Raised Bed Flatpacks

Raised Bed Flatpacks

If we find ourselves in a situation where we would like to have raised bed gardens in our backyard or backgarden and we have no idea how to build these by ourselves, well fear not, help is at hand. We can now purchase these raised bed flatpacks online, they are available in some of our hardware stores and also in some garden centres. This option may be of great relief to some of us out there, who as I say, have no idea where to start or how to start our first adventure into having a garden of our own. These bed frames come with detailed assembley instructions and we could if we were able, have our raised beds up and planted on the same day as delivery. One wonders how did we ever manage without the internet in previous times, but we did and now that we have it, I guess we will have to embrace it and go with it.

The internet definitely makes life easier for most folk, in that it offers solutions to many a problem for a lot of people, like those of us who wish to start a garden for ourselves and our knowledge in this area is relatively sparce and pretty non-existent. Not only can we source the raised bed flatpacks online, but we can also research all the information on what to grow in our raised beds or how to make this happen, whatever it is we wish to grow. The quality of the flatpack raised beds will ultimately be decided by what we pay for them, but neverthe less, these bed frames will start us off on our gardening journey and will create a buzz and excitement for those of us on our first forray into gardening.

Raised garden bed flatpack, 4ft x 4ft;

 

The first offering from the flatpack range is a nice size for starters, 4 ft x 4 ft, which will definitely do for beginners. This bed frame is 7″ deep, but we can dig the soil within the frame of the bed initially, then add some manure, compost and then further topsoil, so we can make this bed essentially any depth we wish. Its very easy to put together from the detailed instructions that come with the purchase. As we can see from this image above, its shows some tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, cabbages and also some salads in this small growing area. The benefits of this type of gardening is well documented on this website and its no surprise that people are very keen to have this system in their backyards. This is so neat that we could locate one of these in our front lawn and would not look out of place. In fact I would suggest the opposite, ie, it would enhance the appearance of our house no end. Pricewise, $25 plus free shipping, its a steal and well worth the money.

 

 

Raised bed flatpack 8ft x 4ft;

 

This example of a raised bed is actually twice the size as the bed frame above, made from the same material, ie, red cedar and is again quite a sturdy structure. Working on the same principal as above, we can locate these frames in any area of our backgardens or backyards and again they make quite a statement. Instructions on how to assemble these beds are again quite simple, the boards dovetail together and insert into the corner and centre posts and then secured with screws. The timber frame is chemical free and very safe to use growing vegetables. The beauty about these raised beds is, if we are not happy where they are located, these are easily moved to a better location the following year. They are not a fixture as such and that’s the versatility that raised bed gardening gives us. The other aspect of this type of gardening overground is, there is great order and method to the whole concept, we can be very organised at all times and we know exactly at a glance how our growing is progressing. Watering of these systems is efficient at all times as we are only watering within the confines of the bed frame. For this bed frame flatpack, it retails at $70 including free shipping.

 

 

Fabric bag raised bed;

 

This is another option for garden beginners and is a slightly different take on what we have looked at heretofore. This is essentially a circular type of fabric container, which is tough and durable, yet it will serve as a raised bed of sorts and is equally as functional as the timber raised beds. Not as aesthetically pleasing as the previous two examples I agree, but nevertheless just as efficient as the standard raised beds that we have just reviewed. Ideal for a household of one or perhaps two, but again its dexterity is such that we can locate this growing container in any area of our house, ie, front, back or side.

 

 

There is little or no construction or installation required with this garden growing container, just unpack, fill, plant and its done. With a diameter of 50″ and a depth of 12″, its easily reachable from any side and the capacity of this container gives a staggering 14 cu.ft of growing space. Its porus and this allows any excess rainwater to escape. The aeration of the soil that this allows over the timber beds, will result in a better quality yields and ensures that the root systems of our veggies have a better envoirnment in which to thrive and flourish. One of the extra advantages that this growing bag has, it warms quicker in the springtime and releases any excess heat during the summer, so there is a type of micro-growing eco system contained within this container. When finished the growing and harvesting in the fall, all we need do is empty out the contents, wash and dry, then fold away for next year. It should last for years if we take good care of this fabric planter. Retailing at just $35, its a bargain.

Once again, I hope that you have enjoyed reading this post and as usual, we are a sociable lot here at buildingraisedbeds.com and if you would like to get in touch, please use the comments section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy gardening to all out there.

Cheers            Phil Browne.

 

” You have to get up and plant

the seed and see if it grows,

but you can’t just wait around,

you have to water it

and take care of it “.

Bootsy Collins.

8 thoughts on “Raised Bed Flatpacks

  1. I just love gardening in a raised bed, it really makes life simple. Just planted some vegetables today for the summer months in one of my raised beds.

    It was so easy to clean up and take out the old dead plants.

    I usually don’t mulch them, is that something you do? Or would recommend?

    I have never seen the Big Bag Bed for the garden before, I will have to check them out. Possible purchase one to try for me.

    Thanks for the information on raised gardening.

    Happy Gardening 🙂
    Karden

    1. Hi there

      Many thanks for reading this post and offering comment feedback. I agree with you that raised beds are a great idea and definitely make life easier in the garden. I don’t usually mulch or compost the weeds, but dead leaves from the plants would be OK in the compost heap.

      Thanks again for dropping by

      happy gardening

      Cheers Phil Browne

  2. Interesting article, I recently build 3 raised beds in my garden for my wife and I to grow vegetables and to be honest I probably spent more doing it myself than if I had just bought from amazon.
    So far we have grown lettuce, onions, kale, broccoli, carrots and strawberries.
    It has been very rewarding watching the vegetables grow and then to be able to eat them when ready, I would recommend grow your own to anyone.
    I obly wish I had read your article several months ago and I could have saved myself some time and money

    1. Hi there Ken
      Many thanks for stopping by and reading this article. Yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly, raised beds are a great way to grow vegetables in our back gardens. They make life easier and more enjoyable, that’s for sure. You could grow anything that you wish and the fact is that they taste that much better and much sweeter, especially when we grow them ourselves.
      Thanks again for dropping by
      Happy gardening
      Cheers Phil Browne.

  3. Very good website. Has all the information one needs for raised beds for the garden. Very informative with plenty of content and visuals. I particularly enjoyed your page on Building Raised Beds. You give the reader all the necessary info for getting started. Your content is very valuable to the home gardener who wants to have something different in their landscape. Your page on Covering Raised Beds was great too! I need something like that to protect the vegetables I have growing outback in the yard from squirrels and other pests. I didn’t know it could be that easy to make. Thanks again!

    1. Hi there Mick

      Many thanks for dropping by and for reading this post. I am glad that you liked the information on building raised beds and all the other posts contained on the website.

      I hope that like yourself all the other visitors will be suitably impressed and thankful for the info.

      Thanks again for stopping by and offering comment feedback.

      Happy gardening,

      Cheers again Phil Browne

  4. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how great it was to stumble on your post today. Just in time for spring planting of my garden. I especially like the BAG! Can you please tell me what it’s made of? You suggest taking it down in the winter, but I live in Southern California so I expect it could stay up all year and still be okay… Although maybe not last as long? So excited to have found this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

    1. Hi there,

      Many thanlks for dropping by and offering valuable feedback, its very much appreciated. The big bag bed is made from a weather proof hardened rubber fabric and is suitable to use for vegetables, herbs or salads. It us UV resistant and will last in all types of weather.

      It is easy to construct and assemble, just unfurl, fill and plant and we are done. The weight of the soil within the container allows this bag to keep its shape and design

      Thanks again for dropping by and reading this post

      Best wishes and happy gardening,

      Cheers Phil Browne

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