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Farmstead Raised Garden Bed

Item #: FARM-C

Our price: $89.95


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An elegant age-old design for raised garden beds. Farmstead Raised Garden Beds are easy to assemble and handcrafted of Vermont White Cedar, which lasts many years and weathers to a soft silver grey. For taller raised beds, purchase two or more kits of the same size and stack them. read more

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Farmstead Raised Garden Beds are based on a 17th century design. Handcrafted of Vermont White Cedar, these raised beds will last for many years and weather to a soft silver grey. Our easy-to-assemble raised garden beds are perfect for vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Please note: The interior dimensions (planting space) of Farmstead raised beds are smaller than the overall bed size. See below for details.

Features & Benefits

Strong and functional

Lumber is custom sawed to a thickness of 1¼ inches for greater strength and longer life. Cedar slot and peg raised garden beds cannot pull apart, as may happen with beds that are nailed or screwed together. This cedar is not sanded or treated, giving it an unfinished rustic quality. The pegs are made of black locust wood, which is very rot resistant.

Stack them higher and save your back

Farmstead Raised Beds position the garden eight inches above ground level. They can be stacked two, three, or four high creating a working surface that is 16, 24, or 32 inches high. For a raised bed that is 16" high, just purchase two 8" high beds and stack them.

Q: When stacking the Farmstead Raised Garden Beds, what holds them together?

A: The weight of the soil within the beds holds them in place on top of each other and it will keep them from shifting if on level ground. Although it is not necessary, it is easy to bracket the beds together with some inexpensive hardware or wood from a local store.

Tool-Free Assembly

Watch our video on the left! It takes less than five minutes to assemble these raised beds. No tools are required. Simply slip the end of one board through the slot of the other and secure with provided wooden pegs.

Raised beds can be placed directly on sod, lawn, or even a weedy patch. Once the bed is filled with soil, any weeds underneath will soon form a composted base. For best results, you may want to dig down a few inches to clear any large rocks.

No chemical wood preservatives

Unlike pressure treated lumber or railroad ties, the untreated Vermont White Cedar used in these raised garden beds is naturally rot resistant. There are no harmful chemicals that could leach into your soil and plants. If you want to treat wood naturally, we recommend Eco Wood Treatment – a non-toxic mineral-based formula safe for vegetable gardens.

Sizes & Pricing:

  • 2’ wide x 4’ long x 8" tall ($89.95)
  • 2’ wide x 6’ long x 8" tall ($119.95)
  • 2’ wide x 8’ long x 8" tall ($139.95)
  • 3’ wide x 3’ long x 8" tall ($89.95)
  • 3’ wide x 5’ long x 8" tall ($109.95)
  • 3’ wide x 6’ long x 8" tall ($129.95)
  • 3’ wide x 8’ long x 8" tall ($149.95)
  • 4’ wide x 4’ long x 8" tall ($109.95)
  • 4’ wide x 6’ long x 8" tall ($139.95)
  • 4’ wide x 8’ long x 8" tall ($159.95)

Wood Dimensions: 1.25 inches thick by 8 inches wide.

Interior Dimensions:

Farmstead Raised Garden Beds are measured from the tips of the corners. Interior dimensions are smaller. Below are the inside measurements:

  • 2’ x 4’ = 1¼ ft x 3¼ ft
  • 2’ x 6’ = 1¼ ft x 5¼ ft
  • 2’ x 8’ = 1¼ ft x 7¼ ft
  • 3’ x 3’ = 2¼ ft x 2¼ ft
  • 3’ x 5’ = 2¼ ft x 4¼ ft
  • 3’ x 6’ = 2¼ ft x 5¼ ft
  • 3’ x 8’ = 2¼ ft x 7¼ ft
  • 4’ x 4’ = 3¼ ft x 3¼ ft
  • 4’ x 6’ = 3¼ ft x 5¼ ft
  • 4’ x 8’ = 3¼ ft x 7¼ ft

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We want you to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you ordered, we'll exchange it, replace it or refund your money within 30 days of purchase. Simply email us the problem, and we'll take care of you. Certain products have extended warranties (up to 50 years!) that are listed on the particular product page. Please call us at 1-888-451-6752 if you need further clarification.

Additional Information

Planting Depth 8"
Material Vermont White Cedar
Board Thickness 1.25"
Key Feature Easy to assemble, untreated cedar raised garden beds
Assembly TIme 10 Minutes
Origin Made in the U.S.A.

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This Product Ships To:
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  • From Katherine at 12/31/16 11:30 AM
    • May be a silly question, but doesn't the dirt eventually seep out, especially if a lot of rain? Is there a way to contain?
      Another question: we are wanting to place these raised beds on a section of yard that contains leaching field of septic system. Should we prevent roots from merging with this ground by adding a "bottom" or floor to the box?
      Appreciate your suggestions
    • Adding a raised bed liner would address both concerns, keeping your soil from seeping under heavy rain and the roots from getting to the contaminated ground. A permeable membrane is ideal to allow for proper drainage and separation.
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  • From Martha McAndrews at 11/26/16 7:16 AM
    • What sort of brackets would you use? Thanks, M M
    • Any sort of hinged wood brackets from your local hardware store would do, however we suggest using brackets that match or are close to the total height of your raised bed for maximum reinforcement. For extra measure you can use flat brackets on the middle of your long boards.
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  • From Jane C. at 7/29/16 4:57 PM
    • Can regular garden loam/soil be used in these beds? Most others say you can only use ":potting mix" in raised planters. I want to used soil amended with compost.
    • Using potting mix to fill a raised bed is a waste of money, and the resulting 'soil' will still need amending to prepare it for planting.

      Your approach is the way to go. Start with your own native soil (dirt) and add amendments as needed. Likely you will be adding peat to lighten the soil, rock phosphate, lime, an organic fertilizer such as manure, and finally top it off with your own compost.

      Building soil is the essence of gardening. Here is an article to get you started, and you can also search our site as we have considerable information on this topic.
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  • From Jack at 8/10/15 5:58 PM
    • Do you recommend weather treating with stains on the outside of the frame to increase its durability?
    • These cedar beds do not require finish treatments as the wood is naturally rot resistant. You can apply a nontoxic sealer like EcoWood Treatment (available in our store) which will add some years to your bed, but ideally this should be applied to the inside of the bed, since this is where beds deteriorate - where the moist soil remains in contact with the wood.
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  • From Courtney at 3/2/15 12:30 PM
    • How high should the soil be from the top of the boards of the raised garden beds?
    • When setting up your raised beds, fill with soil right to the top. After a few rains or waterings, the soil will compress and drop an inch or two.

      Once the bed is established, it is helpful if the soil is an inch or so below the top edge, since you'll likely want to add mulch during the growing season, and the exposed edges will help keep the mulch in place.
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  • From Brenda at 2/22/14 3:35 PM
    • I have a bad back and cannot bend. I'm looking for something that will fit my garden. I currently have 3x6 and 12' . I would like something about the some size but not the same height. Will stacking 4 of these be a good height?
    • Stacking 4 of the Farmstead Raised Garden Beds will give you a height of 32", which is very back-friendly for most gardening tasks. However, another consideration is whether you use a wheelbarrow. If so, it's convenient to have the beds the same height as the top of the wheelbarrow, which may be closer to 24", or three boards high.. Then there's no lifting, you just shift over things like bags of manure, half bales of peat and buckets of compost.
      Either the 3 or the 4 board Farmstead beds would work for you. You can always start with 3 then add another row if you need it.
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  • From Joe Lojacono at 3/6/13 10:31 PM
    • I want to plant my raised bed on the grass in my backyard. I plan to grow tomatoes. Do I need to dig up the grass first or can I lay the boards right on the grass? What height do you recommend for tomatoes?
    • We recommend breaking up the sod with a spade to make it easier for your vegetable roots to access the soil beneath the bed. No need to pull the grass since the added soil will smother it.
      Tomatoes are deep rooting, requiring a minimum of 12" of soil. You can have an 8" bed and still grow deep rooted vegetables assuming there is decent soil beneath the bed.
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  • From Una at 7/28/12 12:08 PM
    • When is a good time of year to install these?
    • You can install the bed now if you want to plant a fall or overwinter crop. If you do not plan to garden until next spring, then you may as well wait until a month before planting to install the bed. The reason you install the bed a month before planting is to give the soil and its varied amendments (peat, lime, rock phosphate, compost ....) some time to mellow before planting.
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  • From Karen H. at 4/27/12 10:05 AM
    • I would like to not have to dig up some very old tough sod before building this raised bed garden. Is it okay to just lay down weed cloth and then build and add dirt?
    • You can set the bed on untilled sod if you prefer. But we recommend that you at least pierce the sod with a pitchfork to provide additional aeration and improve drainage. We do not recommend putting weed cloth beneath the bed since this will restrict soil access for the roots of your crops.
      If you have a problems with moles, then an underlay of 1/2" galvanized mesh is advised.
      We like to double-dig the soil beneath a bed since this clears and rocks or debris, aerates the soil, and lets you know the nature of the soil beneath. Also, the roots of your crops will send runners down to access trace minerals and available nutrients in the soil beneath the bed.
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  • From Stephanie at 4/23/12 9:46 AM

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