Sturdy and attractive Raised Bed Garden
Kits make container flower and vegetable gardening a breeze!
in the USA ***
The raised bed gardening trend is blooming all over America!
It's the modern way to grow beautiful flowers and raise fresh
vegetables. Extend your growing season - use less space, water,
fertilizer, and improve soil conditions with the Raised Bed Garden Kit. The
Raised Bed Garden Kit is made with recycled materials (55% plus recycled plastic
content) so you can Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Garden all at the same time! Join the back-to-nature trend with a contemporary twist when you order the Raised Bed Garden Kit
from Abundant Earth! Choose the
perfect size for the backyard, school or work place, and keep your garden in full
bloom with the Raised Bed Garden Kit.
The Raised Bed Garden Kit Comes in
Different Sizes and Depths 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 sizes and depths. There are many considerations for choosing which size
Raised Bed Garden Kit 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) and 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.
(Length x Width):
- 2' x 4'
- 3' x 6'
- 4' x 2'
- 4' x 4'
- 4' x 6'
- 4' x 8'
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!
A Few Raised Bed Garden Kit
Features and Benefits:
- Rounded Corners - Pleasing design with no sharp corners.
- Assembly is a snap. It only takes a few minutes!
- 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
- UV stabilized
- Paintable with Krylon Fusion Paint
- 1-3/4" thick rails lends strength and durability and makes for
easier kneeling or sitting.
- More production per square foot
- Improved soil conditions with intensive container gardening techniques
- Non-Toxic and Non-Leaching
- Resistant to mold and mildew
- More efficient (uses less water)
- Better pest control
- Significantly less weeding required
Advantage of Raised Bed Gardening with
Raised Bed Garden and Optional Greenhouse Cover System:
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 Optional 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
The Raised Bed Garden Kit 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 lawn mower tire marking which can easily be removed. 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, 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.
Greenhouse Cover System Option Notice:
The Greenhouse Cover System is NOT included with the Raised Bed
Garden Kit. The Greenhouse Cover System is an optional cover system that may be
ordered together or separately from Abundant Earth for an additional fee.
Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery