Shop our website for everything you need to create a fantastic raised bed for fruits, vegetables, herbs, even cut flowers! Our garden professionals have chosen some wonderful raised beds and accessories that make gardening fun and easy.
At Gardens Alive! we have decades of experience in organic gardening and growing bulbs, perennials, fruits and vegetables and other plants in raised garden beds. Beginning in the home of our founder and expert gardener, Niles Kinerk, Gardens Alive has been committed to offering effective gardening solutions since day one. We've spent many years trying and testing different garden raised beds.
When selecting the right garden raised bed solution for you, consider your space and your needs. For ready-to-fill gardens that require little or no setup, consider our Simple Solution Raised Bed or Grow Tub® Circular Bed. For those who prefer a more custom look, we offer the Raised Garden Bed Corners & Extenders or the GardenFrame™ Raised Garden Bed Kit.
Once you have your raised garden bed set up, we offer accessories such as our Gurney's® Garden Gloves and Four-Way Soil Analyzer to make the most of your gardening experience. Browse our entire selection... we're sure you'll find everything you need to start gardening in a convenient raised bed.
For most gardeners, getting started with raised beds is easier and faster than creating a garden plot.
Our Simple Solution Raised Bed and Grow Tub® Circular Bed require little to no setup. Building a raised bed takes a bit more planning, including selecting a site and purchasing lumber for the raised bed. Then, just follow the instructions that come with our supplies.
Preparing our raised bed Grow Tub is super easy. Just add a good quality potting mix. For other raised beds, start by lining the raised bed floor. Lining the floor can suppress weeds and also keep out burrowing animals. For weed suppression, line the floor with landscape fabric or newspaper or cardboard. To keep out burrowing animals, use a stainless steel gopher mesh and staple it securely in place. Next, fill the bed with a soil mix that has plenty of organic matter. You can also mix in compost.
Because the soil in raised bed tends to be loose and well-drained, root vegetables like carrots, potatoes and onions thrive in them. Raised beds are also good for growing leafy greens and other crops that are planted in early spring. Usually the soil in raised beds is warmer and can be planted sooner than in traditional garden beds.
When planting in raised beds, you'll follow many of the same gardening practices that you would for a traditional garden. Plan to test the soil and use mulch for weed suppression and to retain moisture in the soil. With raised bed gardening, you will be able to grow more plants, but watch overcrowding. Also, because the soil tends to drain better, you may need to water more frequently.