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How to Build a Raised Wood Chip Organic Gardening Bed for beginners, Cheap Designs – Part 1

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Part 1 of 6. How to Build a 2 FEET TALL Organic Raised Wood Chip Gardening Bed for beginners for $25. Make Easy/cheap designs will Double your roots growth with Air Pruning. Use your own free wood-chips and compost. Best organic raised garden beds for tomatoes and vegetables growing tips gardening design. The WIRE MESH is made of 1/2 inch squares.

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TatianaT says:

How about this type of setup in deep South? Would the sun beat too much on it and dry out the inside of the bed, since it aerates so well? We get little rain and 90-100 degree weather in July-August. I would say unless you water this bed every day it'd dry up very quickly.

irishmermaid 4 says:

Wow! Just the system I've been looking for ! Thanks & subscribed.

David Walker says:

Just was wondering if you could use shade cloth to hang on the sides instead of using wood chips?

Michael Byrd says:

What can u use if you don't have any wood chips

SG .Hedge says:

Awesome garden bed – have just built 2! Thanks for the great info

Esther Fan says:

Thank you for very clear instruction and the knowledge behind, also the video is nicely tapes. should I put fresh woodchip or old woodchips makes any difference ? thank you for your time. will the woodchips mixed with dry leaves is it ok ? Can I say that you actually plant the strawberrry in the woodchips, but the sun flower and Tomatoes in the compost and worm compost instead of plant the sunflower and tomato in woodchips?

Punky Rooster says:

Thanks for sharing. I've been looking for a way to do hugelkultur, but still wanting a relatively cheap, sturdy way to keep everything contained. I already have a lot of fencing and hardware cloth lying around so this may be exactly what I need.

Blue Rose says:

Does anyone know what gauge the cattle panel is? In the UK the closest thing I can use (without breaking the bank) is galvanised or welded wire mesh, but there are so many sizes and thicknesses!!!

Bob Gunner says:

Love it! I was just thinking about doing a raised bed of just woodchips. Say in a shaded area and just do garlic. It stands to reason that if a layer of wood chips on top of the soil will retain moisture, they should do it on the sides as well. Thanks for the vid!

kspdt says:

I'm glad I found your channel. A wealth of info. As I plan to retire in one year, I'm preparing….

These will be perfect for my crappy soil / future garden area!

Seems like the Eden garden everyone talks about is mulch continually placed over the soil. I was waiting for you to do that. Do you not put any mulch over the soil?

I know you allow the stalks from what grows to be cut and laid down. Is that all you do?

Just learning. Thanks!

clive mossmoon says:

Hi Mark, will you be able to plant in these same raised beds this year, or do they just last one year? Thanks!

John Reusch says:

Mark,
I want to raise only strawberries with the white clover and sunflower. The question I have is when the strawberry season is over and in the fall, how would you raise the bed lever after it has settled. I know you keep layering the woodchips, leaf mold and soil to the top of the bed, but how do you keep from covering the strawberry mother plant and clover after the woodchips and leafs de-compose the mother plants also settle down.

John Reusch says:

Mark,
I really like the 2' raised bed I understand the whole process and I believe it would be a good addition for my u-pick blackberries/red rasp. I like the idea of not having to bend over to pick the strawberries. The question I have is how are you going to keep the strawberries from freezing? I know perennials that are kept in a pot will freeze it they are not in the ground. Do you think the wall of wood chips will insulate the strawberries enough?  Large growers cover the strawberries with straw. I am trying to keep the labor cost at a minimum. We use nothing but woodchips on our cane crops and they are doing GREAT.

Tom Miller says:

I watched and subscribed, will watch more of your videos for sure.
There's an Amish saw mill close by and I believe they also have a chipper, they sell natural/un dyed mulch. I'd like to know which woods to avoid if any.

John Reusch says:

Do you or have you ever used grass clippings in any of your projects?

Razzle Dazzle says:

I am starting my first garden and perma at that. I love your videos! Informative, instructive, well thought out and scientifically backed (love the microscope piece on nematodes). I am currently going through all of them to make sure I get as much information as possible. Thanks again for the very educational instructions and I look forward to more. Keep up the great work!

Ddfasf Pfdasfdaf says:

We've been looking for ways to transform a large chunk of our garden into framed hugelkultur beds. Last year we built a section using redwood framed beds, and although we got the wood for a great price, it's still cost prohibitive when you're looking to do about a 1/4 acre worth of space. I happened onto your video on this a couple weeks ago and it has allowed us a lower cost option to the redwood. We've built 10 of these beds so far using 1/4 inch mesh instead of the 1/2 inch. This should allow minimal soil seepage since we do not intend to line the edges with wood chips. The hugelkultur logs will serve a lot of the same purpose anyway in regards to holding water and releasing nutrients. I'm wondering what you estimate the lifespan on these to be? Obiously, galvanized metal will last some time, but I don't have much experience with it constantly in contact with soil.

david chance says:

how often do you water and is there a self wicking way to water?maybe a drip sys? thanks great idea and channel

49testsamiam49 says:

its march and I am inspired by your vid…. planning to cover areas of my lawn with cardboard then woodchips… in a month I plan to dig holes for tomatoes and hills of squash… thinking of lining the holes with woodschips putting the soil with compost and sand back in planting clover and oats to get roots started to innoculate and fill th soil with fungi so when I lant my tomatoes or squash the soil will be ready…. any thoughts?? Sam

Escape From NY says:

If you want to be a bit more exacting about the woodchip wall, you can use cardboard. Make a cardboard shape (round or square) about the width of the space you want to fill with compost/soil. Lift out the cardboard when done adding soil and chips.

Tom Burke says:

love the idea and have started to build one. Question why not build a 8X4 rather than a smaller 4X4? I am building an 8X4 and will let u know the results. Thanks again.

ceres hall says:

I really like this idea! Hmmmm looks like I will be headed to Tractor Supply!

mark t says:

i wonder if you extended the mesh up some if it would protect my crop from all the critters i have around here. have you ever tried that or do you have any videos on that?

Mark & Emy Shibukawa says:

Mark, where do we buy the cattle panels?

Eric K. says:

Great video tutorial. Love your blooming trees

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