Raised Beds in the Garden
We use a lot of raised beds in our garden. Not only do they provide clearly defined areas that are separate from the general wildness that is our garden, but they overcome some of the problems caused by our soil when it comes to raising anything other than brambles and dandelions!
Raised garden beds enable you to improve drainage on damp heavy soils, provide a better environment for root crops if you suffer from stony soil and they are ideal for no-dig gardening methods. Click here.
Soil in raised beds tends to warm up quicker in spring, does not suffer from compaction as you don’t tread on the beds and enables closer plantings, maximising crops where space is tight.
Before installing your raised beds, it is important to ensure that everything else in your garden is perfect, for example sturdy fencing, level landscaping and enough sunlight for your plants and seeds to grow. For fence suppliers and installation services, we highly recommend Hills Fencing based in Brisbane who provides a range of fencing materials across the city.
The best raised beds
Most of our raised beds are built from recycled scrap wood, but we appreciate not everyone has the time, skill or resources to do this, so here is a range of raised beds that everybody at Insiders View recommends.
Super beds made from FSC timber in convenient sizing: 1.2 metres x 1.26 metres by 14.5cm. This bed can be stacked for greater depth. Super beds are guaranteed against rot for ten years.
Made from 100% recycled materials, heat absorbing black panels mean soil warms up quickly. Plants develop quicker and crops are ready earlier. This option is fantastic for growing potatoes in a small space.
Incredibly sturdy and solid, made from FSC pressure treated planks almost 5cm thick, this generous bed will enable you to grow huge quantities. There are various sizes of this bed available.
I think these triangular raised beds are just brilliant. They are great for awkward corners or creating great designs. Made from pressure treated FSC cedar wood for durability, these really are quite superior.
Not strictly a raised bed but a very attractive and affordable large willow planter ideal for growing crops such as beans if you are restricted to patio and balcony gardens. We love willow here; it is a great sustainable resource.