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Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2’ x 2’

Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2’ x 2’

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Exclusive | Easy-to-Tend Raised Garden Beds are Handsome and Versatile

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 cedar planks set 10" down from the top so there's plenty of root space for vegetables and flowers. Excess water drains through slats; vents in the sides allow air to circulate and excess moisture to evaporate.

Product Details

  • Cedar with aluminum corners and imported fabric liner
  • 24" W x 24" L x 29" H
  • 2' x 2' Bed holds approx 3-1/4 cubic feet (82 dry quarts) of potting mix
  • Please note that planter boxes cannot hold regular garden soil, topsoil, sand, clay or rocks
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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:Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2'
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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5.0

I'm very happy with quality and appearance

By citygardener

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to assemble,
  • Fits in a small footprint
  • Quality materials

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

      I have several elevated beds and needed an additional one to be able to rotate tomatoes year to year. The only place I had left was a small brick area outside my kitchen door. This 2x2 size fit perfectly and looks great.

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      5.0

      Great quality!

      By Marianne

      from Chicago

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • long lasting

      Cons

      • must assemble yourself

      Best Uses

        Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

        I purchased 9 of these planters for our 4 story set of porches on the back of a 3 flat in Chicago. We had architectural grids put on the ends of our porches and put planters in every corner near the grids. I lowered the bottom platforms so we could add more dirt (insulation for winter). We planted honeysuckle vines on the sunny side of the building and silver lace vines on the shade side. The cedar has weathered to a nice gray. The planters aren't too traditional or too modern - just perfect for our Victorian brick building. The vines have enough soil that they have overwintered 2 years now. I see no sign of rot on the boxes. Putting together 9 of these planters was a lot of hard work - especially since I moved the platforms down and insulated them with foam. I do wish there were options for better risers/casters and that the venting hole was lower for adapted uses like mine. However, there are no planters that are priced this well, that are this nice and large on the market. These planters are very high quality and I'm confident they will last a long time.

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        5.0

        Great Purchase!

        By WI Gardner

        from Wisconsin

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

        This was a great purchase for us! We could put them exactly where we wanted. Very easy to assemble! We bought 2!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        LOVE MY ELEVATED CEDAR RAISED BEDS

        By Asher Dasher

        from Durango,CO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy And Fast Assembly
        • Elevated

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

            I love this product. Gardeners is a great company with amazing products. My summer gardner has never done as well as it is this summer!

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exactly what we wanted

            By Happy Gardener

            from Bomoseen, Vermont

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Garden In These
            • Easy to put together
            • Lots of compliments
            • Perfect For Our Use
            • Perfect height
            • Successful Garden

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Base For Retaining Fence
            • Vegetable garden

            Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

            We used the raised beds we purchased on a stone retaining wall, that we had to build. When we put railings between the boxes it made the perfect fence to assure no one would step off the wall. So, not only do we have an attractive fence but we have our plentiful garden right outside our back door! We love how easy it is to garden in these beds and how attractive our finished product is. We have gotten LOTS of compliments and inquiries.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the size.

            By Flower Power

            from Wilton, NH

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

            I love the size of this one. It's perfect for those smaller places that you want to add flowers to. I will be ordering 2 more for another area. I love that at my age I will still be able to have beautiful flowers without all the bending.

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            4.0

            Nice looking

            By Nuthatch

            from Ann Arbor, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Made in USA

            Cons

            • Screws Difficult To Drive
            • uneven panel

            Best Uses

              Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

              Nice looking, it would be better if it were just a little taller and a little deeper.

              You will need a power tool to screw in the many screws...otherwise, prepare to scrape your knuckles and apply a lot of pressure.

              On the unit I got, one panel did not slide down all the way and therefore the top edge of that side was higher than the other three. I just put that one toward the back.

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love This Product

              By Bill the gardener

              from Hemet, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive design
              • Ergonomic
              • Holding capacity
              • No Dog Rabbit Gopher Prob
              • No Stoop Gardening
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Easier To Assemble With 2

              Best Uses

              • Veggies Herbs Flowers

              Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

              We purchased our raised bed planters last year and this is the second year growing food in them. Thought it was about time I did a review. Yes, we get compliments on how good they look, but the main thing for me is, our veggies grow well in them. My wife and I live in a mobile home community that (thankfully) allows veg. gardening in your yard... so long as you try to keep it tidy and attractive. The elevated grow beds are a great help in that respect.

              Also, important to us is that the planters are just the right height to allow "stand up/no stoop" gardening. Very easy on the back.

              Growing results: Currently, the 2x2 bed (see picture) is planted with one Patty Pan squash and one Crimson Sweet watermelon. In just 14 days the melon grew from the size of a small green olive to 5 inches in diameter. That growth rate, for something growing in a raised bed planter, is amazing to me.

              Mulching: Our July/August temperatures reach the 90's and beyond. Therefore I apply a 2 inch layer of mulch to every bed. This slows down evaporation/water loss in the soil. Without mulching I'd have to water a lot more often than I do now, and the plants would probably suffer undue stress.

              We applied a good deck stain to protect the outside of the grow beds. On the inside, I used a non-toxic sealer called "Soy Seal Wood Sealer & Waterproofer". You can find it on the internet. I have been quite satisfied with the product.

              We also garden in 3 other Gardener's 2x8 raised beds with good results. That will be a separate review.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great raised bed!

              By RI MOM

              from Exeter, RI

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

              I needed something to go over my electric box by my pool. This raised bed was perfect, as it has the floor about 12 inches down, and then a few feet of clearance under that. I was able to set the bed over the electric box, and not only protect the electric, but beautify my pool area! So far the cedar is holding up well and my plants are happy.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great, Some suggestions on how to use

              By JR Gardening fool

              from Watertown MA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Practical

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Patio Planting

              Comments about : Elevated Cedar Raised Bed, 2' x 2':

              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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