How to Fill a DEEP Raised Bed CHEAP and EASY, Backyard Gardening

How to Fill a DEEP Raised Bed CHEAP and EASY, Backyard Gardening

How to fill a raised bed garden, anyone can do this!

Intro- 0:00
Raised Bed Overview- 0:15
An old successful Raised Bed- 1:25
Drainage- 2:10
Filling the Bed base layer- 2:52
Filling the buffer layer- 5:22
Building the high quality soil- 9:12
Final Bed Filling- 10:28
Hugelkultur- 13:41
Outro- 14:55


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  1. LtMuraida on July 6, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Just a quick note – Your raised beds will probably break down before those big logs.

  2. Matthew Sayers on July 6, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Do you ever have any problems with pests, such as borrowers (gophers, voles, moles etc) in your garden, around cucumbers, strawberries and other crops in-ground? I’ve been considering it, but where I live we almost have a problem them.

  3. Stephan Ripianzi on July 6, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Thank you

  4. N Chester County News on July 6, 2021 at 1:58 am

    no biochar? (lump charcoal)

  5. qiao chen on July 6, 2021 at 1:59 am


  6. razz P on July 6, 2021 at 2:01 am

    What’s the Ph of this soil mix you made?

    I’m looking to mix soil for Cannabis which likes slightly acidic soil of 6 to 6.8. It’s a weed. What could you recommend?

  7. DreidMusicalX on July 6, 2021 at 2:02 am

    You’re not in my area, but you have still taught me so much! Thanks for the videos you do.

  8. TG Baker on July 6, 2021 at 2:03 am

    very new to gardening . James you’re alway super informative and your spirit is a bonus. thanks for guiding us newbies

  9. Adam and Nyah on July 6, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Hey James what part of Jersey are you in. I’m north. And just started my first raised bed. I could really use some pointers. Thank you, great job!!

  10. Captain Cook on July 6, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Notice how he doesn’t show you everything he puts into the soil mix and also
    doesn’t answer the comments regarding the soil mix

  11. jaromír hruby on July 6, 2021 at 2:09 am

    To nemáš lepší lopatu?

  12. CuriousMisterG on July 6, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Hey man just saw this for the first time! You are exactly what I’m looking for! Thank you already for the help and advice! Just barely starting and hoping for some strawberries

  13. Caroline Crona on July 6, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Great post! I live in very wet country and have a lot of termites. Will putting wood blocks at the base of the bed attract the termites? Does the raised bed need to be on the concrete or can it be put straight on the ground? Am I making a good decision of thinking of making the raised bed with bricks since the wood in my country wont last long from the rain and termites?

  14. jb on July 6, 2021 at 2:13 am


  15. Alan J. on July 6, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Where are the worms coming from being the bed is built on a slab?

  16. Joseph Evans on July 6, 2021 at 2:19 am

    You seriously need a pitchfork

  17. Grow low on July 6, 2021 at 2:19 am

    This guy acting like he’s hyping a hip hop group

  18. NATURALLY HAPPENING on July 6, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Lub this❤❤💯💯

  19. Mirla Lacen on July 6, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Hi James, can you do a video on what you have learned the most when raising chickens? What they like and how to construct their homes and the floor that they live in and how you use them? Thank you.

  20. Annet le Roy on July 6, 2021 at 2:21 am

    You must be careful with the dust of dry perlite when you are mixing it. It is very bad for your lungs

  21. Mary Iorio on July 6, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Very useful info! Thank you!

  22. Lenda Guyton on July 6, 2021 at 2:23 am

    Please show how you built the tent frame for the Birdies bed.

  23. Aditya Chavali on July 6, 2021 at 2:23 am

    1/3rd of what…can you tell us the units…1/3rd of a gallon ? Thanks 🙏🏼

  24. Maybeth Shirah on July 6, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Soil mixes–always helpful–thanks for mentioning about hot climates also. Tuck–everything’s right with Tuck around 🙂

  25. Lenda Guyton on July 6, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Soil video would be good!

  26. Selina Nguyễn - Kinh Nghiệm Trồng Rau Sạch on July 6, 2021 at 2:27 am

    chia sẻ hay quá

  27. K E on July 6, 2021 at 2:28 am

    What about termites? Won’t it attract them? All that dead untreated wood?

  28. Anna Cooper on July 6, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Great idea ! I’m going to make a new raised bed this weekend 😊. I like your videos. They are so informative . I really like the way you explain things as you go . Thank you !

  29. Ozark Hippie on July 6, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Oof, hate to be the guy to tell you but that hardware cloth as well as all galvanized steel contains Lead and cadmium which leach over time. Use stainless steel fencing, wood, or even food grade plastic bird nettting.

  30. Sue Ann Eckes on July 6, 2021 at 2:32 am

    I love your enthusiasm! 😄

  31. Raymond Mesina on July 6, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Aren’t those green color on the logs fungi which kill the plants?

  32. Tammy Ada Bamba on July 6, 2021 at 2:34 am

    So on the bottom is the metal cage and landscape fabric? Are there other ways to to the bottom of the bed?

  33. kalo924 on July 6, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Hi James! We enjoy your channel and your enthusiasm but we must disagree with your assessment of hugelkulture. We are on 40 acres of southern Appalachian hardwood forest. We cleared a couple acres for house etc. Including large veggie garden. In the process the topsoil washed away. We are doing modified hugelkulture: dug long trenches 30"+ deep, filled with wood and clay soil alternating and Triple 13 on each layer all the way up to ground level. Then put big fat logs around it and filled with topsoil found here and there on the property. Covered with thick layer of woodchips. In one season, we went from solid clay brick filled with chunks of sandstone where we couldn’t grow anything to niiiice black dirt. Just tripled the size of the garden this year. Anyway, we’re great believers in this method. As you can tell, there’s no hugel [hill], just deep raised beds.

  34. Magoomus The Nobel on July 6, 2021 at 2:36 am

    Tuck is awesome! Thanks for all these good gardening tips!! You don’t waste time BS’ing you get right to it! I’m a fan!

  35. chasespavement20 on July 6, 2021 at 2:37 am

    I just love this guy…so positive all the time!!!

  36. qiao chen on July 6, 2021 at 2:38 am


  37. Karen Hunnefeld on July 6, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Tuck is adorable 🐶

  38. hh on July 6, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Does anyone know the size of raised beds James has?

  39. Charlotte Faris on July 6, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Whew I’m glad I’m not the only person that has done that! We had a layer of that, a layer of aged sawdust, a layer of sand for plants that needed looser soil plus some perlite a layer of aged manure and finally our soil and compost.we raked it through to the saw dust. My horse radish never slowed down,my Jerusalem artichokes popped up super quick. I really didn’t have a clue as to what to put in.

  40. Moka Cooks on July 6, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Gardening doesn’t save you any money …so far I spend but I do not mind as I am learning useful stuff.

  41. Jules L on July 6, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Yo Prigioni – Question – Do you sell your extra produce at a farmers market, or distribute to the community somehow? Sorry if this is answered in another of your vids. You are the man! Love your work. Tuck is #1

  42. bebebabe100 on July 6, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Can you do a video of what to do with the beds/soil after the growing season going into winter???

  43. Robert Brawley on July 6, 2021 at 2:46 am

    I grow trees in my garden and in ghetto pass I used. Fluffy soil from the woodland floor about a foot to foot and a half . I realized that is over kill . Roots rarely or never go that deep>. I’m talking about fruit trees I’m figuring 8 inches of fluffy soil to encourage root growth is good enough

  44. Bethlehem Negussie on July 6, 2021 at 2:47 am

    💜💜💜this is the 2nd video of your’s l watched & what you stand for & are building is exactly what l’ve been looking for, build my own raised bed cheaply & grow my own organic garden free of gmos, pesticide, fungicides, fertilizers etc. I can’t Thank you enough! Learning a lot at the same time. 💜💜💜

  45. Madhu Vijay on July 6, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Can i use cardboad after adding the sticks and dry leaves just to level up for the soil n compost

  46. DKUJ_ PALLETS & GARDENING on July 6, 2021 at 2:48 am

    My man! The only person I believe has more energy than Me. lol

  47. Sustainable Living Japan on July 6, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Huge fan of your videos. They’re always inspiring me and keeping my pumped to start my garden. Thanks for clearing it up about the hugelkulture. I looked around and didn’t find anything showing that it was any more beneficial than regular garden beds

  48. Mega Traum on July 6, 2021 at 2:49 am

    you need to add some cannabis plants into your food forest. It’s legal in NJ now

  49. The Gardening Channel With James Prigioni on July 6, 2021 at 2:49 am

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  50. jamie pastman on July 6, 2021 at 2:50 am

    I wanted you to know I’ve already built my first 3 hoop houses thanks to your inspiration. I spend half my life at Home Depot, but I love it! Thanks James!!

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