Raised Bed Gardening – How To Start A Garden With Raised Beds

Raised Bed Gardening – How To Start A Garden With Raised Beds

Start your raised bed garden by converting your existing lawn area to a raised bed. We go thru all the steps from installing the beds, protecting it from critters and adding cardboard and raised bed mix. Whether you are a beginner looking to start a garden or just looking to convert your back yard to a raised bed garden, this video will help you achieve your goals.

Getting your first raised bed garden is easy. We show you how to start a raised bed garden for your daily gardening needs, we show you how to set up a raised bed garden drip irrigation in the next video in the series as well.

Background music is “Sovereign” – royalty free music by Kevin MacLeod


  1. straight tv on July 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Too long video with same actions

  2. Lucian Marza on July 2, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Nice, but doesn’t it rot?..

  3. Eric Barsaga on July 2, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    pls drink ginger tea… your voice like bee sound…

  4. Seiji on July 2, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Are you going to plant ampalaya on those trellises, and sitao too?

  5. Flavius Nita on July 2, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    My Friend, use fiber glass net (the cheap one used in fassades în construction). Is as good as steel wire net! No pest comes thru!

  6. Rama Ganesan on July 2, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Do they sell the wire cloth cut to size? It looks like hard work to cut them.

  7. Seiji on July 2, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I would have just picked up the raised beds, and laid the hardware cloth underneath. That way the sides would hold down the hardware cloth ends. I would even staple the hardware cloth onto the bottom of the raised beds wood. It’s just neater that way, and you wouldn’t have to cut as much.

  8. JuicingGardener (Sheryl Mann) on July 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Hi! how have these raised beds held up for 4 years? Do you still recommend them? i’ve moved to SoCal and am starting from scratch. thanks!!

  9. L O F E N O I A L O F on July 2, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Do you have videos explaining the drip system and pole installations ? Thanks !

  10. L O F E N O I A L O F on July 2, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    What time of year is the best to start these beds ? Spring ? Winter ? Thank you

  11. sheba kuriakose on July 2, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Just curious to know if you tried untreated lumber from Home Depot….I know it usually runs very expensive but I bought the untreated cedar that was around 37 bucks for 11 dollars approximately on clearance….this works out cheaper than ready made ones that are much thinner. I check their clearance often and run into good ones occasionally.

  12. Alison Swift on July 2, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    This video has really been helpful. Thank you!

  13. Brhtu Seasonone on July 2, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    will ur cloth gets rusted in time?

  14. Forest Plum on July 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Would it be good to put two pieces of metal cloth if very concerned or is that unnecessary?

  15. California Gardening on July 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Greenes Fence Raised Bed kit: http://amzn.to/2oVwXmB
    Kellogg Raised Bed Mix: http://thd.co/1vGB7X6
    Jobe’s All Purpose organic fertilizer: http://amzn.to/1o8gFdE

  16. Candice Brucato on July 2, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    This guy is amazing!!! I’ve watched so many of his videos. They’re easy to understand and follow and so many great tips

  17. saltNfresh kayak on July 2, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    What if they go from the top of the bed? What’s all that hard putting it in the bottom for?

  18. Tweety Tweets on July 2, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    What a wonderful Journey excellent Delivery thanks

  19. Ms. Byrd on July 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    First thing you should do BEFORE you start digging or leveling, etc… is call your local utilities company and find out what’s BENEATH the dirt in your backyard and what the layout of any utilities (or whatever else) are in your space.

  20. derbeno on July 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    How would you stop roots invasion from adjacent trees and plants?

  21. SparkyMcBiff on July 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    The metal mesh is only necessary if you live in a location where you have to worry about burrowing animals like voles.
    Personally I made my raised beds out of 10" plans and 2×2 posts for the corners. No need to buy a "kit".

  22. BlAkeem el on July 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Where do u buy these room

  23. Wen-Jene Lee on July 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    The video is very helpful. Do you have a video on the trellis? Thanks!

  24. JulieAnkha N. on July 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I have never seen the raised bed mix at HDepot. Ill have to ask them about it.

  25. Scarly J on July 2, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    Look at me do my ssstinky garden, guys, I’ve got tons of tips!

  26. Nandita Reddy on July 2, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Hi, I got a 4*8 raised bed,How much jobes all purpose fertilizer do I have to put in my bed?

  27. NY SOKHOM on July 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    great! I will do like you

  28. peter ruiz on July 2, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    How much did you spend on soil alone? 12 bags per bed times 6 beds?

  29. sou k on July 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Am doing the raised beds this year! And this is very helpful! Appreciate the beds link as well! Thank you! Please keep us posted on your garden.

  30. Super Geek DJ on July 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    When should you be putting the cardboard down? A few months before you transfer seedlings in or can you build the whole bed and put down cardboard right before you put in the seedlings

  31. Paul on July 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    This is a very helpful video! Thank you for posting it.

  32. Savi ramurthy on July 2, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I learn a lot from your videos. Thank you! What soil would you recommend for indoor plants?

  33. Brhtu Seasonone on July 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    u must have invested huge money on buying ur supplies….if i were to put up just like yours im sure to use cheap materials…coz …im cheap

  34. Mynga Ogden on July 2, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I am a rookie gardener and wanting to do the raise bed but don’t know how. Thanks for answered my questions. It looks lovely.

  35. ItsAlllRight on July 2, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Cut the hardware cloth lay it down then lay the raised bed on top😉

  36. reynold shah on July 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    U look like Indian by your assent 👍👍😀

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  38. maria valencia on July 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Thx you’re a wealth of info for first time gardeners. I hope to have a healthy garden soon. I’m impressed by all the details you give keep them coming. I’ll be watching regularly.

  39. My Outdoor Foodstore on July 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    GDAY from Australia, I must say a fantastic design and set up guys. I am impressed with the detail you guys have done in your video. We are inspired by your work and systems.
    could i interest you in viewing my AUSSIE GARDEN BED and let me know what you think? https://youtu.be/46t5hlh9zk4

  40. Cilla_ Girl on July 2, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Wow!!! I love it. I’m working on my garden and this is so much better than planting straight in the ground. The weeds are in unbearable. Thank you again.

  41. Notarivs Anonymvs on July 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    I added hardware cloth to my raised garden beds to help with gophers in my area. Well the bottom hardware cloth didn’t help. They jumped into my raised beds and tore up my garden. The squirrels and snakes also decided to jump in. The snakes helped rid of the gophers but remained to be a problem for me. The squirrels would dig up my carrots and tear my pepper plants. I had reflective items and plastic owls and nothing helped. We had to add framing to the beds and enclose them with additional hardware cloth to help keep the rodents out. It was expensive, but it has helped keeping my crops intact.

  42. L O F E N O I A L O F on July 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    How about leveling the ground first ? Does leveling really matter ? Thanks !

  43. mezleona on July 2, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Hello from Friendswood, TX! Wanted to ask how have this raised bed are doing after 4 years? Also a small tip
    when cutting your bags of soil, cut the bottom of the bag instead of the top, your back will be happier!
    At this time 2019 that soil bag is only 2 cubic ft here in texas, and the quality is horrible! I used to live in San Jose Ca, and I never pruned, spayed nothing! I had a huge peach tree and 10 roses! It is a huge challenge here in Texas, bugas all year around, fungus
    galore uff and the heat! I do enjoy your videos, I MISS CALIFORNIA SOOOOO MUCH ! any can grow!

  44. meghana Sri on July 2, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I really like what you do, if I have to follow it would cost me an arm and a leg… please do some videos on minimal gardening

  45. Justin Pettit on July 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Great video. You really showed all the necessary steps to beginning gardening for those of us that are new to it.

  46. Raja Virendhra Bharath Thotakura on July 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Good work California Gardening! What’s your experience with Kellogg’s raised bed mix, especially for peppers and tomatoes? How would you compare it with your DIY mix? Thank you!

  47. tinky3988 on July 2, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    This was fantastic! Such a helpful video for a rookie gardener like me! Thank you!

  48. The Fickster on July 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Looks great! I have 250 plants waiting to get replanted outside

  49. D.M Naidu on July 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I likes C. G. I viewing and observing and try to fallowing always as Ivan👌👌👌👌👌

  50. JulieAnkha N. on July 2, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    How do you keep mice out? One year i had mice eating my produce.

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