Last week when I posted All About Raised Bed Part 1 HERE, I was thrilled to find many of you who share the enthusiasm for raised bed gardens!
Here’s Part 2: 20 inspiring raised bed projects, from simple wood raised beds to many creative variations. ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
In case you missed part 1, here it is. It covers the important basics of building a productive raised bed, such as planning and soil building.
Before we jump in, I do want to share that soil building is THE MOST IMPORTANT part of a great raised bed. This book Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding! talks about a great way to build soil without much input and hard work!
1 . Simple raised bed with 4×4 posts ( Vegetable Gardener )
2 . Simple raised bed with outside posts and braces.
The braces keeps the boards from warping. ( BHG )
3. Raised bed with hoop attachments.
4. Raised bed with cap.
The 1×4 caps give these raised beds an attractive look. ( Chris loves Julia )
5. Alternating 6×6 raised bed
Remember these gorgeous raised beds from last week?
They are made from 4x6s. Below is a tutorial on how to make the from 6x6s, which is the same process.
6. Counter height raised bed
7. Fancy knock-off raised bed
Wouldn’t this beautiful planter at Williams Sonoma make a great gift for a garden lover? If you are thinking about DIY, someone at Instructables figured out how to build these beautiful raised beds using pallets!
Here’s our favorite tool for taking apart pallets – an awesome deck wrecker!
8. & 9. Raised bed with fencing.
Great idea to use existing raised bed frame and add fencing or even a door to keep out deer and rabbits! You can purchase kits or make your own version.
10. Raised bed with benches.
Perfect place to sit and enjoy the garden, or set tools and snacks for the gardener! ( Bonnie )
11-20. Some creative variations! Continue To Next Page…