12 Mistakes You MUST AVOID When Gardening in Raised Beds

12 Mistakes You MUST AVOID When Gardening in Raised Beds

Save yourself time and frustration by avoiding these 12 mistakes when growing a raised bed garden!

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  1. Little King Trashmouth on April 28, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    “Wooder.” Spoken like a true Jersey boy!

  2. Lost Pony on April 28, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    My beds are made of logs and clay, concrete pavers on their sides with stakes, and rocks mortared with clay.

  3. ChaCha on April 28, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you, James. Thank you for showing me the potential. I’ve been addicted to your channel for the last 2 weeks.

    I bought a house on .44 acres 6 months ago. I moved from a condo in downtown Austin to the outskirts of Austin. I’ve been trying to move for 2 years, but I was infected with covid in March 2020, and then suffered with long haul; basically in bed 18 hours a day for about 9 months going into 2021. I bought this house surrounded by nature to continue healing. But the ground has issues. Hard clay. Old filled-in swimming pool in the middle of the yard. In-ground hot tub filled with gravel. 40-year-old sidewalks all around the pool. Totally neglected by the previous owners. Insufficient fencing for the pack of deer that come through daily and live behind my property.

    However, clover does grow in my ground. And I am surrounded by trees. I’m on a drainage ditch, so lots of the water and nutrients from surrounding properties drain towards me. It’s all manageable. Lots of potential.

    I had a big vision when I started working on this in February. I wanted to create a medicinal herb garden based on sacred geometry. Figured it would take 2 years. After the last month of working it I started thinking, "Maybe this is going to take me more like 10 years!" However, now my vision is changing. You are helping me to see the proper steps, and that it doesn’t have to take 10 years. Your series on the 6 phases of a food forrest has inspired me. That’s the direction I am going now. The 7 layers concept is new to me. I’ll start studying.

    Thank you for your amazing videos and long term commitment to growing and to keeping us informed. James, you really are a treasure. I love listening to you talk about your principles of gardening. I love the tours of your food forrest.

    I also got a kick when you said in this video, "For me that sun rises in the east, and sets in the west." What a coincidence! Me too! Ha!

    I love the work you are doing. You are so humble, and yet so knowledgeable. And I think you are occasionally funny in a way that a good old friend can be funny and make you laugh without realizing it. Especially when Tuck is involved. I wish you and Tuck all the best in the garden and in life.

  4. Maria Callison on April 28, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Love seeing tuck

  5. Craig Ingram on April 28, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Ahhh dude that tip to prevent moles has just lifted a huge stress off my shoulders thank you so much! <3

  6. Laura Jo Hill on April 28, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I never thought about dogs liking fresh veggies. Good boy Tuck! I hope Lulu, the hyper golden retriever/ husky mix will be as good. We are both beginners. Can you give e more details on the square foot method? I’m sure different plants vary. Thanks for all the info!

  7. divalicious Queen ` on April 28, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Beautiful tuk tuk

  8. Randy Jay on April 28, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I always enjoy your energy brother and your videos. Thanks for all the great content.

  9. Mary Peterson on April 28, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    ♥️♥️♥️luv Tuck!

  10. Terryharleyrides on April 28, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Great Stuff,…….🥺✌️👍😎

  11. Bob Mckean on April 28, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Tuck is the star

  12. Melanie Allen on April 28, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    thankyou!! Im happy we dont have moles in Australia..

  13. Brandon Stahl on April 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    no way jersey is in 7a

  14. judah Sina on April 28, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    love you Tuck!!!

  15. Drew Mow on April 28, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Tuck is the best!!!

  16. Cécile Escure on April 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Good boy Tuck you are such a great garden pooch!!

  17. shawna moen on April 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I have yorkies that love to sneak peas out of my basket

  18. Ambil Aevus on April 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Will the cabbage root, if left in the ground, grow another cabbage?
    Just curious.

  19. M2 on April 28, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Your Tuck reminds me of our Coco. A morkie. She goes into the garden and eats stuff all the time. My daughter just make her and her bunny and parrot their own garden bed. Safe to eat what they want off it. Tuck is super cute ❤️

  20. Roberta A on April 28, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I love the info, Tuck makes me happy and the dynamic intro is soooo nice! 💚🏡💚🏡

  21. Scott Ryan on April 28, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    New subscriber to your channel. Love the Tips & Tricks you share.

  22. John Hassell on April 28, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    #heartsforTuck ! When I’d sit on my back porch, overlooking the garden, while watching your videos, I’d tell my late boxer Bernard about Tuck and how he ate carrots right from the garden. I’m grateful for your free educational videos, thank you James.

  23. Quantum Timelines on April 28, 2022 at 6:51 pm


  24. Eva Rezanka on April 28, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I wonder who was Tuck in his past life? 😁
    But I’m so confused – aren’t raw beans toxic??

  25. Joanie Pacheco on April 28, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Oddly enough the also rises in the east where I live too 🌺😁

  26. Mark Jackson on April 28, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Love seeing Tuck enjoy the garden! He is too cute. Thanks for sharing him and your garden with us!

  27. Gary Miller on April 28, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Who’s a goooooood boy? Tuck eating Dragon Tongue beans is so cute. Great video with lots of great information to digest.

  28. Bubonic4U on April 28, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    6:10 "where I live the sun rises in the east and sets in the west"
    no shit?

  29. Janet Bruce on April 28, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Cute dog

  30. Cee C on April 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    My dog eats all my veggies too haha. I grow beans just for him

  31. Crewmax42 on April 28, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    We just rebuilt one of our beds. A couple of areas had gaps to the soil. We stapled landscape fabric slong the inside to create a barrier to slow the wash of soil out the bottom.

  32. Lost Pony on April 28, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    1:50 that cabbage squeak

  33. Ann Andrews on April 28, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    There are 704 comments. May I add one more. Great ideas! We have 5 raised beds, built high for us seniors. I think I need to add soil. The soil is 12 inches below the edge of the boards. What is the commercial product you used on top?

  34. Julie MDC on April 28, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Love your channel! How about planting a raised bed near a brick wall for heat transfer in winter?

  35. Derik Brandt on April 28, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Where I live the sun rises in the east and sets in the west too. 😛 jk Love your videos.

  36. Sillie's House on April 28, 2022 at 7:05 pm


  37. Jackie T on April 28, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Love that fricken dog. you two crack me up — thank you 🙂

  38. L R on April 28, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    My 6 year old loves to watch your videos. He is a great gardener. He especially loves to watch your dog eat snacks from the garden!

  39. JMatym Gatyon on April 28, 2022 at 7:14 pm


  40. Sara Leclerc on April 28, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    You cover everything & love the way you school! I refer back many times & when inquiring about anything I check your channel 1st. & oh that Tuck , I need a pal like that ! 😊

  41. E 1 on April 28, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    I love it, "Where I live the Sun rises in the east…." Pretty sure it rises in the East for everyone. LOL. Funny, but i still love your channel and videos. I am building similar but the fruit trees will be tropical fruits. More Tuck !!!

  42. Serel on April 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Aww you and Tuck are such a sweet combo ❤️ so glad I found your channel, your passion for growing and the outdoors is adorable! P.s do you need an outdoors loving wife? 😀😁💕🤦🏻‍♀️😂

  43. roberto leon on April 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Excelente vídeo ,thaks for all the tips 👍

  44. ArtisticEcclectic on April 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Hi James,
    I’ve just run across your videos in the last few days. I appreciate your content, and the way you talk about Tuck is adorable. Glad you have such a good friend and companion. Even cooler that he takes part in what you do and enjoys it. 🙂

  45. Joquita Sullivan on April 28, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    This guy really does not know what he is talking about. Treated wood is no longer toxic, we fixed it a while back. Its releases toxins about the same as untreated. Go look it up but please stay off wikipedia, nothing on there is correct. Go find legitimate sources and beware the propagandists media on all sides.

  46. bdwon on April 28, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Tuck is the cutest

  47. Winter Fae on April 28, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    I’d like to know more about building beds

  48. Rebekah Kerahaw on April 28, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Tuck is adorable. My dogs name is Tucker. He is a Bernese Mountain Dog. He loves when I go out to the garden. He waits for me to throw him out some green beans.

  49. Bessie on April 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    My mum has sadly just lost her dog just like Tuck at 13 years old – seeing Tuck just reminded me of her dog when he was younger 🥺

  50. Steph Sherman on April 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Love you Tuk!! always love to see you in the garden with Daddy! Such a good companion! 💕🤗🐶🍆🍅🥦

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