9 Beginner Raised Bed Garden Mistakes to Avoid

9 Beginner Raised Bed Garden Mistakes to Avoid

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A few good soil mixes:
– 1/3 perlite, 1/3 coco coir, 1/3 compost
– 1/2 topsoil, 1/4 compost, 1/4 grass clippings, straw, leaves, etc.


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  1. Heidi S on June 24, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Life lessons…. 🤔🏄‍♂️💭

  2. Life Song on June 24, 2021 at 1:44 am

    Where do you get the metal raised beds?

  3. Jenn Steeves on June 24, 2021 at 1:46 am

    I made a mistake this year! I have 150 five gallon buckets and milk crates.

    I bought two yard bags of triple mix !!! I mixed triple mix , with compost manure.

    20 plants DIED!!!!

    So I went out and bought premium potting soil and more spagnum peat moss and more manure so mixed all together 🥴🥴🥴
    Expensive mistake !

    FYI Hot peppers do not like peat moss manure with triple mix in a bucket. They will die ☹️

  4. Kouri 10 on June 24, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Thank you Mr John you are awesome I am a new learner. I soak things up like a sponge.

  5. Quincey Darling on June 24, 2021 at 1:50 am

    You’re hella awesome. I might be in love 🤩

  6. Marci Kristofzski on June 24, 2021 at 1:51 am

    I keep Google file and everyone in family can see what’s in garden as a picture in the folder so they know what it looks like to pick.

  7. Colin Barrett on June 24, 2021 at 1:51 am

    4:27 guy walking by himself with a mask on 🙁

  8. Scott Schaffer on June 24, 2021 at 1:53 am

    This is the best urban gardening channel on YouTube. Many thanks. Great approach in your videos. Concise, logical and full of tips.

  9. Teresa Howick on June 24, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Omg I feel normal that I forget what and when I planted 😬. Thx! Off to prepare my raised beds

  10. Garden Things-Jill on June 24, 2021 at 1:56 am

    It is better to have a small, well cared for garden than a huge one that becomes overwhelming to you. Start small and you can always add more!

  11. Mav F on June 24, 2021 at 1:56 am

    Hmmm, as exfarmer’s daughter. No one ever mentions plant rotation! This helps soil and plant growth. During leaving beds empty, just plant certain plants to feed the ground and chop it into the ground also

  12. Charlie Chuck on June 24, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Love you! Thank you🥰

  13. Luis Lara on June 24, 2021 at 1:58 am

    One tip is know which herbs/veggies are compatible. For example, it’s best to not grow mint with basil, even though they are similar in growing conditions, because mint can spread like weeds and over take a bed on its own.

  14. Sergeant Dan on June 24, 2021 at 2:00 am

    @epic gardening What did you do to fix your bad soil? Total replace or were you able to fix after with ammendments?

  15. Bri G on June 24, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Is there a way to winter Perennials in a raised bed on cold space?

  16. Erin Whyte on June 24, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Curious if the soil mix of 1/2 top, 1/4 compost, 1/4 grass clippings can then be planted in right away or it needs time to breakdown. Thanks!

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  18. Kylie Dyson on June 24, 2021 at 2:06 am

    Hi from Victoria Australia. Love these tips, thank you.

  19. Carla Phoenix on June 24, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Wonderful tips ! My garden is in our front yard too. Best wishes from New Jersey, The Garden State. 👍🏻😀

  20. Epic Gardening on June 24, 2021 at 2:08 am

    I hope sharing these mistakes helps you avoid them! If you like my raised beds, you can join the email list for upcoming pre-orders here: https://shop.epicgardening.com/

  21. Lee Ames on June 24, 2021 at 2:11 am

    End of growing season, I bury corrugated cardboard in my garden to help bring earthworms.

  22. Greg Byrne on June 24, 2021 at 2:11 am

    You make me sick ;( So Jealous 🙂 Thanks for a window into the mind/body of a gardener.


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  23. JBeetle on June 24, 2021 at 2:13 am

    So a year has gone by and I only got 1 million extra harvests. Where’s my extra one?

  24. Carol de Vries on June 24, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Do you use manure?

  25. Anita Mah on June 24, 2021 at 2:14 am

    I have slug in my garden. Should I use mulch? Thank you.

  26. Georgine Yeatts on June 24, 2021 at 2:14 am

    What is the difference between wood and metal raised beds

  27. Wormhole Garden on June 24, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Your gardening videos are so crucial for helping develop our Wormhole Garden!

  28. Karen Kuhr on June 24, 2021 at 2:19 am

    What is the best thing and how much do I put in the bottom of the a garden bag before the soil so that it isn’t so heavy & expensive

  29. scott peterson on June 24, 2021 at 2:22 am

    thank you

  30. Julius Nathan on June 24, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Hello, I have 2×2′ garden beds I get confused with the spacing of the seeds/plants in each bed please advice..example I am trying to grow bush beans,tomatoes,cucumber,corn,okra..

  31. Kiran Kumar on June 24, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Hi brother what you have added in layers in raised bed. I am waiting for your reply. Thanks in advance. 👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏

  32. shan Arumugam on June 24, 2021 at 2:25 am

    thks so much for sharing you are a good man.

  33. AF G on June 24, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Durable development GOAT

  34. Chris Welch on June 24, 2021 at 2:26 am

    So just figured I’d update from my comment 10 months ago. I was kinda worried about my placement of my raised bed. But I went ahead and placed it knowingly in what would be considered a bad spot.
    It’s the first time I’ve ever tried growing anything and it is going off right now!!😬
    Within a few short weeks it seems to have exploded. And now we need more raised beds for late fall or next years growing season. We have a pretty sizeable yard but in SC we have loads of fire ants and thus pesticides, not eating that. So raised beds near the house and I’m thinking about digging out an area to grow in the ground and using the removed dirt for patching areas the previous owner removed trees from. Thanks for all the videos!!!

  35. sammy wauneka on June 24, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Its like buying a McLaren and putting in 83 octane.

  36. Catherine Frasier on June 24, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Hi. I’m interested in learning about the metal raised beds you use. I’ve heard the metal beds rust and that’s not good for the plants. I want to learn more about using metal beds. Do you have a resource I can read about this type of container?

  37. Pollianna on June 24, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Dont the neighbours steal your food ? 😂

  38. cristi steele on June 24, 2021 at 2:29 am

    I’m new to gardening, but have a lot of land… wanna come out to Tennessee and help me??!!! Lol.

  39. CL Shady on June 24, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Wait, is the sad truth that it happens or is it that they really don’t have a green thumb? 😋

  40. Trixie Kirch on June 24, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Great tips! Thank you!

  41. Healthy mama Carnahan on June 24, 2021 at 2:35 am

    This dude is my dream guy I’m married but boy I wish my husband had his knowledge an love for nature

  42. Fur Trapping on June 24, 2021 at 2:35 am

    What happened to tip number three haha

  43. Jude on June 24, 2021 at 2:35 am

    I think I would put layers of dried leaves and grass clippings on top of the beds so it can compost overwinter and then just work it into the soul. Does that make sense?
    Thanks for a great informative video. God bless you real big✝️🌱🌻🌿🥀🐢🌾

  44. Selina Nguyễn - Kinh Nghiệm Trồng Rau Sạch on June 24, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Vườn rau của b thích quá

  45. Jessica Clair on June 24, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Can you do a video about planting lettuce

  46. Hosier Craft on June 24, 2021 at 2:36 am

    When I think of mulch, that I usually make my self with a mix of wood chipper chips and chicken gold, it regulates temperature,moisture, and slowly composts to provide nutrients over time.

  47. Mario Edsel Lafuente on June 24, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Hi, can I plant basil, coriander and herbs all together in one raised bed. We don’t have bags of soil materials in our place. We just mix garden soil, rice hull, carbonized rice hull, cocopeat and vermicast all together.thanks for the video

  48. claudette B on June 24, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Great job. Thank you.

  49. Laura Tempestini on June 24, 2021 at 2:42 am

    How to plot and plan your beds? Very helpful A lot channels are experienced and forget how it is for the beginners. Thank you!

  50. Pistol Pete on June 24, 2021 at 2:42 am

    I think you will eventually widen the spaces between the beds Mr Ninja

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