Raised Garden Bed

One of the perks of building the raised garden bed is you can cope with the sandy land, claylike, or even hard-packed soil.

Other than that, it can be an inexpensive and healthier supply of vegetables and fruits for your daily needs.

There will be tons of ideas, which will inspire you. But you have to consider the one that fits your needs, your budget, and your time to make it.

Here are some ideas for you along with the steps and the instructions:

Box Planter For The Small Space

Raised Garden Bed Box Planter
Ideas by growingthehomegarden.com

If you don’t have much space in your garden, this raised garden bed is the best answer. You can grow the vegetables vertically, and place it in the corner of your garden. 

The supplies you have to prepare:

  • 2 10′ pressure treated deck boards
  • 1 Box of 1 1/4″ deck screws
  • 6-7 cedar fence boards
  • Soil to fill the planters
  • Landscape fabric
  • Seeds

You have to determine the size of the box. After that, you can start working.

Follow the steps here.

Elevated Garden Box

Elevated Garden Bed
Project by addicted2decorating.com

If you love eating fresh organic vegetables and planning to bring it to the outside of the door, this elevated garden is the best answer. 

It is a good option for your small balcony. Besides providing the veggies supplies, it also works to accentuate the natural vibe.

You will need:

  • Cedar boards
  • Screws
  • Miter saw
  • Drill 
  • Tape measure

Further steps and instructions will be shown here

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Tiered Raised Garden Bed

Tiered Raised Garden Bed
By decorandthedog.net

Beautify the corner of your garden with the tiered raised garden bed. It can be the one-stop veggies’ supply in your house.

This kind of raised garden helps you to keep your garden look tidy, beautiful, and beneficial in one.

If it is pretty hard to make both the left side and the right side, you can make it separately. Or you can simply follow the instructions here.

Unique Raised Garden Bed

Unique Raised Garden Bed
DIY by thisoldhouse.com

Simplify your life much more by growing the herb in the raised garden bed. Other than that, you will also need to make it looks adorable.

This kind of planter box will be the focal point of the garden. Fortunately, this planter doesn’t require any special skill. Also, you can make it within approximately 4 hours.

And remember, this can be done in the rooftop deck too.

Raised Bed with Bench Seats

Raised Garden Bed with Bench Seats
Source railwaysleepers.com

If you have a bigger garden and plan to make it more functional, you can install the raised garden beds along with the bench.

The materials you will need:

  • 10 fence posts
  • 20 railway sleepers
  • 22 railway sleepers
  • Over 300 railway sleeper screw
  • 3 lengths of decking

It can increase the benefits of the raised garden bed, where it can be the bench while holding the vegetables as well.

Raised Garden Bed – Repurpose Dresser

Raised Garden Bed - Repurpose Dresser
Source: shelterness.com

Don’t let the unused dresser covered by the dust in your shed. Bring it out and give some touch to make it way better.

Turn your old dresser into the raised garden bed. You can utilize the spacious drawers then grow the plants inside.

The best plants you can grow inside of the drawers are the succulents and the cactus since they don’t need much water to grow.

Raised Garden Box For Growing Vegetables

Raised Garden Box For Growing Vegetables
Source: onehundreddollarsamonth.com

It is always a good idea to have your own planters to grow some vegetables in the garden. It simplifies your cooking time while all of sudden you are running out the supplies. 

You will need some supplies below:

  • 12 wood posts
  • Variable-speed reversing drill with grip
  • 7/8″ drill bit
  • Wooden dowels
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Extension cord
  • Skill saw
  • Pencil
  • Vacuum
  • Miter saw

Assemble the posts and drill each corner. After that, you can insert the wooden dowel in. 

Then, fill the planter box with the compost. Now you can spread the seeds.

Happy gardening!

Water Troughs As Raised Garden Beds

Water Troughs as Raised Garden Beds
Ideas by gardenista.com

Utilizing the water troughs and turning it into the planter box is a brilliant idea.

It can be a decorative piece in the garden and functional to grow the plants. And if you want to beautify the water tank, you can paint it as you desire.

You can choose the space that can grow in the raised garden bed. For further information and instructions, you can see here.

Metal Sheet Raised Garden Box

Metal Raised Garden Bed
Inspired by ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com

The wood and metal materials are the best combinations to make a proper planter box. They are sturdy enough to hold the soil.

First, you have to cut lumber to size, then assemble it into the frame. After that, attach the corrugated metal panels.

Fill the soil in. Then, you can start growing the plants. You can also place the potted plants in the center of the planter box.

Raised Garden Bed For the Vines

Raised Garden Bed For the Vines
Source ponderedprimedperfected.blogspot.com

Fill the blank space in your garden with the box of multi-plants. Repurpose the old and good quality of wood into the box.

It helps you to divide the plants you want to grow. Other than that, you can install the net so that the vine can grow properly.

It can also be the best option if you want to grow some plants in one place.

Self-Watering Planters Box

Self-Watering Raised Garden Bed
Source instructables.com

This self-watering planter box is the best answer if you want the new concept of gardening. This kind of system avoids digging in the dirt in the garden since you will use the containers.

You have to assemble the interior frame. After that, attach the legs and casters to simplify its movement.

See the step-by-step along with the picture here.

Tiered Raised Garden Bed Plans

Tiered Raised Garden Bed Plans
By sawsonskates.com

Building the tiered garden will create a natural hint. You can grow the vegetables, spices, and also herb. Functionally, it can be a market-like spot in your house.

You can start by assembling the wood board using simple tools. When it’s done, you can fill it with the soil and the compost.

Tips: If you want the no-dig installation, you need to cut the grass as short as you could. Then line the bottom of the box with about eight layers of newspaper and place the DIY garden bed on top.

DIY Raised Garden Bed With Landscaping Timbers

DIY Raised Garden Bed With Landscaping Timbers
Source removeandreplace.com

Create an extraordinary garden by adding the raised garden bed made out of the timbers. 

You will need the materials below:

  • Landscaping timbers
  • Stakes
  • Wood oil stain
  • Garden soil
  • Rebar 

Cut the timbers, assemble them, and make the garden box. 

After that, stake them on the corner for drilling. Mark where you drill, then assemble it back. Position the wood and hold them in place with rebar. 

Secure the timbers by adding the stakes inside of the corners. Next, you can start filling the soil, then plant the vegetable as you wish.

Used Tired Raised Garden Bed

Used Tired Raised Garden Bed
Source: instructables.com

Be responsible for what you have, simply by reusing the old stuff. And if you have many old and unused tires, you can repurpose them and turn it into the raised garden bed. 

The materials you will need:

  • Used tires
  • Sharp knife
  • Jigsaw
  • Dual Saw
  • Landscape fabric
  • Garden soil

You have to cut around the tire. 

Note: Opt to use familiar tools since this project is a little bit tricky

You can see the step-by-step here.

Milk Crate Raised Garden Box

Milk Crate Raised Garden Bed
By jeremytubbs via instructables.com

Again. It is one of the best options if you want to deal with the old and unused stuff.
Cut the sidewall of the tires using the jigsaw.

Removing one side of the tires can help it to stand much more stable. Then, you can attach the landscape fabric and fill the soil in.

Tips: Make sure you put the tires in the right place since this tire is immovable once you put the soil in.

Simple Planter Box

Simple Raised Garden Bed
By simplyeasydiy.com

Here is the good news for those who love simple things. You can create the box, which works to grow the plants you desire. 

The supplies you will need are:

  • Furring strips
  • Scrap
  • Screws

You can follow the instructions on how to make a raised garden bed here

Opt to use the herb or small vegetables to avoid it grows too lush.

Decorative Raised Garden Bed

Decorative Raised Garden Bed
Project by Pinterest

Add the artsy touch on the box where you grow the plants. It is just the addition of the diamond patterns on the sides of the box.

You can also make it looks more adorable by painting the box.

This kind of garden bed will be one of the focal points in your garden. Since there is a little bit of complexity in this project, hence it needs the medium woodworking skill.

Herb Wheel Garden Planter

Herb Wheel Raised Garden Plan

If you are bored with the rectangular or square raised garden bed, then, this project is all that you need. No worries, it doesn’t cost much. 

Here are the supplies:

  • 2-1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2-1/2″ Wood Screws
  • Anti-Tip Kit
  • Countersink Drill Bit
  • Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
  • Clamps
  • Safety Gear
  • Wood Filler
  • Wood Glue
  • Sanding Supplies
  • Paste Wax
  • Finishing Supplies

No. This project is not hard. It is just a little bit tricky. For further details and step-by-step, you can see here

Small Metal Raised Garden Bed

Small Metal Raised Garden Bed
Get the product at shop.epicgardening.com

Adding the planter box in your garden will work to beautify and functional at the same time. You can choose metal materials to make sure it is weather resistant.

Other than that, it doesn’t need any special treatment to make it durable. Also, you can paint it as you wish. 

However, creating your own planter box is sometimes take time and cost. And if you don’t have any time to create it, you can get it here

U-Shaped Vegetable Garden

U Shaped Vegetable Garden
Project by motherearthnews.com

Improve your backyard to expand your living space by adding the U-shaped vegetable garden box. Other than that, it can make the garden feel alive. Make it looks more stunning by adding the gravel around the box.

Opt to grow the “high” plants on the back part of the box then, grow the “short” plants surrounding.

This project is good for the beginner to intermediate level of skill, which doesn’t need any certain skill. But, this project needs at least a day to finish.

If you are wondering how to make the raised garden bed, you can see the instruction here.

Inexpensive Raised Planter Box

Inexpensive Raised Garden Bed
Project by permaculturenews.org

If you love to do woodworking, then, it is the best time to challenge and improve your skills. And if you are on a budget, it is the best answer.

With the money you have, you can make the inexpensive raised garden bed. You can use the old boards, then join the board using the small stakes.

Assemble the boards and make the box. After that, put the soaked newspaper and cardboard, then fill the box with the compost nor the soil. After all, you can spread the seeds.

Square Foot Gardening Boxes

Square Foot Gardening Boxes
By removeandreplace.com

Do you wish to have lots of vegetable supplies in your backyard? The wait is over. You can make it by yourself.

You will need the wood to build the frame. Then, you will also need a weed blocking plastic and put it to keep the plants from growing up and through the garden.

After that, you can start mixing 1/3 Vermiculite 1/3 Peat Moss and 1/3 Compost and fill the box.

Make the other squares by using simple small slats of wood. After all, you can plant your vegetables in. See here for further details.

Concrete Garden Box

Concrete Garden Box
By hegure_ryu Via instructable.com

If you want to make a durable raised garden bed, the concrete is worth making. Besides easy to make, it is also durable. 

Get the following materials and get ready to make your own planter box:

  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • 4′ screed board (straight 2 x 4)
  • Level
  • 5 chimney tiles 
  • 4 cinder blocks 

Opt the short or small plants, and avoid the lush plants so that it creates a beautiful appearance. 

See further instructions here.

Based on what you need, which one is the best idea?

Share your idea and your experience on how to make your own raised garden bed in the comment section below.