Part 1 of 7 How to Build a Raised Bed Garden: Planning, Site Selection, Layout, Placement

John from consults with friends to help them plan their raised bed square foot edible food garden. This is Part 1. Some of the things you will learn in this video are site selection, layout, bed placement, and optimizing vertical growing space.

15 Responses to “Part 1 of 7 How to Build a Raised Bed Garden: Planning, Site Selection, Layout, Placement”

  1. mte99a says:

    My laptop doesn’t have very strong speakers either. I had an old set of plug-in speakers that I bought at a garage sale for $6 and they bring the volume up as loud as I want and then some. They’re just a little cheap set….with a volume control. Plugs in where your headphones would go. Good luck getting more volume!

  2. Averil07111 says:

    great lesson for me as well..thanks I will look at my yard…

  3. zekehooper says:

    I really like your friends back yard, what potential to grow.

  4. tribalwind says:

    good vid, i’ve also put hanging pots/troughs along my fence to max space.

    ever look at the closed-captioning on your vids? i know it’s beta, but wow is it off ! .pretty good for a laugh! i was rolling!LOL ..better than mad-libs

  5. fatpius says:

    2nd video i cannot see, AT ALL. Shows “UPGRADE”, comments, info, but,
    sooooooooo, this is the upgrade??
    completely unable to see videos.
    thanks for the UPgrade….WTF!!

  6. cosnowmomma says:

    @growingyourgreens LOL when I went to Canada everyone thought CA was one big beach. They kept asking me if I surfed. They thought Californians all lived on the beach.

  7. growingyourgreens says:

    will work on that. My current camera doesnt have a mic jack.. and had a new camera person that was farther away than optimal..

  8. HomesteadAcres says:

    Wonderful! I love to see people putting in new gardens. Who knows, maybe his front yard next year. lol

  9. dontay77 says:

    John we need to set you up with a wireless mic for videos like these. Get a cheap lapel/tie tac mic…Just a thought :> Great video as always

  10. jplerwill says:

    April 14 and 44 degree’s this morning here in Sacramento Ca. Its been cold and rainy over the last two weeks but should be back up into the 70’s and 80’s soon. I’m just happy I was able to get 3-400 plants in before the rain all started. We will be trying your hoop and mesh method for our cucumbers, pole beans, and vining squash.

  11. EarthyPlum says:

    i wasn’t able to benefit as much as i wanted to because the sound was to low.

  12. monteros says:

    Fantastic, my wife and I are about in the same situation in MI, similar house, back yard is on the north side of our house, front is south. We are planning right now, and John has been a huge inspiration for us, totally love watching. I am really looking forward to seeing the progress here. John, I might have missed it, any chance you can show how to properly seat a post for your raised beds? I am wondering if it as simple as post hole digging, or do you use pea gravel, or cement etc.

  13. btigtime2 says:

    this will be fun to watch. I have 29 raised beds in the back…. I’m eying my front yard too. My wife has her doubts.

  14. growingyourgreens says:

    In Lake Tahoe, California it snows! California isnt all a beach like bay watch! It does get cold here too. There are so many different climate zones in California. Community gardens are great. I have two plots right now. Get a community garden plot and start growing your greens! Check my videos to see how I built raised beds in my community garden.

  15. OS253 says:

    Why is your friend wearing a coat? I didn’t know CA is cold in April. I thought it’s always warm and sunny in Cali. LOL. Anyway, I love watching your show! Thanks for teaching us how to garden. What do you think about community garden? I live in an apartment and I don’t have room to grow all the food I want.

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