Last spring, my cousin Jeanne told me that she wanted to put in a raspberry patch. It’s one of those things that sounds like a good idea — like running a country B&B. But I could imagine the patch, like so many I have seen, becoming an unruly, weedy mass that nobody wants to deal with. What Jeanne needed, I thought, was a raised b [...]
From a five-star review by “Bill the gardener” of Hemet, CA.
Watermelon and squash growing in the Elevated Cedar Raised Bed
We purchased our raised bed planters last year and this is the second year growing food in them. Thought it was about time I did a review. Yes, we get compliments on how good they look, but the main thing fo [...]
Here is a pic of one of the VegTrugs, along with two Tomato Success Kits and my antique “veggie bed.” I have planted eggplant, peppers, Swiss chard, radishes and cauliflower in this trug. Love it !
Wooden slats support a row of Self-Watering Planters.
Gardener Robyn Lindberg shared these photos on our Facebook wall. She tells the [...]
The Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, augmented with a cold-frame top.
Another great idea from one of our customers: Rose Deskavich, who gardens in western Massachusetts, modified her Elevated Raised Bed, adding a custom cold frame so she could grow greens, parsley and chives through the winter. “During warm weather, I do not take the top o [...]
This laundry platform is made with 12″ Raised Bed Corners.
Our aluminum Raised Bed Corners come in several heights: 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″ and 23″, each sized to fit standard 2 x lumber.
Over the years, I’ve helped develop dozens of gardening innovations here at Gardener’s Supply. Among my [...]
This idea comes from a gardener in Arlington, VA, who reviewed our Raised Bed Corners (4 stars):
"To prevent rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks from getting into the bed, I wanted to enclose it with a 2-foot-high fence that would still allow easy access to the plantings. The 2-inch-square holes in the corners (which typically are covered [...]
Ellen Ecker Ogden’s design in progress, top, for the 2×8 Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, below, which features flowers. Ogden’s design, A Paint Box Garden of Edible Plants, features vegetables.
If you’re a garden designer in Vermont, what do you do in the winter? If you’re creative, you design!
Ellen Ecker Ogden, who c [...]
We recently shared our great results about growing sweet potatoes in the Grow Bags. What about raised beds? What about extra-deep raised beds? We planted three Grow Beds. Each was filled with a blend of 70 percent container mix, 20 percent topsoil and 10 percent compost. To determine if a deeper planting area would yield more tubers, we made [...]