DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial (Printable Instructions)

We built 3 raised garden beds for our back yard garden. Here’s the full tutorial.

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My spring garden plans are well underway. Two weeks ago, we kicked things off by building 3 raised garden beds for a small garden. After Hurricane Ida, we had to replace our fence and used leftover exterior wood for this build. Brandon was super excited to re-use the wood and to do some wood-working. I’m the visionary for our wood projects and he does the building.  We even had an extra little helper to assist with the build. It’s a win – win when the whole family gets involved. 

Before we started the project, we pre-planned out the size that the garden beds would be. Since we were using leftover wood, this was based on the amount of wood we had on hand. After much research, I determined that I didn’t want the garden beds to be more than 4 ft. wide. Most people said that bending over the garden beds can take its toll on your back so anymore than 4 ft. would be hard to access. The length could be up to 8 ft, but we decided on 5 ft. in length. We ended up building (3) 4ft. by 5 ft. raised garden beds. They were rather simple to build and with using leftover woods we spent very little. That made this a budget-friendly project for us. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how we built the raised garden beds. 

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Now the fun starts – filling these beds with dirt and plants! I already realized that I’ll need a lot of soil to fill these raised beds. Whew! More on that really soon. For now, be sure to read more about what I’m planning to plant in this post. As I stated, in that post, I really want to have fun with this gardening process. I didn’t think I’d have the time to take this project on, so I’m taking it one day at a time. I’ll work on this garden and make it better as each day passes. 

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