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

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.


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  1. Wow! What a huge garden compared to what we have in the UK! Plus it's in California! Lucky! I envy you! I'm glad to see that you are enjoying the space. Good luck!

  2. your videos help me Mack the crocus of what to do wither my font yard i hate grease and i don't want to cut it i lick the idea of growing vegetables so keep up the good work john

  3. I've just watched this playlist, and I noticed that you really didn't show how the trenches were dug. With that tough clay, I hate to think that your buddy went to too much trouble. The easiest way I've found to dig trenches like that is to use a maddix (sp?) to cut lines through the turf one both sides of your trench and then simply roll the turf. You could also use a square shovel or spade, but the maddix is def easier and faster. A maddix is a kind of pick with a flat digging end.

  4. Absolutely! I am a novice gardener. I just started 3 tomato plants, 3 chili pepper plants, and as an experiment I have two pots with 3 pinto beans each. Right now I am keeping it simple. I am using organic potting soil and down the road I might mix in some compost my dad got for free. Once I can successfully grow something, THEN I can worry about how to grow it better. Even if all I get is a couple of tomatoes it's better than the organic, fresh off the vine heirloom tomatoes I don't have.

  5. All I can say is start small. It's VERY easy for a begining gardener to get overwhelmed with just a few plants. Get in the groove, learn your basics, and grow as you feel comfortable. I learned this the hard way. Grew way too many plants and was just learning too dang much to keep it all straight. just start small, and experiment as you go and you'll come up with the perfect recipe for your personal garden. Something nobody can teach you.

  6. EVERYONE- Lets all show our Gratitude, and LIKE all of his videos! If you're like me, you have ascertained a wealth of knowledge from these videos. Lets pay him back! START A LIKE CAMPAIGN!! Thanks:-)

  7. John, I'm not sure where you get your time! I have been following your juicing series, I got the VRT-330 from you last year, and am now expanding my garden in Houston. I just found your growingyourgreens series and have been up past midnight several nights watching. Of particular interest was the set on drip irrigation in your 1of 7 set. Thanks a million for all your work you are helping a lot of us!

  8. This is a GREAT video !!! Very informative. I am soooo inspired and can't wait to get building myself. I have been wanting this for a long time and finally said okay let's go ahead. I have seen lots of videos on building your own raised beds … but I am SOOOO happy I came upon this video. You know your stuff. =) I have a feeling I am going to be watching a lot of your videos. =)

  9. You might try subtitles when hearing is difficult. I do not know the cost or your capabilities. I have enjoyed your videos. It would be nice to have a complete plan for
    your front arbor. I think its is very attractive.

  10. 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!


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