Learn the Benefits of Gardening in Raised Beds

Raised beds offer a simple and effective way to create a healthy and productive garden by manipulating the growing environment for the better. And the best part is, no matter how bad the ground you’re starting with, ideal planting conditions can be created for soil structure and drainage; essential keys to success.

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  1. Is this video actually encouraging using "Milorganite" for food production?!? That is beyond messed up!. Im okay with sewage sludge being used for turf grass and ornamentals but definitely not for food meant for human consumption-this is literally the city of Milwaukee's biosolids/sewage! Many peer reviewed papers have shown that biosolids can contain high quantities of heavy metals, pharmaceutical metabolites, household chemicals, Personal Care Products, etc why would anyone in their right mind use this in food intended for consumption?

  2. Put the paper cartons and leaves+stows before compost to avoid weeds and put waste compost worms tubes or buckets in your corners growing beds. They will improve the soil and the taste and nutritions of your vegetables and fruits.

  3. How come concrete blocks are not used for raised beds? Not seeing any in videos at all. Do they give off harmful chemicals or something? Seems they would not degrade in lifetime.

  4. or store bought soil. Do you guys have any idea how much wasted time I spent buying such products as Kelloggs Garden Soil for Vegetables and Flowers, only to find it is really mulch. What soil are you buying for a raised bed? I want to buy a bag of soil, come home, put it in the bed, and plant seeds.

  5. For those of us who aren't millionaires there are a couple of options. Most real lumberyards will carry 4×4 untreated rough pine that runs about $12 for a 8ft 4×4 – as of 2019. They are rough but nothing a few hours of sanding won't fix. You can seal them with a polymerized linseed oil or pine tar – they're food safe. If you're going the PT route one neat trick I've seen is that you can line the walls with a HDPE plastic floor underlay – the stuff they use for radiant heating. It's a bit pricey but again, food safe. So if you go that way, you can varathane the wood, it'll stay looking nice and you don't have to worry about chemicals leaching into your soil.

  6. lol Poseur garden. Those 12ft cedar 4 x 4's are over $40+ with tax (or $150+ with tax, if those are 6 x 6's, which they seem to be in the video). That's not a garden–that's a film studio. This nonsense should anger people, even if the video is produced for Milorganite Fertilizer. People garden for cheap fresh produce and sustainability, not because they're f*cking millionaires.

    At 2:09 you can see the stacks of lumber and lumber already laid out. That's over $10k of 12ft 6 x 6's CEDAR, BEFORE TAX. How many trees had to die? hahahaha

  7. Love your program, every episode is enlightening! While I've had some gardening experience, I've never grown my garden in raised beds. I'm now considering it for several reasons. The primary reason is that my new garden will be grown in a space where an old orange grove existed, you can only imagine what remains in the ground from the care taking of the fruit trees. The sentimental part of this story is that this property is the very place where I learned to garden as a child with my grandmother! I was blessed to have two sets of grandparents who showed me the benefits of having a garden! My question, is it more economical to have raised beds, or is it better to amend the soil? Which is more sustainable? Would I need to amend the soil every year due to seepage? The grove has been gone now for 10 years, is contamination something I even need to worry about? I would love to grow as organically as possible, oh and I live in Central Florida. Thank you!

  8. having ageing great-great-grandparents I have spent time for them to still get out to do their garden the soil is great to grow with here just the downfall is the weeds did remove the soil and put down the gravel and industrial landscaping fabric them wash rock more fabric with the rock on top them put the raised beds on top of this did find out how to control the weeds
    throw the winter I did by the spring had most of the beds were ready to use have power to each bed and water as well too if we need to plug something in we can without having to use a cord same as the watering holes
    so far not weeds in them and if we have a lot of rain the drainage with the rock is great no wey ground for them to walk in have 2 rows that were the first built to close to each other we could not get the tracker down the rows the exit ones we did just easier to clean the beds when the can use the tracker
    we build a greenhouse that way too all we did differently was when we water the plants the water wast drainage into a pit and can be reused storage we have a root cellar for storage and have a building as we to take care for shipping the vegetable to the market
    it's our 2nd year with the greenhouse we are gowning all year round now have 12 people employed now and hoping to build 2 or 3 more greenhouses have more outside raised beds this year too

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