How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

How to Build a Raised Vegetable Box

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

A lot of people want to grow a flower or vegetable garden this year but may be thinking it’s too hard.

For me, gardening projects shouldn’t be complicated and hard to do.

In fact, I taught myself to garden and am going to share a really easy tutorial on how to make a raised garden box. This is not going to be laborious. In fact it’ll take less than an hours time and be remembered as on of the those fun garden projects.

How to Build a Raised Vegetable Box

The first thing you want to do before you even begin constructing your raised garden box is get some seeds planted.

You can buy germinated plants but I like using seeds simply because it’s cheaper per plant and gives me a higher yield.

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I start my seeds indoors four weeks before I plan to plant them outside. I keep them near a sunny window and rotate them every few days so that they’ll grow upright and not slanted in the direction of the window and sunlight.

To build my raised vegetable garden box I use a 12 foot long piece of pressure treated pine and have it cut down to four 4 foot long pieces.

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Using scrap wood, I insert braces in each corner. This project is as simple as creating a square using the four pieces of wood and hammering everything together with deck nails.

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If you look at each corner, you’ll see where I nailed a square scrap piece of wood for extra support.

After getting the raised vegetable box in the ground I fill it with soil and get everything planted. This is the ideal time to use a little Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food.

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At first your garden will look like nothing much.

WEEK 1

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After just a few weeks of sunlight and watering you’ll begin to see your vegetable garden box come to life.

WEEK 5

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I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy garden project.

For more gardening ideas “follow” the A Proverbs Wife Gardening Board on Pinterest.

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You’ll be able to access their expansive library of articles and videos full to help them keep a healthy and beautiful garden.

 

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Comments

  1. To save even more money use newspaper for the bottom before you add the dirt, it will prevent the weeds and decompose naturally.

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  2. Do you have to add a bottom?

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Kevra, I didn’t add a bottom but you can add landscaping fabric to block the weeds from growing.

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  3. Thanks! That sure does look easy to do and follow 🙂 Will try that at home 🙂

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  4. Need to get more ideas like this. thanks for sharing

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  5. Great instructions! I think it would work out with my apartment balcony. 😀

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  6. Great job on the garden! I might do raised beds next year.

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  7. Wonderful post. This a great project to do with the kids over the summer.

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  8. I wanted to plant a garden this year. I wonder if it’s too late…

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