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Elevated Garden Bed - The Easiest Way to Grow Vegetables

Updated on June 28, 2017

Best Choice Raised Garden Bed

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Gardening Without Kneeling or Bending Over

Elevated garden beds are just about the perfect way to grow veggies (or flowers) for many reasons. First and foremost, you never have to kneel or bend over the tend your garden. So much better for older people or people with back or kneel problems. Another great reason is that they are movable. You are not stuck having them in one place, you can move them around the yard or deck. They are also quick and easy to water and have drainage, so over watering is not a problem.

Ever since I first saw these elevated planters, I knew that I had to have them. They were cheaper than the ones my husband built from scratch! Not only do they look pretty, but they will also provide vegetables for my family without the usual drudgery of gardening in the ground.

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This is my Favorite Garden Bed!

Best Choice Products Raised Vegetable Garden Bed Elevated Planter Kit Grow Gardening Vegetables
Best Choice Products Raised Vegetable Garden Bed Elevated Planter Kit Grow Gardening Vegetables

46” x 22 inches. This bed gives you plenty of space to grow herbs, vegetables or flowers.

Bed is made of 0.75 inch thick solid wood. 30 inches tall, it is great for people that cannot kneel or bend over to garden or weed.

Easy to assemble, it requires only a few tools and goes together in less than an hour!

Perfect for wheelchair gardeners!

 

My Experience With The Best Choice Garden Bed

I bought four of these raised garden beds to put in a gardening area of my backyard, see the photo below. The beds in the back were made by my husband. The cost of the materials to make those beds was $50 more than the cost of the Best Choice Kit.

The kit was really easy to put together as long as you have a file or large grit sand paper. When sliding the boards into the corners, if they don't slip in, then file or sand them down a bit till they do. Don't try to force them in by beating them with a hammer, all you will do is crack the wood and ruin them. A bit of sanding and they will go together like a dream.

I stained mine, but you don't have to, you can paint them or leave them to naturally weather. If you do stain or paint them, remember not to do either to the interior side of the wood pieces because stain and paint can leech into the wood and that is not healthy for you or your plants.

I would recommend these garden beds to anyone! They are beautiful, convenient and save your knees and back from the pain that comes with gardening in the ground. They are inexpensive, easy to assemble and look great! Pick a few up today!

Garden Bed Area of My Backyard

Backyard Garden Bed Area
Backyard Garden Bed Area

Closer Look At My Garden Beds

My Garden Beds
My Garden Beds

Video of the Easy Assembly of the Above Garden Bed

Mulch Your Beds for Better Results

You will find that you get more produce from your plants if you cover the soil with some type of mulch. It helps keep down the weeds which steal nutrients from your plants and it helps keeps the dirt moist so you don't have to water as often.

You can use many things for mulch: leaves, cut grass, wood chips or regular bagged mulch like the find at the store. You can use cardboard or newspaper, but you have to either weigh it down or stake it.

I have mulched and not mulched and I definitely prefer mulching. However, I usually don't mulch until the plants are at least 4 inches tall, so they don't get lost in the mulch!

Raised Beds Are a Great Way for Wheelchair Bound Folks To Be Able to Garden!

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What do you think of gardening in this manner ? - We would love your opinion

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    Chitrangada Sharan 6 months ago from New Delhi, India

    These gardening ideas are unique and interesting! Haven't seen something like this earlier.

    I would like to follow your suggestions. These can be very useful for those who have less land space for gardening and that includes me.

    Thanks for sharing this informative and interesting hub!

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    Carol Ann Taylor 6 months ago from Thailand

    I think this is a great idea and have a couple of these ..homemade and especially in my garden which has a lot of very hotspots it is ideal as we can move them to find the best spot for each individual plant. Bonus... I can stand and garden as well :)

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    Tracey Boyer 3 years ago from Michigan

    @paulahite: Thank you, your page is very pretty. I found a couple things to share as well. :)

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    Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

    The first time that I saw this idea was in France a few years ago. Very clever! I featured your lens on our G+ page today!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/10593843672309975630...

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    Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

    This is the way to go for me! I love your selections.

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    Tracey Boyer 4 years ago from Michigan

    @SheGetsCreative: Me too, we are still building more as we plant....lol

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    Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

    Funny - we're in the middle of planting veggies in raised garden beds this week. :) Great ideas.

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    Tracey Boyer 4 years ago from Michigan

    @OhMe: Thank you !

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    Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

    My old back and knees would sure appreciate an elevated garden bed and I will be thinking seriously of these while doing some planting today. Our Pendleton Elementary School Memory Garden has plans for elevated garden spots for the students in wheel chairs. I will be sure to share this page with them.

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    Willicious LM 4 years ago

    I've been looking for alternative planting ideas. I think I am going to work on making one!

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    savateuse 4 years ago

    These are a great idea, very tempting!

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    Leila 4 years ago from Belgium

    Hi Jade, great lens! I've been doing some raised garden beds, and wanna make something like the little table garden as well, it looks so pretty :-)

    I've linked it in the related lenses for my 5 ideas for a shady garden.

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    Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

    I think this might be a good solution for my mom, who is no longer able to bend over and tend her gardens as she used to do. Thank you for sharing this collection.

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    Tracey Boyer 4 years ago from Michigan

    @ecogranny: You are most welcome. As one who has back and knee problems, I have been looking for a way to continue growing vegetables for my family and when I came across these, I knew I had found my solution!

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    jntnevins lm 4 years ago

    I love these. Thank you for a great lens. I am planning on doing a raised garden myself this year.

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    AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

    I like it! I think I would like to try one of these this spring and summer. Some really neat options shown here.