There are many advantages to growing herbs, vegetables, flowers and plants in a raised bed garden. Since it’s essentially a large planter, in a raised bed your plants will have the opportunity to start life in a nutrient-rich, high-quality soil that gives them the best opportunity to grow and thrive. And, when covered by an inch or two of mulch, your raised bed garden will retain moisture better and need less weeding.
With a raised bed kit, you can even plant your garden in a couple of hours without having to do a lot of tedious tilling or other laborious prep work.
In this video, Brad from The Home Depot provides an overview of some of the different types of raised bed kits you can choose from as well as the many ways they can be configured for your precise gardening needs. You’ll see everything from small portable beds on castors to elevated beds that allow for gardening at a more convenient height. There are also modular raised bed kits you can join together for added planting depth or to create larger, more intricate runs.
After watching the video, if you have more questions about building raised bed gardens, be sure to check out our online project guide for building a raised bed garden. And, as always, you can meet up with the Garden Club online or visit your local Home Depot Garden Center for free advice and answers to all you garden-related questions.