How to Fill Raised Vegetable Garden Beds and SAVE Money

How to Fill Raised Vegetable Garden Beds and SAVE Money

In this video, I show how you can fill a raised vegetable garden bed and save money on soil costs! In this example, I filled my raised garden bed practically for free!

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Extra raised bed content I mentioned in the video:

Hugelkultur https://youtu.be/3O2qCQU7Cac
10 Reasons why raised beds are the best https://youtu.be/9DdsRBN5Hj8
Stay positive and build a raised vegetable garden bed https://youtu.be/U2vxgPyTrs8
How to quickly prepare a garden bed https://youtu.be/5ZqXSlu7-Pc

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50 Comments

  1. Becky Murphy on June 17, 2021 at 1:20 am

    love watching and learning from you!

  2. Andrea Belli on June 17, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Russell Cro..p

  3. Reymond Atienza on June 17, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Thanks sir!!! I wonder what is the size, specifically the height of your bed.

  4. Carmindy Stevens on June 17, 2021 at 1:27 am

    I just don’t understand why they have to be so high… mine are 12" and that’s plenty of space and no need to fill with logs.. lots of room for carrots..

  5. TnT FoX on June 17, 2021 at 1:27 am

    I turned my old cabinet into a raised bed under my little 5x5ft greenhouse.
    Increased the space and made it easier for me to spread out my plants. 😀
    Looks like I’ll have fresh tomatoes till December, especially if I put my weed growing light out there in the fall. lol

  6. Richard Bartley on June 17, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Hey, weren’t you in the movie " Gladiator " ?

  7. Manuel Garcia on June 17, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Garden tips from Russel Crowe… awesome

  8. Marco Reitano on June 17, 2021 at 1:28 am

    4:50 yeets the worm

  9. Andrew Thomas on June 17, 2021 at 1:30 am

    One safe thing you can say about Marks Channel is that you can hit ‘Like’ before watching it all. Never seen a bad video yet.

  10. Amanda7008 on June 17, 2021 at 1:30 am

    I love how he loves the earthworms. A real gardener with a great heart 💜

  11. Johnna Palmer on June 17, 2021 at 1:32 am

    The Bob Ross Russell Crow lookalike of gardening

  12. Molly Lamberth on June 17, 2021 at 1:33 am

    ?? Do the beds have a steel bottom or just bare ground?

  13. Francisco on June 17, 2021 at 1:34 am

    THANK YOU! Amazing!

  14. Israel Nemitz on June 17, 2021 at 1:35 am

    Awesome!

  15. deepali b on June 17, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Nice video

  16. HalfAssRanch on June 17, 2021 at 1:38 am

    I’m sad that Mark consistently has over 1 million views but only 60k likes.
    Hit that like button people!

  17. carol durand on June 17, 2021 at 1:40 am

    I need a big strong gentle manly man like you in my life.

  18. Raya Hutchinson on June 17, 2021 at 1:43 am

    I was able to use this technique in my herb spiral and it saved me so much money! I also love how you placed the worm gently in his new home. This type of respect and knowledge keeps me watching on the regular.

  19. Erixa Riddell on June 17, 2021 at 1:43 am

    What to do with snails?

  20. Matthew Chetram on June 17, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Where can i get the sugar cane mulch?

  21. Nirmali Maharaj on June 17, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Absolutely love this video. I need to see this. Great help. Love from TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🇹🙌♥️♥️♥️

  22. Lori Longstaff on June 17, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Lovely, thank you.

  23. Fuzzy BoomBoom on June 17, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Good idea to fill bottom of raised beds with organic materials. I use rotting logs myself and I pick them up off the side of the road and bring home at no cost. I’m not a big fan of super tall raised beds, though. I know people like them because they are easier to work on without stooping. In any climate that freezes, though, tall beds will freeze much faster than the ground. They’ll also dry out quicker. Anything over 1 ft tall is overkill, counterproductive. But, to each his own.

  24. Marva campbell on June 17, 2021 at 1:48 am

    i didnt know to fill a raisebed so i fill it with dirt from scratch,plus i put the bed on a plastic that nothing will grow from the bottom upward

  25. Luke on June 17, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Horse manure. Do you know if horse manure is a good idea for a top soil mixture?

  26. qiao chen on June 17, 2021 at 1:50 am

    我上次看见半个这么大的木箱子可以很好的种植,只是我一个人没足够的力量我拿不动那个大家伙,我想那时候谁在我身边就好了我就有一个很好的种植箱子了

  27. james daley on June 17, 2021 at 1:50 am

    i’m a learning gardner so u could imagine how helpful this is to me …

  28. Nickie Kovaleski on June 17, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Thank You for all of your Tips
    Much Appreciated 🙂🙌

  29. Claudia Ruiz on June 17, 2021 at 1:54 am

    What does he put in the top most layer? He didn’t say.

  30. Mike Fa on June 17, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Good video – just a quick question: I just filled my raised bed with topsoil, but where is the best place to buy some earthworms?

  31. Puke Pucket on June 17, 2021 at 1:55 am

    it sounded like he said, "Good day, I’m Mark from Salsa Vision Me."

  32. Andrea C. on June 17, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Hey Marc I hope you have your logo copyrighted. There’s an imposter out there with a creepy version of your logo.

  33. prince kumar on June 17, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Why you add hay on top

  34. Molly Lamberth on June 17, 2021 at 1:59 am

    If you chop earth worm will not kill it

  35. Greg on June 17, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Great job I really admire you and your passion.

  36. MindofMadness on June 17, 2021 at 2:01 am

    I recently began building sheet metal raised beds-friend of mine has a stack that came off an old barn. I have to cut it down to fit trailer and move it. You channnel is the one that inspired this as my soil is compact clay and sand. Jealous you got worms-I’ll hVE TO BUY SOME MORE THAN LIKELY.

  37. Antonio Aglugub on June 17, 2021 at 2:02 am

    How about a Dead Australian Crocodile Carcass in the Bottom ?

  38. Lora Sherlock on June 17, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Hi Mark we love your videos. Can we use palm tree trunks in the bottom of our raised garden beds? I say they will rot to quickly and My Husband says no. Also what happens if we put the green palm leaves in the bottom of the bed also?

  39. qiao chen on June 17, 2021 at 2:03 am

    我也想要这个大箱子上次看见了一个大箱子,只是太大了,我无法移动那个大家伙,那个大家伙我想可以种植很大颗的植物

  40. Heartful Gardening on June 17, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Yes, Mark, add some space in between your new Birdie’s beds in the back! How will you reach your veggies if not? My husband and I LOVE your channel!

  41. Joshua Woolridge on June 17, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Gotta be one of the best gardening and gandeners on all of YT. Friendly demeanor and great knowledge, well delivered too

  42. faithhopelovep91 on June 17, 2021 at 2:08 am

    That’s a thing if beauty there!

  43. Richard Bartley on June 17, 2021 at 2:10 am

    Sorry, I thought you were Russell Crowe.

  44. 88frko88 on June 17, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Next time set a thick plank as a loading ramp to a beds (so you direct fill the dirt inside with wheelbarrow), so less spade work ^^

  45. Veronica Vatter on June 17, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Get you someone who thinks your raised beds are cute. That’s love right there!

  46. nic pace on June 17, 2021 at 2:14 am

    i love gardening but boy do i hate worms!! when i saw him picking up that worm i shrieked!

  47. Doyle Wright on June 17, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Another great video ❤️❤️❤️

  48. Steven Unger on June 17, 2021 at 2:17 am

    I have a question. What types of wildlife to you have to deal with on your property?

  49. John Williams on June 17, 2021 at 2:17 am

    The timber raised beds are great, I’m making 6 at the moment and the uprights are 100 to 150mm above the edge so that if the beds need netting or covering I can bend a bit of 20mm poly over and with 20mm saddles attach it to the uprights. Almost instant cover support.

  50. andrew hallard on June 17, 2021 at 2:18 am

    This Australian hunk of a Gardner is 10/10

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