How To

Build a Simple Raised Bed Garden


  • 1 – 8’ long 4” x 4” post
  • Cut into four 2’ lengths
  • 5 – 12’ long 1” x 6” boards
  • Cut into six 6’ long lengths and four 3’ lengths
  • 50 two-inch wood screws
  • About 18 Bags of NearSource Organics
  • Raised Bed & Container Mix
  • Natural landscaping fabric
  • Power drill
  • Shovel

Note: If you plan to cut your own wood, wear safety glasses. But before measuring and cutting, did you know Home Depot will cut your wood for you? It’s fast and easy.

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Building A Raised Bed For Your Garden Is Fairly Simple, No Matter What Kind Of Yard You’re Working With. And The Best News: You Can Grab Everything You Need At Your Local Home Depot.

The raised bed we are building is 3’ x 6’ and 18” deep. You can use a variety of different materials to build a raised bed. If using wood, we recommend all-natural and untreated wood.

Before getting started, make sure you have everything you need. Watch the video for a tutorial, and keep scrolling to get the supply list and step-by-step instructions!

The Steps


First, grab your pre-cut posts. Start by digging and placing one 4”x4” post about 6 inches down and tightly pack dirt around it.


Next, place a 6’ long 1”x6” board beside the post to measure the distance to where to place the second post.


Then, do the same with the 3-foot boards.


Now, grab your screwdriver. Place two screws per board. Each side should be three boards high.


Now that all your boards are screwed in and your sides are secure, line the bottom with organic landscaping fabric.


Lastly, fill the bed with NearSource Organics Raised Bed & Container Mix. Leave about 3-4” at the top of the raised bed.

Now Your Raised Bed Is Ready For Planting!