Dollar Store Gardening: Best Garden Bed for $1
Dollar Store Gardening: Best Garden Bed for $1
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Dollar Store Gardening: cheap raised bed. Sometimes the best garden bed is one that is cheap and easy. Make a raised bed for only a dollar. In this video, I show you how you can start a garden extremely cheaply by making a raised-bed for only $1. I use a mulch cloth from the dollar store, sticks from downed branches, and municipal compost.
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This has worked great for me
This cost at least $10 if you don’t make it yourself. This is very informative and useful.
No free compost here, but lots of trees. Piling leaves, grass clippings, etc., and keeping it wet plus turning occasionally worked really well. No need for a bin. Of course this sounds so obvious it probably wasn’t worth the mention LOL
It’s a novel idea to save money and get your garden started. This also gives you time to build a frame from recycled wood or bamboo poles around it
How do you do this when the dirt is worth probably 70 dollars
You can also use a cardboard box fill it with dirt and put something to hold up sides fill with dirt and compost an plant your plants. Cardboard box will kill any weeds laying under it and decompose over time. We use cardboard boxes with mulch on top as weed block in all of our garden beds. You can usually get cardboard box for free from liquor store, normally Monday is the best day to collect those.
Those pumpkin plants needed lots of water every day, especially immediately after planting. They look wilted from lack of water.
pick a volume…
SEWING the plastic fabric together in a circle would have been a better way to secure the ends …. extra poles might have helped too … a couple on the outside ….. but as this is a new idea … it is a good start
I made a video on a similar topic, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsIQ2IfYwd8
That was sad
A recycled kiddie pool or pallet would likely hold up better and not cost anything.
How can you call yourself Best Garden channel. And then let your plants die of thirst shame on you
Save your &1 and use cardboard underneath for weedcontro plus it will break down
I used Municipal Compost for my garden one year. (Fort Wayne) and found out it was Sewer Sludge compost. I ended up having to take prescription medication because of the fecal matter in the soil. So, buyer beware.
You dont plant in pure compost lol it will kill the plants. Gardening channel lol the best lol.
Best one so far!
I only have a patio. Considering a raised bed using a lining so the soil doesn’t get through slats. Or a kids pool or laundry basket.
What a cool idea! So simple.
Great idea:)! Thanks!
Easier way: if your soil came in a standard bag then just lay the bag flat on its side, cut holes on top side and plant stuff in it. For drainage you can poke some holes on the bottom side first. That way the soil is contained in it’s own bag, no additional cost or effort for that flimsy raised bed. This won’t last forever obviously but it’s no additional cost to the soil itself.
You get bags of soil in the UK sold as grow bags that are marketed for this specific purpose but most other bags of soil will do.
Wushu washy lying… shame shame
I’m going to do this!!
U can. Get free skids from glass store. Or factory They come in 4by6 Open from top bottom and fill with free compost from city and way u go
We have 14 acres of woods, and the woods are full of rocks of all sizes. For free, I go up into the woods in Winter and gather dozens of rocks. My wife is an artist, and she can always make a nice dry stack rock wall out of the haul. The new raised bed is about 7 feet long and 3 feet wide and built in the shape of a giant bath tub. It will be filled with 9 or 10 inches of homemade growing medium. I also get nice humus, wood chips, and leaf mold from the woods. The only cost that will be put into this garden bed will be the alfalfa meal that was purchased to heat up the compost we make.
Needs to be watered…
Turn on subtitles & turn the volume up, it’s not that hard.
I bought these at dollar tree too
You moved too far from the microphone.
The obvious solution is to add more sticks for posts I would also lash a bar across the top to tack the fabric to
This is a good cheap way if you have GOOD weather but if you don’t that is too flimsy. Better to find a couple of FREE food grade PALLETS and use those…
Do you worry about anaerobic pockets without the addition of an aeration media?
This year I made a container garden be getting several of those plastic milk crates. I picked the ones with the tighter weave. I have lined them with landscape fabric and fills with soil and certain plants. So far, so good.
steaks?? oh, stakes, right … really "digging" your videos yes pun intended
I am so excited to learn about municipal compost! Soil was getting to be quite expensive. I can’t believe it’s free! Thank you!!!
Just scrapped fabric from home for free.
May as well just have an inground bed at that rate. No?
So glad I found your video , was going to give up on my raised garden bed this year and wait till next year .. but this will work & I already have the weed blanket!
U can. Glass store
You forgot to include leaf mould in your available filling for your garden bed if you have a forested area close by. I collect up all the leaves from my own and my neighbour’s gardens every fall and just leave them in a heap for the winter. By next Spring I can uncover the top layer of leaves and usually the lower layer has decomposed enough to mix in with other materials (well rotted manure, home produced compost etc., ) The top layer of leaves that are not decomposed yet make a real fine mulch to cover the bed with once it is planted and does a great job of keeping the soil moist and cool in the hotter weather, the added bonus it adds to the general health of the soil and helps to feed the plants. One word of caution, do make sure if you are collecting leaves from other people they haven’t used herbicides or pesticides or that is going to contaminate your garden. I love my huge pile of leaves at the back of my orchard, I find I often trot out there if I am short of bedding for my worms, material to recharge my compost bins or just for mulching my growing beds or containers. Never had a problem with this system yet and I have been doing it for years. (I own a Cyclone Rake attached to the back of my mower so the leaves do get chopped up pretty good which helps them to decompose quicker) Anyway, a good experiment on your part, you never know if something is going to work until you try it. Take care and stay safe, Sandie from Ontario Canada.
Very clever! Thanx!!!
Just a warning this a good method however they need very frequent watering because it will dry out really quickly
why not add some peat moss, leaf mold and manure.. rather only compost.
get you a truck and gas it up, go get you some dirt folks … dont lament about what you dont have, get busy building something! dont have money for a truck? plant seeds in an old shoe! YOU CAN DO IT! hey, if im unemployed and disabled and i can do it so can you! 🙂