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Raised planting beds are a great way to grow flowers or vegetables in your yard.

Advantages include better drainage, improved soil, longer growing season, and easier pest control.

Wooden raised planting beds are available in precut kits and are easy to assemble. Choose a kit made from rot-resistant wood, such as cedar, so your raised planting bed will last for years.

Raised bed planting kits are available at The Home Depot. Watch this video to find out more.

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

If you don’t have a green thumb, you’re absolutely right, growing thing in your garden can actually be a challenge. So you want to eliminate some of those obstacles. And one of the things you can do is to grow a raised bed, or create a raised bed for your garden. And this kit that I have right back here behind me does exactly that.

Now, this is a cedar raised bed. I’ll tell you what, I put this together right here in the garden center in no time. Because it’s made of cedar it’s not going to rot or decay, and it will resist the insects. Another thing is, all of the pieces came cut. All you had to do was just do a quick assembly, and it was together.

And the nice thing about these kits also, is with one of them you get a four by four sized garden. You can also extend it. Here on the end you can see right here where I can expand it, or you can actually take it up and stack it if you like. So just depending on what you want to put in your garden you could get one kit or a couple of kits.

But the great thing is that having a raised bed like this will turn your black thumb into a green thumb in no time.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I tried raised beds this year, with “organic raised bed soil” and all, with lousy results so far. Poor growth, bugs eating leaves, yellowing leaves, animals eating seeds. Did better i8n hard clay soil. Very disappointed. Hopefully things will improve and I reap something from my garden, pumpkin plants look pretty good.

    • Hi, Kitty,
      Sounds like a personal visit is necessary. We suggest contacting your local Master Gardeners association.
      Master gardeners train on a range of topics so they can provide advice, at no charge, for people in their area.
      Thanks for your comment, and good luck!

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