The Perfect Raised Bed

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M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
Whenever we publish videos of our vegetable plot, we get a lot of questions about our raised beds. To be fair a lot of thought has gone into their design and, in this home, we had a "blank canvas" (swampy field overgrown with 8 foot weeds).

This weeks video covers the principles, design and construction of our system of raised beds, flexible covers, cages and cloches. Its what we consider "The Perfect Raised Bed".



M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Jan 15, 2011
I remember you discussing this on here a few years ago. It was a great discussion but the video definitely trips it. Thanks for posting.

Woody girl

Full Member
Mar 31, 2018
I love raised beds they make life so much easier when you have a bad back like me.
I will have to renew my wooden ones next year so I'm looking at the nice galvanised ones...... I may have to sell a couple of arms and legs to afford them though!
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May 1, 2008
We put raised beds all over our allotments as we are on wet heavy ish soil on a slope.
Two seven inch planks or scaff boards seems to be ghe best trade off but another layer makes everything easier.
we plant a high dens and seem to get fewer slugs and pests etc plus someone told me that the carrot fly cant fly more than 18 inches off the deck, not sure if the flies know that but we have not had them so far.
Ots a big initial workload, filling a bed takes way more stuff then you imagine, but we are so glad that we did it.
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