Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2'
Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2' Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2'

Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2'

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  • Elevated garden is easy to plant, tend and harvest without bending
  • An attractive landscape addition that adds privacy and defines garden areas
  • Use the 2' x 2' bed solo, or combine with 8' beds for a perfect corner
  • Made from naturally rot-resistant cedar with rustproof aluminum corners
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Bring your garden up to a whole new level! Our 2' x 2' elevated bed is easy to plant, tend and harvest without kneeling or bending. Plus, it offers creative landscaping opportunities. Set up one or more of these beds around the edge of your patio to add privacy, or as corners in combination with our 2' x 8' beds to create a garden "room". Like our other cedar raised beds, the sides are held in place with our sleek and sturdy aluminum corners. There's a false floor made from marine-grade plywood set 10" down from the top so there's plenty of root space for vegetables and flowers. Floor has holes for drainage; vents in the sides allow air to circulate and excess moisture to evaporate.

  • Cedar with aluminum corners and marine-grade plywood
  • 24" W x 24" L x 29" H
  • 2' x 2' Bed holds approx 3-1/4 cubic feet (82 dry quarts) of container mix
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4.0

Great, Some suggestions on how to use

By JR Gardening fool

from Watertown MA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Practical

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Patio Planting

Got 2 of these 18 months ago. Finally set up after my condo spent more than year redoing patio, and with it needed approval for any planters, and they needed to be movable.

I added casters--would be fantastic if these came with a caster option. I bought 12"x12" wooden planter bases with 4 casters each, 3 of these per planter, cut slices with two casters each and screwed them to the corners and middle of the planter. They roll (and rock).

The patio I have is blazing hot, and things dry out very fast. To keep more mass, I lowered the false bottoms in the planter. This is easy to do. Just remove screws in the steel slats holding the sides together where you want the bottom, and then screw the bottom supports in at that point, and use the removed screws in the holes that were originally intended for the bottom support. Everything is lined up so it works perfectly. I went down to the level just above the vents--about as much as you can do given the vents, but adds another 6 inches of soil depth or so.

It takes a lot of potting soil to fill these. Here's a hint, especially if you have lowered the bottoms. Rip up the cardboard box the planters came in, or other cardboard or newspapers you have around the house, and put them in the bottom, then fill with soil. Cardboard will compost over time, and probably settle a bit, and eventually you may need to add more soil, but it fills the space a bit, and better than adding to the landfill.

My condo assoc. was also freaked out about soil getting on the patio and clogging drainage. I got a roll of 36 inch wide landscape fabric-water goes through but soil doesn't, and stapled it across the bottom and up the sides.

Especially with the extra space, and needing to move these I worried about the weight. So I got bags of the usual potting soil, but went on-line and found large bags of vermicullite--I added 2 bags, 4 cubic ft each, to the potting soil. Found them for about $28 per bag.

I worried a bit about the fact that at 8 feet long, the 1 inch side boards might bulge out over time with weight of the soil. I screwed in some eyehooks in the middle of the top board on both sides and used plastic coated wire to tie them together to compensate for the force of the soil--do this ideally before you fill with soil.

I also mixed in a lot of the soil moist water granules that hold water, and organic fertilizer.

I'm ready to plant after 18 months of these sticking out from under my bed.

I'd like these to remain the bright cedar color. I saw the natural wood protector product in the catalog and was about to order it, but I read reviews and all talked about it immediately turning the wood a soft grey. That would be okay I guess, but I would really like a product that kept them with the new-wood look. Guess I will check out some of the oil finish products for wood patio furniture.

Now how many seasons of tomatoes will it take to "pay for" the cost of the planters, soil, ....I will have to be reimbursed with the pleasure of gardening, and these are a great way to do it if like me you are in a condo with only a small patio space.

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4.0

very nice

By David

from St. louis

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        very nice

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pretty raised bed

        By Pumpkin Gardener

        from Los Angeles, CA

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        Pros

        • It looks beautiful
        • Stand Up Gardening

        Cons

          Best Uses

            The planter is beautiful and I love not having to hunch over the garden bed. I had the gardener put it together, so I can't attest to it's ease of assembly.

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