Shirley Bovshow is giving you some helpful tips on how to create a raised garden for those on a budget.


  • Cinderblocks
  • Raised Bed Soil
  • Shovel
  • Soil Tamp
  • Metal Landscape Rake
  • Garden Gloves 
  • Shirley Suggests At Least 4x4 For A Raised Garden Bed


1) After Building Your Raised Bed Frame, Break Up And Loosen The Native Soil

2) To Depth Of 6 Inches Or More

3) Add The Raised Bed Mix And Mix It In To The Native Soil

4) Use A Metal Landscape Rake To Level The Soil

5) Use A Weighted Tamp To Settle The Soil And Remove Air Pockets.

6) Water Soil Thoroughly For Final Settling.

7) Plant A Day Later After Soil Dries A Little

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