The Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System combines
the best features of a greenhouse, cold-frame, raised bed, season-extender and
container into a single ALL-IN-ONE product.
in the USA ***
The Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System--made with recycled materials--combines the solar heat of a cold frame with
the plant headroom of a greenhouse. The greenhouse is easily adaptable so you can add
your own heating, irrigation, or other accessories. The Raised Bed Garden Kit
and Greenhouse Cover System is the best way to protect the environment where plants grow. When
cool weather sets in, the durable greenhouse film keeps the internal temperature
warmer so plants live longer. In the spring and summer, a protective netting
cover shields plants from hungry pests, rabbits, deer and birds. Choose the
perfect size for the backyard, school or work place, and keep your garden in full
bloom with the Raised Bed Garden Greenhouse.
The first complete multi-season garden system designed for
limited-space/limited-time gardeners. The Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse
Cover System evolves
with the seasons from a mini-greenhouse to pest protected garden, to raised bed
planter, and finally to a season-extender in minutes! No more wasted time, toil
or money! The Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System protects your plants from nature's
temperature fluctuations and hungry pests. To protect tender plants/foliage and
maturing fruits from hungry rabbits, birds and deer, simply replace the
greenhouse cover with the optional Pest Protection Cover. The Raised Bed Garden
Kit and Greenhouse Cover Systems are so versatile,
you can even elevate them. Just place on a suitable platform (check your platform for weight load tolerance), put a landscape fabric
lining inside the frame, and fill with a lightweight soil mix. The most
affordable growing system available the Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse
Cover System combines
nurturing greenhouse technologies and the versatility of raised beds,
Covers Extend Growing Season and Protect
Your Crops Hungry Birds, Rabbits and More:
- Cold Season Protective Cover* (Included with the Raised Bed Garden
Kit and Greenhouse Cover System)
- Pest Protection Cover** (Optional cover for an additional fee) 1" holes provide protection from birds, rabbits, deer, etc.
Low visibility green and UV stabilized.
* Cold Season Protective Cover:
Aids in protecting your vegetable,
fruit, flowers and herbs from cold temperatures. However, we cannot guarantee
the protection of your crops against weather and temperature. You know how it
goes when growing your own food...You provide the best protection you can and hope
that your crops will weather the seasons and produce a bounty of goodness during
* *Optional Pest Protection Cover:
Aids in protecting your
vegetable, fruit, flowers and herbs. However, as with most gardening protects of
this kind, we are unable to guarantee pesky insects and garden pests will be
less clever than we are are. In their typical pesky sort of way, they may just
figure a way through to your crops in spite of all protections. Nevertheless,
the protective covers should help in you in creating a strong defense.
Each Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse
Cover System Includes:
- Raised Bed Frame ~
Contains over 55% recycled materials!
- Cover Frame
- Late winter through Early winter Season Extender Greenhouse Cover
Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse
Cover System Sizes to Fit Your Gardening
All of the Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover Systems are available
with the Raised Bed portion of the system in several depths. However, the
greenhouse heights themselves vary with the length and width of the Raised Bed Garden
Kit and Greenhouse Cover System you select. The inside heights listed below are estimated from the
top of your soil to the top of the greenhouse cover.
- 2' L x 4' W - Approximate Inside Height: 18"
- 3' L x 6' W - Approximate Inside Height: 30"
- 4' L x 2' W - Approximate Inside Height: 43"
- 4' L x 4' W - Approximate Inside Height: 43"
- 4' L x 6' W - Approximate Inside Height: 43"
- 4' L x 8' W - Approximate Inside Height: 43"
There are many considerations for choosing which size Raised Bed Garden Kit
and Greenhouse Cover System is right for you. Accommodating root
depth is your first priority.
Installing a raised bed frame directly on the ground offers unlimited root
depth. In this situation, choosing between a 5.25" Single-Rail, 10.5" Two-Rail,
15.75" Three-Rail or 21" Four-Rail frame depends more on your artistic taste (landscape artists and decorators may consider the
ratio of "frame to plant height" a critical factor) or your functional desire to have a
taller garden for gardening convenience.
Growing deep-rooted plants when the soil is heavy-clay, very sandy or poorly
drained, the deeper versions are recommended to give plants plenty of growing
medium. The standard 5.25 inch height version can be used for shallow-rooted plants.
A good rule of thumb to follow is to allow a minimal depth of
8 to10 inches for tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnip greens, beans
and cucumbers, and
4 to 6 inches for shallow-rooted crops such as herbs, radishes, peppers, turnips,
beets, onions, lettuce, some varieties of cabbage, and dwarf carrot varieties.
The 5.25" Single-Rail Raised Bed Garden Kits are great for:
- Raised beds over good soil
- Flowers less than 3 feet tall
- Building a sandbox
- Container garden for shallow rooted plants
- Indoor seed starting flat protection
- Elevated gardening of shallow rooted plants
- Cold frame for hardening off of indoor grown plants
Our most common 10.5" Two-Rail Raised Bed Garden Kits are great for:
- Drainage problems
- Elevated vegetable garden
- Poor or rocky soil
- Container Gardening on a patio or balcony
- Deep rooted plants
- Flowers 3 feet or taller (aesthetics - frame vs. flower height)
Our 15.75" Three-Rail and 21" Four-Rail Raised Bed Garden Kits are great for:
- All the reasons above and...
- Easier access to beds for elderly, physically challenged and those who
simply want to bend less!
Use your Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse
Cover System with or without the greenhouse assembly:
The Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System offers quick and easy assembly.
Durable components snap together easily with push-in fasteners. The Raised Bed
base is both decorative and heavy-duty tough. Rounded corners topped with
decorative caps form a strong, durable structure without compromising looks.
Thicker than traditional lumber used in raised beds, the recycled content plastic frame has
three insulating air cells at work within the frame to moderate the soil's heat. The dual purpose hinge/latch permits easy access from either side of the
unit. Open the cover by simply pushing the arched-rod inward then slide
cover-rod out. The arched structure holds the cover up while you garden. To
close the cover push the arched-rod inward and slide the cover frame rod into
the hinge/latch, then release pressure on the arched-rod and it will lock into
A Few Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse
- Rounded Corners - Pleasing design with no sharp corners.
- Pre-drilled holes and push-in fasteners
make assembly a snap.
- Heavy-Duty Recycled Content Frame (55% plus minimum recycled content)
- Frame has three internal, insulating air cells to help keep the soil's heat from
- Will not fade or crack
- Titanium Dioxide provides protection from harmful UV rays.
- 1-3/4" thick rails lends strength and durability and makes for
easier kneeling or sitting.
- Quick Change protective covers to match the season.
- Maximum headroom is achieved by a strong, durable fiberglass structure.
- Garden earlier & longer. The Greenhouse cover helps you start gardening earlier, and it also doubles as a
- Lift-Out Hoops quickly convert the mini-greenhouse into a raised bed garden or planter, WITHOUT
- Lightweight cover automatically stays open when raised 3/4 of the way.
- Each hoop operates a dual-purpose Hinge/ Latch. Simply "push-in" on a hoop to
release the latch and raise the cover. This unique feature enables the cover to be raised from either side.
The Advantage of Raised Bed Gardening in a
Raised Bed Garden Greenhouse:
In traditional gardens, soil compaction (compressed soil) can make it difficult
for air, water and roots to penetrate the soil mix. Raised bed gardening reduces
or eliminates compaction and allows air and water to reach the roots easily so
they can expand and grow. The Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System lets you lay
the groundwork for a healthy and productive garden. Raised bed gardens are
inherently self draining since the growing media is above the normal soil line.
Poor soil conditions and drainage problems do not need to be corrected with
costly, messy and lengthy projects such as having your property re-graded or
having truckloads of top soil added to your yard just to add a garden or
flower bed. Because the growing environment is "raised" above the normal ground
level, Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover Systems are self-draining. They provide for a way
to instantly and easily add flower beds and vegetable gardens to your home,
office, or school thereby allowing you to start gardening almost immediately!
How to Make Your Raised Bed Garden
Kit and Greenhouse Cover System More Productive:
The fertility of the soil is improved by
adding organic compost, composted manure, and natural forms of minerals. Dig the soil, in the beds, to a depth of about 2 feet (double digging),
so that the root growth and drainage penetrate the soil easily. Design the beds to your climate and soil type. Wet climates do better with
higher beds; they dry faster because more soil is exposed. Sandy soils
dry rapidly and need to have lower beds.
The tendency for beds to dry faster and warm sooner becomes
a problem when spring and summer are windy, hot and dry. This means that frequent watering becomes necessary.
Mulching can also help keep temperatures cooler and help retain moisture in
the soil. Mulch the beds with grass clippings or straw to prevent changes in soil
moisture or temperature. Monitor moisture levels in the beds. Be ready to provide extra water
to the crops during stressful times. Harvest or remove plants as they begin to crowd each other or if they
Lack of soil moisture and temperature fluctuations can make sensitive
crops develop problems - lettuce can turn bitter; squash, tomatoes
cucumbers and peppers will have more blossom end rot; and peas
will stop flowering. This requires monitoring and appropriate action -
watering and mulching - to eliminate these problems. The close planting within raised beds may lead to reduced air circulation
and encourage diseases. Using intercropping and succession planting
will help reduce this problem. Dressing with organic compost also helps alleviate
this problem. Soil beds can sink approximately 3 inches each year.
Adding 3 to 6 inches of organic compost or top soil will restore the soil bed. Structure your plants diagonally to get the
most out of your garden. Place your tallest
plants in the back of the bed to prevent
them from shading smaller plants. To ventilate, open to desired height and clamp the open cover
to the arched rod. The greenhouse design depends on the sun for its heat and
light, especially when the sun stays low to the horizon (lowest in winter). If
you use the Raised Bed Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System in
the winter, place the longest side of the unit for southern exposure. If only used
in the late winter, spring and fall place the longest side of the unit slightly
more toward the east.
Care and Maintenance of your Raised Bed
Garden Kit and Greenhouse Cover System:
The Raised Bed Garden Kit portion of your Raised Bed Garden Kit
and Greenhouse Cover System is extremely durable and resists grass stain
marking, fading and discoloring from the sun. A proto-type installed in 1997
still looks practically brand-new. The bright white frame still looks fresh and
new--aside from a small lawn mower tire marking which can easily be cleaned off the frame. You may
paint the frame with Krylon brand Fusion Paint. A sample of the frame painted
in Red and Green next to the standard white color is shown below. Krylon brand
Fusion paints are readily available in many fine stores. To clean your frame and
cover, simply wash with hot water and soap. Do not use bleach or abrasive cleaners.
Raised Bed Garden Kits are only available in WHITE.
The red and green colors shown above are for illustrative purposes only. These
colors are just two examples of some of the many colors available for painting
your frames using Krylon brand Fusion paints. Check with your local paint or
home improvement store for availability.
Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery