If you grow your own food, the benefits of raised beds are many. You can for instance grow edibles in fresh soil every season (eliminating worries about lack of nutrients, lead levels, or other contaminants if you live in an urban area). And from a design standpoint, raised beds can create instant order in an otherwise unruly garden.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite DIY raised bed kits to create an instant edible garden:
Above: Stackable raised beds with open bottoms come in a variety of sizes from Farmer D Organics. Constructed of precut and drilled cedar boards, Raised Bed Gardens To Go cost from $105.04 to $269.20 depending on size.
Above: From LA-based Scout Regalia, a SR Patio Garden Kit has metal brackets, measures 18 by 30 inches, and comes assembled; $300.
Above: Made of untreated FSC-certified cedar, Raised Garden Bed Kits available in six sizes are from $159 to $438 from Minifarmbox.
Above: Made of larch wood, a Raised Bed with galvanized steel hardware is €998 from Manufactum.
Above: An All Things Cedar Raised Garden Box is available in several sizes at prices from $62.18 from Hayneedle.
Above: A 8-by-8-foot Deer Proof Raised Garden Bed made of western red cedar is designed with three planting beds surrounding a central open space. Hinged, foldable front panels and a 33-inch perimeter wall with wire mesh protects edible plants from marauders; $1,479 from Earth Easy.
Above: A square Raised Garden Box is $109 from All Things Cedar.
Above: A Tiered Raised Bed from Forest is £149.99 from Littlewoods.
Above: Measuring 4 by 4 square feet, a Cedar Raised Garden Kit With Critter Guard comes with four fencing panels and is $124.99 from Greenes Fence.
Above: A cedar Gronomics Raised Garden Bed Trellis Kit for growing peas, beans, and cucumbers is $329.99 from Target.
For more tips for growing an edible garden, see:
- Hardscaping 101: Edible Gardens.
- 23 and Me: My Favorite Plants to Grow in Shade.
- Ask the Expert: 5 Tips to Design a Beautiful Edible Garden.