Compost & Garden Soil Suppliers Don't Want You To Know About This Cheap Way To Fill Your Raised Beds

Compost & Garden Soil Suppliers Don't Want You To Know About This Cheap Way To Fill Your Raised Beds

You can save upwards of 75% on the total cost required to fill your raised bed garden utilizing this technique!


  1. Debbie Masters on May 7, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you for these tips.

  2. UNIQUE SOUNDS FOR SLEEP & RELAXATION on May 7, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    My niece and few us , need organic plants. Because food now in store hurt our stomch

  3. Kim Schmidt on May 7, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    I got worms in my compost ,I juice in the morning with carrots and apples ,beat root,greens that puts out alot of the dry pulp every morning in compost,I wont have a big garden just wanted to get more involved, it’s harder on me now,but I want to get my mom intrested she this,as she will be moving in in with me since my step dad has past,I started a compost in a super larg tote drilled holes all over,I got huge worms and super rich soil, but it made it difficult as it got heavier and adding other things to that big tote is there a way that you could suggest doing the compost I’ve seen them in like the barrels where you can turn the handle and in it kind of loves it when it needs it I’m aware of the Styx the leaves you know and different things that need to go in it but I was just wondering if there was an easier way to do that than the tote because I can’t lift it it’s probably a hundred and something pounds in there and I know you need it how you need to turn it and stuff like that so honestly I’m just looking for some ideas for for pretty newbies but I want to do is substantial Garden but it’s not a huge one I want to start garden with decent rows but not huge ,atleast to start, I can run small pvs pip for water or any suggestion you have … thank you ,

  4. irishkazolotse on May 7, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you for showing the great example on the Hugelcultur and no dig method! The only thing i wanted to add is about community wood chips and mulch – the asian wiggle worm is all over the US now, be aware of that pest and confirm before hauling the unbagged soil or mulch or chips.

  5. debra houston on May 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    What a GREAT idea of using posts, cardboard + chicken wire to define, make your garden containers!! PERF!
    TY for sharing your great ideas + knowledge! So glad I found your channel!
    👍😋🫑🍉🥬😊 🍓🥬🍅😋👍

  6. jill mann on May 7, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Yeah! This is my marvelous! I have ALL of this kind of stuff! Great! Great info!!! from Northern Minnesota 🙋🏼‍♀️🌹

  7. Svela Nikolova on May 7, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I filled it with all kings of garden waste nettles weeds branches food waste. Then I am going to top it with sand soil and the last 5 inches will be my vermicompost. After the bed takes off I am topping it with forest soil and mulch. Total cost so far 0
    Only the seeds cost me a 1 lev .the problem. Now is what to grow on that perticular spot

  8. T G on May 7, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Grate info about soil, I learned a grate deal now how to make my own soil.
    I also have unrelated question, I have been using fiberglass PVC screen mesh as a cover up for my garden ,since I have a lot of problem with deer, squirrel and rabbit, my question is this safe environmently for the animal and my soil? Would the screen ,I assume has epoxy coating contaminate the soil?
    Appreciate a reply
    Thank you

  9. Katrina Likiliki on May 7, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Im loving how easy it has been to find these organic materials to fill my containers but I’m concerned about the wood I’ve found. Should I avoid using wood that has been eaten by termites and filled with other bugs? I think that I’ve scared most of them out when chopping and dropping the pieces a few times but there may still be eggs and larvae left…and how about old wood that may have been diseased once upon a time? I cant seem to find an answer on the web without writing lots in the search bar (which actually broadens the results 🙁 l’d love to hear what you think! Thanks!

  10. Judy Dillard on May 7, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    I have an abundance of pine and eucalyptus leaves that fall into my yard from neighbors trees. How can I use them?

  11. Alex Mala on May 7, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Thank you for your clip. Very informative. Because I know very little about gardening, I have a question. Would meat scraps and bones be of benefit in a compost bin, or should we avoid adding them? Thank you.

  12. Jean B. on May 7, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    How do I Know which plants need 6" soil which need 12" ? The seed packs don’t mention this fact.

  13. Girl Go Get Your Pearls on May 7, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Do you have to put holes in that container in the bottom for drainage?

  14. فاطمة أمين on May 7, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Very smart

  15. Craig Clement on May 7, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    For my raised beds, I also incorporate various mushroom spawn, oysters and shiitakes. I use a hardwood chips for my beds. The rest of his technique works very well for me.

  16. Monica Goldstein on May 7, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Excellent! Thank you so much!❤️

  17. Doberman 58 on May 7, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Can we use cardboard boxes? I have a few from Amazon. Or is the print unsafe

  18. Cassie on May 7, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Great info. I should have watched this before ordering so much potting soil for the garden this year.

  19. Bee Bob on May 7, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Visual learning as you demonstrated is the best way to get others to understand how to do something

  20. Sally Elliott on May 7, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    What if we live in an area that has issues with termites? Won’t the wood chips encourage termites? I’ve has hibiscus cuttings that. started out great but ended up dying off. After close inspection, my husband noted termites had attacked the roots.

  21. Jean B. on May 7, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Excellent Video TY

  22. Jayne Weathers on May 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    What about sand? If you have an abundance of sand, are there any good uses for it in a garden?

  23. Monika Sturm on May 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    We’ve decided to start our raised bed and going to use that kegel thing. We don’t have any dead tree limbs or leaves though. So while driving my daughter back a bed fourth to dialysis I look for neighbors and construction sites in the area and ASK if they mind if I take some. Most look at me crazy for wanting their trash but honestly allow my to take them. I have enough leaves now and found a road construction expansion with a nice mountain of older tree material making a neighborhood look trashy that Ican have. I plan on returning to these nice people with some of the produce we get to show them thanks and what they helped to create.

  24. glen wilson on May 7, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    This is amazing. So if I have s vegetable that requires 12" I’m ok adding leaves, chipings ect up to 6"? Then add the compost?

  25. Kim Schmidt on May 7, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    You really give out such thorough information, ty

  26. Vicki Serre on May 7, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Great info, look forward to watching and learning what my grandparents would do

  27. MICHELLE GRIFFIN on May 7, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    I was able to lay some palm fronds down on the base which I was very thankful for as I have so many ans there’s not much else you can do with them. I started putting fast compositing veggie scraps in the very middle of each bed so the worms have good feed. I literally have worm farms now. Love the idea of wood got tons of that too

  28. Jender Arevalo on May 7, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Is pine leaves organic compose

  29. Lisa Pop on May 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Does anyone know if pine straw is good for this? It is extremely readily available where I live. I have heard conflicting information on it using it

  30. fageta aboutit on May 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Great video! Thanks!

  31. Fanny Lang on May 7, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Your videos have been very informative and helpful. Thank you! My husband and I were inspired by your raised beds and have made two so far. 3 to go 😮‍💨. They’re each 3 feet deep and 6-8 feet long, terracing our sloped yard with each one. It’s great to have an affordable way to grow things since we have red clay here in NC, and lots of logs and leaves as filler. I’m wanting to grow lots of tomatoes in these beds. Would you recommend that we create the little soil pockets you mentioned here for those? And what would you consider to be “vigorous growers” that would require those pockets that the average backyard gardener would be growing?..if you don’t mind. Thanks so much!

  32. MARYKAY CARR on May 7, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks so much Dan. This was great help. I am just starting on my raised beds in a tiny space.

  33. Asia Soto on May 7, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I did this with our raised veggies beds a few years ago. My husband thought I was crazy but our garden is gorgeous and it’s great to see the material breaking up when digging around in the beds.

  34. Traci Long on May 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Can u add kitchen scraps as well?

  35. Farmgirl64 on May 7, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Can you use older straw

  36. Ella Bradshaw on May 7, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    That’s exactly how I started my raised beds and as Dan said, they have continued to perform and are completely organic.

  37. Francesca Reid on May 7, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I don’t have grass. What do I use?

  38. Kansas Gardener on May 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    You made a great learning video that I think every new gardener should watch. I think alot of people think they need to go buy bagged soil for raised beds. I purchased top soil and picked it up in my truck. It wasn’t good soil but a starting point. I built 7 raised beds and filled them with that soil. I put wood and leaves in the bottom 1/3. Every year I added leaves, grass clippings,compost and peat moss to the beds. I now have great soil 4 years later. Yes it took some time for nature to do its thing but the outcome was worth the wait! I now have great soil full of life! My videos speak for themselves. Great soil = great plants.

  39. Nancy In the garden on May 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I w been here thirty four years in July. Never put anything on the veg garden. Don’t and won’t put anything from township in veg garden bc I keep adding most of our leaves. Every Fall bc I believe butterflies leave eggs and then I’d ship them out with the township Fall leaf pickup. I don’t fully cleanup the gardens for Thai reason. Caterpillars hide under the debris from night birds and foragers. If you put your stuff only then you know what’s being broken down.

  40. Sisters Breaking Bad on May 7, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    I love this! I am going to talk about this and drive people back to your channel

  41. Jell’s Aventuras on May 7, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Wow.. Thank you for this video, now I can able to lessen my top soil.. I’m ready for this year..
    1 question. Grass would work too ? 🙂

  42. Cami Cri on May 7, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Great! I learned about a plant I don’t remember hearing about! Thanks!

  43. Yonie Copeland on May 7, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Should I take out grass before I start a raised bed garden, or just fill in the way described in the video?

  44. EF on May 7, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I just got rid of every bit of decomposition of leaves in Spring pickup. Do you actually mostly use bins? Donyou drill holes in all the bins first for drainage and halfway bury your garden bin? Also, I tried using a large wooden bin full of sticks and leaves, and the tree roots came from under it snd made a tsngled mess in the soil. The bin for gardening became unusable. Should I have first put down heavy plastic to prevent the tree’s roots from getting involved in my compost?

  45. Kim Schmidt on May 7, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Wood chips like they use in stalls in barns or

  46. Harold Rick on May 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Yep your videos helpful I live in Oakhurst and I’m making the raised garden bed I’ve got buckets five gallon buckets and I’m making my garden raised garden with rounds of logs that had gave me ideas on how to fill it I got plenty of chips plenty of ash plenty of small logs and lots of leaves thank you

  47. V Den on May 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm


  48. BluStone 60 on May 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing your experience and expertise. I bought my home 7 yrs ago from a guy who golf/ chipped on my lawn and fertilized against weeds on sand. Its poison ground. I won’t eat anything that comes out of it so I need a above ground garden. Thanks

  49. glen wilson on May 7, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I’m doing pots and planters and it’s costing me a fortune in compost so far

  50. Colleen Garcia on May 7, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    My soul is very impacted. Should I dig it all out, lay down organic mulches, branches, etc and refill with the soil and an amendment of some type? Nothing grows well anymore. They start well and die off or stay small. Also I have these curled caterpillar nematode like bugs under my soil. What are those?

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