How to Build a 4′ x 4′ Raised Bed Garden Kit from Start to Finish

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John from goes on a field trip to his friends house to install a 4’x4′ Square Foot Raised Bed Garden. In this video you wil…

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25 Responses to How to Build a 4′ x 4′ Raised Bed Garden Kit from Start to Finish

  1. I’m planning to do raised beds next year and will be building my own using
    1×12 Cedar. My question is; can I place a double layer of landscaping
    fabric over the existing grass where I want the beds or do I have to dig up
    the grass first (which would nix the project).

    March 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  2. @AnitaGofradump2008 Hi Anita I watched a documentary a couple weeks ago
    about food grown in Mexico. They use water from an open waterway that had
    dead bodies from dogs and people in it plus waste from the local hospital.
    After it was over I went to make a sandwich with a tomato I got from the
    store because mine aren’t ready yet. It was labeled Mexico. I took a bite
    of it anyway and it tasted like, well NOT a tomato. You can’t beat the
    taste of a home grown vegetable right off the vine!

    March 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  3. Those Kits are great and very easy to assemble BUT :) very expensive for
    the size.

    John Strauss
    March 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  4. I do not replace the soil in my beds. I only continually improve and build
    the soil by adding more compost and other organic nutrients including rock
    dust. I usually add compost once or twice a year after each growing season.
    You can also build soil by planting cover crops that fix nitrogen such as
    beans and legumes.

    Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens
    March 29, 2014 at 5:54 pm

  5. I am growing stevia for the first time!

    Stacy E
    March 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  6. Were the hinges supposed go on the outside??

    March 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm

  7. Cool

    March 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm

  8. John, where do you get your drip irrigation supplies?

    Marco Principio
    March 29, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  9. Ruby Queen Hybrid Sweet Corn. Eat your colors…

    March 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  10. @LawnsAreDumb …I love your name…Lawns are dumb:)

    March 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm

  11. I like your Vids John, you have great enthusiasm and energy. I just think
    sometimes what you do is not always practical in a financial sense. I mean
    how much did it cost you to get the raised bed, and materials to fill it?
    When you add that up, one would just think it’s cheaper to go and buy
    organic food and not bothering doing it yourself. Sure that takes the fun
    out of it, especially if you’re a keen gardener. But sometimes think your
    vid need to be a bit more realistic in a money sense

    March 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm

  12. Hey John. I’ve been watching you videos for years. Also bought a Omega
    juicer from you. Because of you, I’ve got a 25’x6′ raised bed in my yard.
    This summer we are growing: Green onions Lots of different peppers Many
    types of tomato Spinach Carrots Kale Many different types of lettuce
    Spaghetti squash Brussel sprouts Collards Zucchini and four Lavender plants

    March 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  13. We didn’t have a dust mask. Its not advised to breathe in fine particles of
    rock dust.

    Learn Organic Gardening at GrowingYourGreens
    March 29, 2014 at 8:52 pm

  14. Great video as usual. Can i put this bed on my wood deck? Where did u buy
    that trellis?

    March 29, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  15. Good Job Sir>!

    March 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

  16. Watching your videos has inspired me to try the rock dust. Can’t find it
    locally here in Fort Worth so I ordered some and it should be arriving
    today. Can’t wait….excited to see what results I will get using it in my

    March 29, 2014 at 10:30 pm

  17. Have a ton of collard green seedlings growing in the backyard (all because
    of you : ) I don’t even know what they are!

    March 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  18. Another fantastic video. Can’t tell you a specific plant but my garden is
    3X as large now partly due to watching your videos. Great stuff. I sure
    enjoy going out there everyday and walking around.

    March 29, 2014 at 11:39 pm

  19. Hi John, I love your videos and always look forward to what you have to
    share. I bought 4 of these exact beds at Home Depot 3 months ago and set
    them up in south Lake county. I combined 3 of them to make 2 4×8 beds.
    They’ve worked great and were really easy to set up. Our snow peas have
    really taken off! Also, I knew Rick and Karen a few years ago from potlucks
    and such. They’re really great people and it’s been fun to see your videos
    showing the progress in their backyard.

    March 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

  20. @luvintherawlife The one problem I have is with cats. It’s a big litter box
    to them. I have learned if I plant lavender that the cats don’t like that
    and will stay away. Next summer I will have to try it.

    March 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

  21. With the angular cut at the end of those boards shouldn’t the hinges go on
    the outside? Also, seems like you could add another kit on top to make it a
    bit deeper. Thanks for another good video John!

    March 30, 2014 at 12:39 am

  22. @growingyourgreens werd

    March 30, 2014 at 1:05 am

  23. @luvintherawlife so far ,so good. I built 3 at about 4 bordes high, that’s
    about 20 inches. they are 4′ x 6′ and are doing fine. I was able to use
    cheaper baords that have some knot holes in them but they are doing great.
    I did have to put a board in the middle so it wouldn’t bowout from all the
    dirt. the other ones i build are only 2 baords high so that is not a

    March 30, 2014 at 1:32 am

  24. Best plant I have going this year because of you is our Moringa trees!
    Started them from seed a couple of months ago, and they are already about
    as thick as a pencil and two and a half feet tall! Some of them didn’t make
    it because of toads getting into the plant pots, but we have five out of
    eight that are doing great!

    March 30, 2014 at 2:26 am

  25. @growingyourgreens From the costs you have mentioned, it seems a lot
    cheaper in the states than here (UK). I have worked out the cost for here,
    and it would be a lot more, easily $100 or more per bed. Sorry if I came
    across negative, was not my intention. I was just thinking of my situation,
    i have 100ftx40ft to grow on, with poor soil. and the cost to do what you
    did would be insane lol. Always enjoy your vids John, great stuff :)

    March 30, 2014 at 2:47 am

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