16 Reasons to Garden in Raised Beds; 6 Reasons Not To

| 2/19/2016 10:30:00 AM

Tags: garden, seed, planting, growing, farm, vegetables, raised beds, ,
Candi Johns

My garden is a rustic assembling of random materials erected into raised beds.


It currently has over 20 beds. It is fenced in so the local wildlife don't eat all my veggies and I love it. The entire space (including paths) is around 50 feet by 50 feet. We have outgrown our current garden and have decided to expand our growing space.


Raised beds are not for everyone. As we are planning, designing and getting ready to construct another raised garden for our homestead I have found myself pondering the whole project. Is it really worth it?

To tell you the truth, building a large, raised garden is quite an undertaking.

5/15/2018 10:06:28 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

3/17/2016 8:50:20 PM

My main problem with raised beds is the fact that I can only work them by hand-can't till, can't mow, can't bushog, so all weeding and cultivating has to be by hand. As I get older, I appreciate more the ability to till or disc instead of hand weed or hoe.

2/25/2016 5:24:29 PM

Wonder Woman, old tired man here. I used to be the never tiring project worker but the years have slowed me down some. I still get fired up and do heavy work projects. My material of choice for raised beds is limestone rocks that are taken out of walls that are being replaced with fashionable retaining wall blocks. So a da of hauling rocks will certainly bring on some aches and pains the next day. I'm into the mature season of life but it doesn't mean I'm not in the game still. ***** Have a great super hero Spring gardening day.

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