Can You Share Some Good Raised Bed Plans?

“As an older crippled up fogey, I appreciate raised beds. Do you have plans available for different kinds of raised beds?” Question from Kevin of Belleville, Ohio

Answer: We don’t have raised-bed building plans, but we may in the near future. What a good idea!

This Old House has some great free plans that are well-conceived and useful. If your back gives you trouble, consider building a bed that’s raised up for easy planting. That way, you won’t have to bend over more than necessary. Click here to get a plan for a raised deck planter.  They also have guidelines for standard raised beds. Click here to view their plan for a classic raised bed.

Then be sure to fill your beds with great soil. We recommend Black Gold® Natural & Organic Raised Bed & Potting Mix or Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Mix.

Happy gardening!

Jessie Keith,

Black Gold Horticulturist



Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities. Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold. Her joy is sharing all things green and lovely with her two daughters.

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