How to Use
Elevated Cedar Raised Beds

Elevated raised beds

Elevated raised beds can be used to grow vegetables or flowers.

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BY growing in a raised bed, you can have a productive, abundant vegetable garden — even in just a few square feet. Even better, the elevated styles put the garden right at your fingertips. Here's how to make the most of your elevated raised bed:

Assembly
Assembly

For detailed assembly instructions, download the PDF from the chart, below.


Size

How much soil?

How much granular fertilizer? (from a 1-lb. shaker)

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2 x 2

82 dry qt. (4-5 20-qt bags)

½ cup

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2 x 4

180 dry qt. (9 20-qt. bags)

½ cup

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2 x 8

329 dry qt. (17 20-qt. bags)

1 cup

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4 x 4

329 dry qt. (17 20-qt. bags)

1 cup

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Soil
Soil
  • Fill your bed with potting soil that's formulated for raised beds and planters, such as our potting mix. Don't use ordinary garden soil; It won't drain properly.
  • When you're filling the beds, be sure to mix in some granular fertilizer, which will get the plants off to a good start. Follow up later in the season with regular application of liquid fertilizer.
 
Sunny location
Site
  • Pick a sunny site; vegetables need at least eight hours of sun each day.
  • Make sure you have easy access to water.
 
Choose compact plants
What to plant
 
When to plant
When to plant
 
Watering
Watering, Fertilizing
  • Use your finger to check moisture levels throughout the season. The soil should be moist but not water-logged. Allow it to dry out a bit between waterings.
  • During the heat of summer, you might need to water every day — if rainfall is insufficient.
  • To automate the process, install a timer and a watering system, such as Snip-n-Drip.
  • The granular fertilizer added at the beginning of the season gives your plants a great start. Keep the show growing with regular applications of liquid fertilizer, applied at the rate recommended on the package.

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Accessories

Take your raised bed from good to great with innovative tools and add-ons

frost and pest protection

Frost and Pest Protection

Trellises

Trellises

Booster kit for raised beds

Fertilizer

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