Urban Gardening: How to Build a Raised bed and Hoop House


This video is a highrez combination of two older lorez videos. Here Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, builds a raised bed garden for square foot gardening and assembles a simple hoop house for it. The Perfect system for a city organic garden. Visit: www.gardengirltv.com and http Subscribe to Urban Sustainable Living Magazine : visitor.constantcontact.com

25 Responses to “Urban Gardening: How to Build a Raised bed and Hoop House”

  1. TheCarolynMusic says:

    This looks great! And looks like a lot of fun. The wires on the bottom sound like a good idea, for animals. But would the wires disrupt any of the root vegetables, such as carrots? Or maybe they wouldn’t go down that far, since you have a double layer of a box. 😀

  2. kirstenandshyann says:

    i love your idea for making corresponding raised beds to fit the livestock houses. did you build the livestock houses yourself? if so, what are the measurements?

  3. HisMountainRose says:

    PVC is a highly toxic contaminant for its entire life cycle. Manufacture through use on to removal. What other options are available for the hoops? (If you question the veracity of my claim about PVC, check out the documentary “Blue Vinyl.”)

  4. HisMountainRose says:

    PVC is a highly toxic contaminant for its entire life cycle. Manufacture through use on to removal. What other options are available for the hoops? (If you question the veracity of my claim about PVC, check out the documentary “Blue Vinyl.”)

  5. hiragabaka says:

    @iscavengersam you can create proper drainage, create a gutter system under the gravel and have it run to pot plants.

  6. hiragabaka says:

    are the chickens in the cages all day or do you have a run for them as well?

  7. opcn18 says:

    HAND TOO CLOSE TO SAW BLADE!

  8. mahaffeyitidotcom says:

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  9. wondervamp says:

    Umm…you are using 2″ bolts, not 1 1/2″.

  10. ba4996 says:

    Great Idea: Raised Beds

  11. aylavue says:

    Nice video! Thank you for teaching all of this. It’s really given me some hope that I can do something like this too.

  12. melonbarmonster says:

    where do you get the soil to put into the raised beds? Just buying bagged soil would be pretty expensive if not prohibitively so.

  13. ladynikon says:

    Thank you for the post! We were actually just talking about how to redo our garden. Keep up the good work :).

  14. pcharles67 says:

    Any thoughts on whether it is “better” to have the hoops attached to the inside of the beds panels, or the outside?

  15. iscavengersam says:

    is it possible to create a raised bed on a patio? Will there be proper drainage on a patio?

  16. hcmatley31 says:

    Nothing like a hot girl who can handle power tools and get her hands dirty. Awesome job.

  17. Ender1zero1 says:

    Yes they extend your growing season they help protect against pests like cabbage worms birds etc. they can reduce how much water you use HTH

  18. saltycreefer says:

    is there a point to the hoops?

  19. JimboJitsu says:

    Very impressive, nicely done!
    I am adding chickens to our small farm and will be looking for any related video’s you have on it…
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful video with the world, I am going to Fav&Share! You ROCK!

  20. samljer says:

    You are awesome 😉

  21. usra060 says:

    @Gerafix The size of the lumber is measured before planing

  22. ROFLpwnedvideos says:

    I love the combo of the animals and raised bed. Awesome ideas.

  23. dawnrboucher says:

    Another excellent video. Placing your live stock cages on top of the beds is a great idea. Do you build those yourself as well?

  24. Maybebay1 says:

    ooooooooo-maw-gad! i just came!

  25. steelhorses2004 says:

    You didn’t mention if the wood is pressure treaated. If not how long will it last before rotting away?

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