How to Build Raised Beds: Everyone Can Grow A Garden (2019) #8

How to Build Raised Beds: Everyone Can Grow A Garden (2019) #8

Garden writer Susan Mulvihill explains how to build a raised bed, while sharing tips about the best materials to use, size considerations and more. From Susan’s in the Garden, SusansintheGarden.com.

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50 Comments

  1. Jess Stuart on December 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Raised beds look pretty, but no farmers use them, so I am skeptical about their economic value.

  2. Bethany Soukup on December 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    How do you incorporate your watering system into the beds?

  3. Pearl Burris on December 14, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Susan love the video, I am currently starting 12 beds with the same concept. I am interested to know about your irrigation method for the beds.

  4. Siti Markamah on December 14, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Nice n good job

  5. OnTheWay 8 on December 14, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us on so many wonderful gardening topics. I’m so glad I found your youtube channel and blog!

  6. OR Scrub on December 14, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    new sub! great info, thank you!

  7. Walt Davis on December 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Susan, how do you keep the soil pushing out the middle of the bed?

  8. mezleona on December 14, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    So what wood did you use. I did some with pine and there goners at 3 years! and yeah really heavy, compared to my cedar one
    And definitely I preferred a 3 or even a 2.5 with

  9. Sara Klotz on December 14, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    This is a great video. We will be using pressure treated though after watching many many videos of people testing their soil and it being low in copper🙂

  10. Aeh Rakhab on December 14, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Wonderful job, thanks a lot Susan , i’m going to start raise bed project this May long weekend 🤩

  11. Gizri Chronicles on December 14, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Can i use these raised beds on flat concrete roof?

  12. joegardenerTV on December 14, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Great job Susan!

  13. Guy R Cook on December 14, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Should we expect a "How to setup irrigation in the raised bed" episode some day? Good info on the wood lasting for 10-12 years, since I’m 68 now that works well for my needs as I suspect I might have to get someone to help put in the new beds then.

  14. Double A on December 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Looks Good Susan……

  15. Ruth Guerra on December 14, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    hi, do you use a liner under the soil?

  16. Earl K on December 14, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Nice!!! Was the 10” bed that much better than the 8” beds?

  17. Amour Mtungo on December 14, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    It was very interesting, thank you.

  18. ppfarm99 เพียงพอที่พอเพียง on December 14, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    wow nice garden. thanks for sharing^__^

  19. Toca Charmz on December 14, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Omg tysm this video help me on my essay!

  20. Los Aguilar on December 14, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Hello Susan! What do you put underneath the raised bed? Mulch, plastic or fabric? Thank you for sharing all your wonderful tips.

  21. Gravefri Have on December 14, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Susan 🖐 Im glad you mention this about lawn care products, weed killer hormones / herbicides, since they can stay in the compost / soil for years to come. All the best 👍🤷🏻‍♂️

  22. Shashi Prasad on December 14, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Love u and love ur beautiful garden

  23. cheryl schladoer on December 14, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Well done, easy to understand n. Very thorough!

  24. Nemo Nemesis on December 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the video. Not sure about the point of measuring to see if the bed is square, though. If the side and end timbers have been cut to the same respective lengths and screwed together at the same points, there’s no way it can’t be square.

  25. Mario Edsel Lafuente on December 14, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    I just watch your video it’s very nice. Wood in my area is expensive, can I rather use a hollow blocks. Any disadvantage? Thanks

  26. PainChaud on December 14, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Very nice channel you have! Just subbed!

  27. Jaheim Pindar on December 14, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    I’m just not vegan so I hate this

  28. VInce Morath on December 14, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Great video. thanks for sharing.

  29. Harpuneet Kaur Randhawa on December 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    very nice voice di

  30. Marilyn M on December 14, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Good info. Wish I had room for more beds. One of mine sunk in corner. You give me desire to level it. Thanks

  31. Beach kk on December 14, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Good job

  32. Janet O on December 14, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    I always thought I could not do this but your video was so basic that I am going to try it now (once my back recovers from pulling horse mats around ugh). And after watching your video on garlic today I WAS wondering what those PVC pipes were for so that’s genius. That looks pretty easy as well. The PVC additions will come later but they look pretty easy too. I’m guessing you have a video for how to do those as well. Do you have the boards specifically cut for size at the hardware store? I had planned on using cedar but like you said they’re probably much more expensive. I’m guessing that here in high desert the boards may last as long as yours or maybe even longer since we don’t get a lot of rain. Thank you so much!

  33. Ace Muneath on December 14, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you, but I have a sloped backyard. Any suggestion? Subscribed.

  34. Carly Dillon on December 14, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Susan, how much space do you leave between each bed?

  35. Vane on December 14, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Hola, y los subtitulos.❔ Gracias.

  36. Heidi Kass on December 14, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    I just found your channel and I love it! Your garden is amazing! What are you using for hoops under the row cover? I definitely want to adopt the method you are using to cover your raised beds. Squirrels and other critters have caused lots of problems this spring!

  37. Adam Till on December 14, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    I see most people using blocks in the corners to avoid screwing into end grain wood. Not worth bothering?

  38. RykersFist on December 14, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    An idea for non-pressure-treated to make the beds last longer is to give them a coating with boiled linseed oil , it’s natural and it will help with rotting . You may or may not know this but modern pressure-treated wood is treated with copper and is safe even for organic growing. All the best

  39. Kathy Mulgrew on December 14, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Do you plant tomatoes? What height? I thought they needed to be 18-24” high for root spread? Please advise ASAP ty

  40. Just Living With George And Woon on December 14, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Good morning from Thailand :)very nice raise bed 👍😉👍 now we start raise bed as well but not start planting yet😊

  41. Jay Davis on December 14, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I like your ideas for the hoops/covers. The layout looks awesome too. I understand your feeling about the treated wood although I’m in the middle of replacing a lot of old treated deck boards on my deck and started cutting them up to burn but then I thought why not use them for little raised beds to go around my tomato and pepper plants. Now these boards are probably over 20 years old so I think their probably safe to use. I like the idea of using the wood chips in the walk paths as well. Everything looks perfectly laid out.

  42. kaity fong on December 14, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Can you show me what type of hoops you used?

  43. Grow Your Own on December 14, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Great video , just made some raised beds myself to raise spill levels

  44. Ibra A on December 14, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you very much

  45. Susan Karpuk on December 14, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Susan, Could you give the length of the hoops you used and the diameter of the 10" tubes attached to the sides of the raised beds. I believe you said the hoops were .5" in diameter? Thank you so much

  46. Greenlife WA on December 14, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Nice beds, what size pvc is that on the beds

  47. Grow With Kit on December 14, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Good job there thanks for sharing.
    🌻🌱Happy gardening🌱🌻

  48. Liletsky R on December 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Hi! That’s very informative.. thanks. I just have two questions, Do you have an irrigation system? What soil ammendments are you using? Thanks!!!

  49. Tout Faire Soi Même Marc Sa on December 14, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    👍

  50. zianヤ on December 14, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    what is the length and width? Please reply

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