 2 years ago

  8. JJ on April 23, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Ummmm was that a rat at 4:36?

  9. D. B. on April 23, 2021 at 12:08 am

    not a fan of wood, rots and gets expensive. Metal or concrete will last 10x longer.

  10. Ashley Watkins on April 23, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Thank you for this video! I got my lumber and corner pieces delivered yesterday, and I’m so excited to put it all together ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. MOHAMED MAHFOUZ on April 23, 2021 at 12:09 am

    How much acres your yard, I am very like your voices

  12. Roch B on April 23, 2021 at 12:13 am

    No shame, SMH

  13. Charnae Williams on April 23, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Omg this is just what I needed! Canโ€™t wait to make mine

  14. rcf17 on April 23, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Does the wood shrink a lot when you had it cut?

  15. Jeremiah Yeah heah on April 23, 2021 at 12:17 am

    $29.28 for a board?? WOW! Was this done pre-covid but video just uploaded recently? Wood has not been this cheap for a long time. That board costs $48.12 each where I am.

  16. Meemee Zong on April 23, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Great ideas. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. judgejudyrocks1 on April 23, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Well now, isn’t that the smartest idea I have seen ages!! And I have to admit that your voice could melt butter. Thank you for this video.

  18. Dasledogg on April 23, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Thank you for the video. You have a beautiful yard.

  19. ANJALI PATEL on April 23, 2021 at 12:19 am

    I enjoyed watching your video. Thank you. Is it necessary to put gravel.

  20. matthew adams on April 23, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Thank you so much for that corner block tip! It made my life so much easier

  21. Bethany Villero on April 23, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Omg – you’re brilliant!! I’m going to try this.

  22. Athanasia on April 23, 2021 at 12:23 am

    This is "on a budget"?! Its a great idea, but these are, by the time you’ve bought soil, over $300 each. I guess. I might try one. Cheaper than a tiller anyway. And really has a great look, clean and neat.

  23. M'Nik on April 23, 2021 at 12:23 am

    This is a great idea! Thank you so much!

  24. david hudson on April 23, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Modern treated wood is FDA approved since it is treated with copper and arsenic is no longer used.

  25. Roch B on April 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    "GROW Family" did this 2 years ago, they have amazing videos! So this is a rerun?

  26. Eutimio Chavez on April 23, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Just to let u know I built my beds this weekend was easy and they look and work great thank you again

  27. Jennagen on April 23, 2021 at 12:28 am

    This is brilliant!! You have such a soothing voice. Thank you for making this video!!

  28. lambylambcurly on April 23, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Thank you for the amazing video, going to do this ๐Ÿ™

  29. Shawna Gee on April 23, 2021 at 12:29 am

    I have ground hogs and moles. Do you think these would keep them out?

  30. Pa-Canoe&Fish on April 23, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Great idea but definitely not budget gardening.

  31. Rome 32 on April 23, 2021 at 12:34 am

    "Grow family network" did this as well

  32. Venus Warrior on April 23, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Can you plant hydreandreas and roses like that?

  33. Michael Worley on April 23, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Hey love the Teal color themed but also consider building a treehouse over just a house that tears down the forest. Trees should be building blocks no tearing blocks. It can be funky and swirlyio just needs a bit of adjusting imagination and blueprinting and there we go and inventive you might get more followers because your not just helping humanity but your helping the World. We are not only making channels grow but It inspire others to experiment and YouTube Channels will grow when we choose to help the world 2 ways in one stone. Building a tree house and putting gardens in it. It can maybe make new species

  34. SoCal Kevin on April 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I built raised beds with those planter blocks 2 years ago and everything is still holding up great.

  35. Colette on April 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    What a great example of โ€œWork smart not hardโ€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  36. Howie Doin on April 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

    if any part is sold from lowes the cheap is broken

  37. Mio Angel on April 23, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Great idea! TFS! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™

  38. Lady Skywalker on April 23, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Hi, what is the material for the pathways between your garden beds?

  39. Brittney M on April 23, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Bought everything from this video so we are attempting today! Thank you for this video

  40. Dirt Life on April 23, 2021 at 12:40 am

    This is, by far the best idea i’ve seen in building raised beds.
    Wow!

  41. KSA on April 23, 2021 at 12:40 am

    You have a beautiful garden, I wonder, do you have drainage problem because of under plastic

  42. Pratibha Shah on April 23, 2021 at 12:46 am

    So cool
    What kind of soil should we use for a vegetable garden? Where did you buy it from? Thank you.

  43. Savory Thoughts on April 23, 2021 at 12:47 am

    This is perfect. Love the layout. Love the tips. Easy to follow instructions.

  44. Victoria Johnson on April 23, 2021 at 12:49 am

    AWESOME VIDEO!๐ŸŒป
    โคFROM DALLAS TEXAS

  45. PoleGem on April 23, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Very nice but definitely cut a large whole in center of landscape fabric and throw in 3or 4 layers of cardboard…line sides with cardboard too or fill boxes with soil as you fill bed. You have just sent an invitation to all the local worms. Good gardening to all!

  46. my mommy and wife life on April 23, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Thank you so much! I want to build some easier beds and this looks so easy!

  47. D C on April 23, 2021 at 12:53 am

    So easy even a novice like myself could do it. I Had planned to do this last spring but then all hell broke loose. Now itโ€™s so expensive! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

  48. Clarissa Cotten on April 23, 2021 at 12:56 am

    ๐Ÿ‘

  49. Shay Jay on April 23, 2021 at 1:00 am

    not original another youtuber did this over two years ago did you watch/wash repeat tsk tsk

  50. Sonia D on April 23, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Excellent! What kind of soil do you recommend and where did you get it?

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