How to build Raised Garden Beds on a Slope or Hillside Easy, Simple and Free or Cheap

How to build Raised Garden Beds on a Slope or Hillside Easy, Simple and Free or Cheap

Building raised beds can be simple if your are on flat land. What happens if you have a slope where you need to put the beds? Here is the solution. There are some challenges but with some time and ingenuity you can build some great raised beds.

This how-to video shows how you deal with the challenges of building on a slope. This project was completely free as the lumber and screws were reclaimed from other projects. Slopes can be a great advantage in gardening. If your slope is south facing that can make growing conditions similar to one gardening zone to the south!

I will be using these raised beds for the Home Garden field trial testing the effectiveness of Rock Dust and Biochar on vegetables.

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  1. Hiya. Great build. Where is the next video showing the trials with the finished boxes? (Please forgive I did look myself before asking) I feel like you mentioned a piece running along the bottom of the sides on the slope? Perhaps a piece of 1x?

  2. dumb as shit!. This is all cosmetics. the ground is still sloped thus water will still drain fastly and thus roots will still grow towards gravity. Not sustainable. You need terraced farm.

  3. Why are you apologizing to Canadians for using imperial units? The rest of the developed world nations are using metric system! Thanks for great ideas in the video BTW.

  4. I liked watxhing your video but was hoping fir more detail as you digging the trench area that you needed to fit the wood in. I need to fix our garden area because its slanted and need to level it.
    Thank you

  5. glad to see someone else is doing this to utilize their hillside. I have mostly flat ground for farming but one hill in the BEST exposure zone. I thought of the Peruvians when I built mine but like yours, mine are cantilevered

  6. I Had to stop and comment… because I sketched almost exactly the same raised beds last weekend planning to lay them tomorrow, but with 3 2x4s in place of the 2 2x6s per box. Googled "raised beds on a hillside" looking for more ideas and your video came up as the first result, confirming my plans, and giving me a good idea of what it will look like. In my case, I'm taking advantage of the existing hill to rotate crops down the boxes each year, without having to worry too much about plants shading each other. Thanks for posting!

  7. Hi thanks for your video! I enjoy that you use reused wood for your raised beds. My nephews and I are beginners and have bought cheap white construction wood for our first beds since we are on a low budget however some have what we think is black mold! And we are not sure if they are safe to use can you please advice us Thanks and best regards from Bolivia!


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