DIY Raised Garden Beds – Ten Tutorials

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With hopes of spending more time outside, we started working on our raised garden beds this past weekend. The kids are out of their Montessori school and we hope to teach them about gardening while giving them new responsibilities.

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DIY Raised Garden Beds -Ten Raised Garden Bed Tutorials

There are several things to consider when designing your raised garden beds. First, what area of your yard gets the most sun? What kind of budget are you working with? Do you want a small or large garden? I plan to share my garden with you, but every garden should be designed while keeping your own needs in mind. That is why I am sharing ten different types of DIY raised garden beds today.

1 // Jennifer Rizzo // Raised Bed Stock Tank Galvanized Planter

Jennifer Rizzo took a stock tank and converted it into a raised garden bed. She used blocks to elevate the tank and provide support. By drilling holes, she allowed for proper drainage. Go check out her tutorial here.

A raised garden bed in a galvanized tank planter - DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Jennifer Rizzo
Raised Bed Stock Tank Galvanized Planter | Jennifer Rizzo

2 // Making it in the Mountains // How to Build your own DIY Raised Garden Bed

For this project, Kristi from Making it in the Mountains used cedar boards to construct her raised garden beds. She used 2x2s in the corners and attached them along the longer boards as well. You can follow her tutorial here.

A wooden raised garden bed with a chicken wire fence - DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Making it in the Mountains
How to Build your own DIY Raised Garden Bed | Making it in the Mountains

3 // Love Our Real Life // Tips for Growing Tomatoes and Other Veggies in a Small Raised Garden Bed

April of Love Our Real Life used a raised bed kit for her project. She provides several tips for growing your garden, like selecting a spot, removing grass, choosing soil, and a diagram for planting her vegetables. You can read more about her garden and tutorial here.

A small DIY raised garden bed with tomato plants and other veggies - DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Love Our Real Life
Tips for Growing Tomatoes and Other Veggies in a Small Raised Garden Bed | Love Our Real Life

4 // My 100 Year Old Home // How to Build Raised Vegetable Beds

Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home has very detailed instructions on her blog for making raised garden beds. She placed her garden beds on concrete, so she filled the bottoms with rocks to ensure proper drainage. You can read her full tutorial here.

Four large raised vegetable beds built on a concrete porch - DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by My 100 Year Old Home
Build it Yourself, How to Build Raised Vegetable Beds | My 100 Year Old Home

5 // Dreaming of Homemaking // DIY Raised Garden

Next up is Sarah from Dreaming of Homemaking. She also used stock tanks to build her raised garden. She drilled holes in the bottom of the tanks and filled them with stones to enhance drainage. You can follow along with her process on her blog here.

Raised gardening beds in galvanized steel tubs - one large oval tub and two smaller circular tubs hold vegetables and plants. DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Dreaming of Homemaking
DIY Raised Garden | Dreaming of Homemaking

6 // Garden Therapy // Converting Lawn into a Vegetable Garden with Raised Garden Beds

Stephanie Rose has an amazing website devoted to gardening. She converted her lawn into a very large garden and she provides detailed instructions on her website. One of her most important tips is to avoid using treated lumber. You can read her post here and make sure to take a tour around her page for more gardening tips!

Lawn strips converted into raised garden beds with greenery, plants, and flowers. DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Garden Therapy
Converting Lawn into Raised Garden Beds | Garden Therapy

7 // Inspiration for Moms // How to Build A Raised Garden with Pavers

Laura from Inspiration for Moms shares a different way of making a raised garden. She used pavers with multiple layers to create her garden beds. You can follow along with her project on her website here.

Raised garden beds built with stacked paving stones, filled with plants, vegetables, and flowers - DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Inspiration for Moms
How to Build a Raised Garden with Pavers | Inspiration for Moms

8 // Anika’s DIY Life // DIY Tiered Raised Garden Bed

Anika has full printable plans on her website for building a tiered raised garden bed. She also has videos sharing the entire process. Head over to her website here and find out how she made this awesome garden bed.

A tiered raised wood gardening bed with a lattice wood backboard houses plants and vegetables. DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Anika's DIY Life
DIY Tiered Raised Garden Bed | Anika’s DIY Life

9 // Houseful of Handmade // DIY Vertical Garden with Drip Watering System

This tutorial by Houseful of Handmade is amazing because she shares how to include a drip watering system. Also, it is vertical and allows for those with small spaces to garden efficiently. You will find her tutorial here on her website.

Vertical wood gardening beds with an innovated drip watering system house plants and vegetables on a concrete patio. DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Houseful of Handmade.
DIY Vertical Garden with Drip Watering System | Houseful of Handmade

10 // Madness and Method // Building a Raised Garden Bed

Nicole of Madness & Method designed her garden beds using leftover lumber. Her tutorial includes making stakes to drive down in the ground. She also built a small shelf in the back, how unique! You can find her tutorial here.

A large, empty wooden gardening bed built along the side of a house. DIY Raised Garden Bed Tutorial by Madness & Method
Building a Raised Garden Bed | Madness & Method

I hope you find these tutorials helpful for building your raised garden beds. We are installing our drip lines today and I will post the final project soon! Until then, stay healthy, stay home, and stay sane!

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