How to Pick the Best Raised Garden Bed

Raised beds are a great choice for small-scale gardening. The video explains several options for raised beds, and which you should choose for your situation. Let’s take a look at how to pick the best raised garden bed.

The first option is metal. Metal is very durable, and it’s typically easy to install.

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However, it can create too much heat for your plants. It can also rust or corrode and it can be damaged by fertilizer.

Brick and stone are another option you should consider. They offer great durability and are typically eco-friendly. However, there are some downsides as well.

These materials are relatively expensive and can be time-consuming to install. You can choose concrete blocks. However, avoid cinderblocks, which can contain harmful chemicals.

Plastic is one of the most popular options for a raised garden bed. You can choose plastic decking or PVC planting boxes. Plastic is inexpensive and easy to work with. However, you’ll want to avoid plastic not designed for outdoor use, because it can leach chemicals into the soil.

Lastly, wood is a popular choice. You should avoid using railroad ties. It’s also a good idea to avoid using pallet wood. Good options for wooden planters include pine, redwood, walnut, black locust, and eastern hemlock.