Corrugated Raised Garden Beds

Corrugated Raised Garden Beds

The materials that we use to build our raised bed gardens varies from person to person and the idea that we have to use timber or lumber for these systems, no longer stands. Of course, timber and lumber are probably used for more than 90% of the time, but the issue is, we have other materials that we can use for these structures. I am specifically talking about corrugated raised gearden beds and how this system is used on a great many backgardens or back yards. The great advantage or benefit about this type of frame for a raised bed is, it’s very simple to construct and assemble and if looked after properly will last for years and years.

We have spoken previously on this website about using galvanise for raised beds, which is another method that is used from time to time and is equally effictive for these purposes. The corrugated raised beds on the other hand have a slightly more appealing perspective in that, they are finished and produced to a higher quality design and appearance. They are mainly factory fabricated, come with a great recommendation and as I said previously, look very attractive and really stand out in our back yards.

 

 

Corrugated raised garden beds;

 

In the above image, we see a different take on raised bed gardens as we know them. This is a new departure in what we can expect if we go online and look for corrugated raised garden beds. They look so modern, elegant, colourful and stylish. They come in many colours and the beauty of these is we can locate them in any part of our garden or backyard, such is their versatility and dexteritity. They come unassembled and do require a little assembly, but its all itemised and documented in simple easy instructions. There are different sizes and naturally the larger bed frames are a little more expensive.

Click here for more info; Forever Raised Bed, 3′ x 3′

 

 

The assembly should only take minutes, a fully downloadable pdf instruction booklet is available as part of the purchase and is very easy to follow. The dimensions of the above frames are approx. 3ft x 6ft and have a depth of 12″. There is no bottom layer to these, so we will have to set these into soil and that will give us a great advantage, in that we don’t need to be purchasing waterproof liners and attempting to ensure there won’t be any leakages or seepages. So we have four sides and four corner posts along with centre support straps and also some nuts and bolts. The only tools required are screwdriver and pliers or vice grips.

 

 

 

Dementer corrugated metal raised beds;

 

The difference between corrugated and galvanised steel is really not a great deal apart from that the corrugated beds are powder coated and as we have stated earlier, they look more aesthetically appealing. Their usefulness is such that they can be relocated to any part of our garden that we want, by just lifting and moving as necessary. They will easily accomodate our vegetable, salad or herb requirements with the 12″ dept of these frames , which is adequate for this type of planting and growing.

 

Modular raised beds;

 

In the above model, this example is somewhat different to the above images, but still makes a great statement for any prospective raised bed gardener. Its very attractive, sturdy, comes again as a flatback with set instructions and is easily assembled. The versatility is again a bonus and can be located in any area of our front or back gardens. The only unfortunate downside to these corrugated raised beds is that they are not suitable for a decking, patio or concrete surface, unless we insert waterproof liners, which would stop the moisture leaking onto our surfaces. When installed in a garden or soil surface, that will be fine as any seepage will seep into the ground without making unsightly mess. The dimensions for these beds are varied as these can be ordered to different sizes. We can have them assembled either as a square or rectangular shape, depending on our requirements. The ordering system is mainly made up of side panels and then the round corners, which tie in the whole frame.

 

 

Technically designed corrugated raised garden beds;

 

Again these frames are made in factories and are specially crafted with satisfaction in mind. With a planting depth of 15″, these will be more suited to deep planting vegetables like  tomatoes, potatoes and other deep rooted veggies. Assemble these beds in one of several square and or rectangular shapes. For example, as a long, narrow flower bed to tuck in between your lawn and house, as a traditional square bed, or choose from a variety of rectangular options. If we were able to purchase a few of these and set them out in rows, they would definitely make a spectacle to behold.  The other extra bonus is that these are easily assembled without tools as they are secured together by butterfly bolts. The top of these modular beds are then completed with a plastic rubber edging which really sets them apart from the rest.

These are another option for us gardeners and it demonstrates how we are spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a raised bed frame for our gardening needs. With the minimum of effort, these frames can be assembled within minutes and we can have these set up and planted on the same day, how cool is that.

Go here for more info. 10-In-1 Modular Raised Bed

I hope you have enjoyed this description of corrugated raised garden beds and if so, please remember that we are sociable as always. If you would like to comment, please use the comments box down below and we will reply to all of your enquiries promptly.

Happy gardening to all out there.

Cheers……………Phil Browne.

 

” The garden, historically,

is the place where all the senses are exploited.

Not just the eye, but the ear

– with water, with birds.

And there is texture, too,

in plants you long to touch “

-William Howard Adams.

8 thoughts on “Corrugated Raised Garden Beds

  1. Hi Phil.

    I love the corrugated raised garden beds! The blue ones are so pretty but they wouldn’t match. Do they come in other colors?

    I think I like these better than the wood. What is the difference in price and which is more expensive?

    I don’t think I care much for the rounded corners on the other kind.

    Thanks for a good review.

    Jeannie

    1. Hi there Jeannie

      Many thanks for reading this post. I agree with you that the blue corrugated raised beds look very attractive and appealing. There are so many great choices and options nowadays to select from, we are spoilt for choice. There are only two colours to choose from, blue or grey.

      Pricewise, we are looking at $50 for the 3ft x 3ft and $90 for the 7ft x 3ft, so its on a par with the timber raised beds of the same dimensions.

      Thanks again for dropping by

      Best wishes again Phil Browne

  2. Hello, Philip
    I have just created two raised beds using the pallets from work. They are rustic looking because the wood was not smooth but rough cut. I tore them apart and stained them. My place of employment has quite a few pallets they just throw into the dumpster. So, I have brought home several to use for my gardens and vegetables.
    I do like the look of the corrugated metal containers. I believe making a few of these would break up the scenery in the backyard.
    Thanks for another way to recycle this particular material to use for raised plant beds. I am going to ask around if anyone has any corrugated material that I can use for my next project.
    Thanks,
    Kevin

    1. Hi there Kevin

      Thanks for reading this post. I agree with you that corrugated sheets would make a different type of raised bed, for sure. Pallets will make a great frame for the sides of raised beds. I like your passion and approach, you are definitely thinking outside the box. You have a bit of get up and go and you are going to make things happen, that’s for sure.

      Well done again and thanks for dropping by.

      Best wishes and happy gardening

      Cheers Phil Browne

  3. Perfect timing for me to come across this site! I am looking for a way to plant my herb garden and I really love the corrugated raised garden beds, especially the modular one. I also love the fact that they come in different colors! I also have vegetables that I am starting, and I think this would be perfect for them as well! So glad I found this!

    1. Hi there Amy

      Many thanks for dropping by and reading this post, your time is greatly appreciated and your comments respected. I am glad that you found this article informative and interesting. Yes for sure, these modular and corrugated raised beds look very appealing and attractive. These bed systems would definitely add appeal and style to any house, backyard or backgarden.

      We are really spoilt for choice when it comes to the selection of these raised bed frames, different colours and different sizes as you say

      Thanks again for taking the time to stop by,

      Happy gardening,

      Cheers PB

  4. While I fully agree with the advantages of the corrugated beds as you have outlined them, I have two concerns:
    Heat: Being metal, in the summer months they may heat up much more than wooden beds.
    Chemicals from the coating leaching into soil: Some might be harmless (zinc), other pretty bad (cadmium). Manufacturers provide no data whatsoever.

    1. Hi there Tomas,
      Many thanks for stopping by and reading this post, it’s greatly appreciated. I totally agree with your assertions and fully concur that galvanized sheeting may not be the best material for raised garden beds. Like you said this sheeting is likely to warm up with the summer sunshine and thus cause the soil to dry-out quicker that we would like. The leeching issue is another fact that needs to be addressed and I believe that in some hardware stores they sell sheeting, which has an environmental protective PVA coating that is not harmful to either soil or vegetables. However, i suspect that this material is a little more expensive that the ordinary galvanize sheeting.
      The purpose of the post was to give people another option in constructing raised beds, if they did not have either wood or concrete/stone blocks to hand. galvanize makes quick work of building raised beds and if done properly and efficiently could last for years.
      Thanks again for dropping by,
      Cheers………..PB

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