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Best Raised Garden Bed Kits

Updated on November 4, 2014

Raised Garden Bed Kits

Selecting a raised garden bed kit can be a difficult endeavour. There are many factors you must consider in choosing the kit that works best for you, such as ease of assembly, size, material, cost, and durability. Raised garden beds allow you to plant vegetables, flowers, or herbs apart from the soil in your yard or if you do not have the actual land to garden. Perhaps your soil has been overused or is not apt for planting. Raised garden beds allow you to create that landscape or grow those plants you wish to grow despite these impediments. If you are hoping to grow a smaller-scale garden, a moderately sized kit is best for you. However, if you prefer a large garden or would like to grow larger plants, choose a kit that is sizable. If you hope to maintain your garden bed kit for many years, there are models that are designed to last longer and withstand more use. Similarly, certain plants or vegetables may require more space or depth for their roots; therefore, you would want to choose a bed kit with more volume. If you and your family travel or change location frequently, kits that disassemble are more ideal. Whether you are looking to create a long-term or extensive garden or smaller, less permanent arrangement, the garden bed kit you choose should accommodate your space and choice of plants, while also remaining cost efficient and durable.

Most of the raised garden bed kits available are rectangular or square in shape, though some are tiered or round, offering more decorative gardening options. Some kits are stackable, allowing you to grow more in a smaller space. You can also purchase a raised garden bed kit that is guaranteed not to rot. The sizes of garden bed kits vary, though you may purchase a kit as slim as 7 inches deep or as wide as 12 inches. The cost of garden bed kits range from around $30 to nearly $140. The material the kit is made of influences price, as wooden kits tend to cost less than polyethylene or plastic ones. Some kits come with enclosures, while others allow space for plants that grow tall. Other garden bed kits include connectors that allow for the creation of a larger gardening area. The selections below are samples of such options available on Amazon, all highly rated with four or five stars, that will offer options for functionality, durability, and design.

Round Raised Garden Kit

Easy Gardener offers a small and affordable option for gardening. "Round Raised Garden Kit" is a circular alternative to the typical rectangular options. This raised garden bed kit allows you to plant several small plants or a few mid-sized plants. It is easy to assemble as it simply unfolds and connects.

It comes with stakes to secure the bed to the ground, keeping your garden safe and secure. The bed is easy to maintain and harvest. Priced at only $25, it is an affordable investment, moderately-sized garden, and durable option for your plants or vegetables.

Greenes Cedar Raised Garden Kit 4' x 4' x 7

"Greenes Cedar Raised Garden Kit 4' x 4' x 7" by Greenes is yet another moderate and affordable option. At about $50, this kit is a great choice for someone looking for a smaller garden bed. This bed is ideal for vegetables as it is 7 inches deep. Its square shape provides plenty of room to space out your plants. It is made of cedar, contributing to the natural aesthetic of your garden. This wood is also sturdy and durable, proving an excellent choice for a garden bed that needs to withstand weather or transport.

This kit is also easy to assemble, requiring only a screws and a screwdriver. This raised garden bed kit is also stackable and expandable. Greenes's garden bed kit allows you to sustain a smaller garden or enlarge the one you have.

Raised Bed Garden Kit Cedar

Another option available by Easy Bed, "Raised Bed Garden Kit Cedar 4ft x 4ft x 10 inches deep," is similar to the kit by Greenes. It is also easy to assemble as it only requires a few minutes of attaching brackets with screws. This kit, however, is deeper, offering 10 inches of volume.

This option is perfect for plants with extensive roots. Made of American cedar, it is durable and sustainable. Your purchase also aids forest jobs and businesses. This kit costs about $69, a value for the quality, space, and options you are afforded with this selection.

Suncast 48-Inch by 48-Inch by 18-Inch 6 Panel Tiered Resin Raised Garden Kit

"Suncast RBD939 48-Inch by 48-Inch by 18-Inch 6 Panel Tiered Resin Raised Garden Kit" by Suncast is a unique option. A bit pricier than other listed options, this kit is guaranteed not to rot as it is made of plastic. It costs about $82. This is an excellent value, however, as it is tiered and can be shaped in a number of ways according to your taste and creativity. Its long, interlocking panels are both durable and light.

This raised garden bed kit comes with stakes, securing it to the ground to keep your plants and vegetables secure. It is a perfect choice for those hoping for a decorative option that holds many plants. It offers plenty of space for several or larger plants.

Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Kit

LifeTime offers a more expensive, but compelling option. "Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Kit" is about $130. It is made of uv-protected polyethylene, ensuring that your kit is not damaged by the sun or weather. This bed comes with two square kits that are stackable, an ideal option for those with a smaller lawn space or in need of a deeper bed for larger plants.

This raised garden bed kit also comes with an enclosure to protect or shield your plants. LifeTime's kit disassembles easily, perfect for individuals that need to transport their gardens often. It is easy to assemble as it requires no tools; the panels lock together. This kit is an excellent choice if you require a garden that can withstand movement and weather, is spacious and flexible, or is durable and protected.

Choosing Your Kit

All of these options are well-rated and reviewed on Amazon. If you are in the market for a raised garden bed kit, these selections may prove ideal or, perhaps, lead you to the best choice for you and your home.

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