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15 DIY Raised Bed Garden Ideas

By: Paul Cox

All you need to build a stylish raised bed for your garden this year are some basic skills and tools. Check out these raised bed garden DIY projects with step-by-step instructions.

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Why DIY Raised Bed Gardens?

Store-bought raised garden beds come in a variety of sizes and styles, but can be pricey. For those interested in raised bed gardening without the expense, these DIY raised garden beds with step-by-step instructions can be built in a few hours and often for a fraction of the cost of store-bought kits.

The above designs are made from cedar boards, which are rot resistant, and each can be built in an afternoon with basic tools. See these step-by-step instructions, including a video tutorial.

Continue to see more ideas for DIY raised bed gardens that can take your gardening to a whole new level.

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Cheap Raised Bed Garden DIY

DIY raised bed projects don't get easier than this one. All you need are a few wood planks, screws, a few basic tools and some good soil. The step-by-step instructions will walk you through this project, which can be done in just a few hours.

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DIY Raised Bed Garden Made From Pallets

A garden on wheels can be moved throughout the growing season. Roll the garden into the direct sunlight in spring and then into the shade in hotter months. This mobile garden is made from pallets and some reclaimed shutters.

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Photo: Photo by Van Chaplin courtesy of Bonnie Plants.

Inexpensive Straw Bale Raised Bed Garden DIY

Straw bales create the frame for this raised bed, which is filled with soil and planted. This method is a good option for gardeners looking for a temporary raised bed garden.

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