Raised bed gardening is becoming a popular way to grow fruits and vegetables, but what is the best raised garden bed?
After trial and error and a little research, our team has come up with the best raised garden beds.
Best Raised Garden Beds (that won't rot)
- Lifetime Raised Garden Bed (Set of 3)
Probably the most cost effective is this 3 pack of raised garden beds from Lifetime. They are made with high density polyethylene which is a really thick plastic.
There are a lot of other raised garden beds, but what makes this one stand out over the others is that it offers a pack of three.
Most of us gardeners who are looking for raised beds want to purchase more than one, and this is definitely a great option!
2. NuVue Vinyl Raised Garden Bed
Although a little more expensive, this NuVue garden bed is another beautiful option.
3. Resin 31.7 Gallon Raised Garden Bed
This Keter raised garden bed is another high-quality option, but it has a price tag to go along with it.
Being that we are from Kansas, I would also be worried about how well they stand up to wind gusts.
Raised Garden FAQ
Our top choices for material that last are brick, stone, plastic, resin or cinderblocks. While these are initially more costly, they will last much longer than wooden.
We personally like at least 3ft by 3 ft squared with a height of about 9 inches. This gives you room to space our your plants while still letting them grow adequately.
It should be big enough to hold the plants you want without overcrowding, deep enough for roots to be able to grow and become established, and it should be durable and long-lasting.
Wooden raised garden beds...are they worth it?
Probably the most popular raised garden beds are made out of wood, but that's not to say they are the best.
Wood eventually rots, even treated wood.
Why are wooden raised garden beds so common?
Wooden raised beds are common because they are easy to make! Simple as that.
There are some things you can do to help a wooden raised garden bed last longer, but eventually they will deteriorate.
Alternatives to wooden raised beds
- brick (this would be a a DIY type of raised bed or you could hire someone)
- stone (another DIY or hiring someone)
While these can easily get expensive, they are an investment into a long-lasting garden bed.
Hope this helps you start your new raised garden bed! Happy gardening. 🙂