Cedar Raised Bed Frames
Define your growing areas with simple to install and maintain raised beds. We construct sturdy frames to hold the soil and help you establish a garden that's easier to maintain.
We'd be happy to have you pick these up at our farm or deliver them to your door. We're Sorry that we cannot ship these.
Why Raised Beds
Raised Beds offer several advantages when compared to other beds. A raised bed is exactly that; the soil is either built up or added to so that it's surface is slightly higher than the surrounding ground. Raising the soil by several inches, allows the soil to drain and be worked sooner in the season (as early as March). Frames help keep the soil from eroding out of the bed. They hold compost and mulch inside the frame, out of the walking paths. It makes it easy to rake out your beds and to keep weeds out. You'll be able to mow your lawn right up to the edge of the bed. Wooden framed beds allow you to have a surface to attach hoops for mini greenhouses, trellises, and tuck in frost blankets to protect your crops and extend your season. Finally, raised beds just spruce up your yard and make for a more formal and established deigns.
Sizes & Styles
We offer several sizes from kids gardens, square beds, and longer rectangular beds. Beds also come in either 6" or 12" heights. We like simple 6" high beds to define a garden space and still get the advantages of a raised bed on a budget. 12" beds allow you to have plenty of room to add compost and mulch for years to come; these are key components to organic gardening at home. You'll find the higher you raise the soil, the quicker it will drain water and warm the soil in the spring, allowing you to plant sooner. However this also means it may require more attention to water in the summer. So pick the height right for your needs. When in doubt, go with the 12" bed because it offers more versatility and a one-time installation. If you'd like a more accessible garden, we can build the 12" deep bed on a 2' stand. This means less bending and it can be worked by sitting next to the bed on a stool, chair or wheel chair.
Note: Only the 12" frames can be built on stands off the ground. In order for the plants to be successful, there needs to be more than 6" of soil.