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How I built my new raised beds.

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Escape From NY (1 day ago)
It's so great that your town/county allows food gardens in the front yard. So many towns don't.
Rob (2 days ago)
Outstanding. I’m inspired!
The Gooch (2 days ago)
You Sir just earned a subscriber
cheryl norise (2 days ago)
Very nice. Awesome stuff
Tunille (8 days ago)
Did you put the fabric under the raised beds too? or only under the gravel around the beds?
Sparky Mahoney (10 days ago)
Pro-tip: If you want to keep the wood from rotting that are non-toxic there are two things you can do. 1) Use a mix of pine tar and raw linseed oil. A 50/50 blend works like a charm. It's how the Vikings used to waterproof their boats. 2) Line the beds with subfloor underlay - the stuff that looks like big bubble wrap. You put the bubble side facing out so the moisture in the soil doesn't eat away at the wood and any water that gets into the space between simply falls to the bottom. Just drill 1/2 drainage holes every 2 feet and Bob's yer uncle.
TheBooida (16 days ago)
where is this located?
Vitor Madeira (25 days ago)
Ouch... Really expensive... I mean, I love the way you organise your farm, that's a no brainier there. Thank you for all your insights and greetings from Portugal.
Stephan Quintavalli (30 days ago)
What about your trellis, how did you make them? Also, live streams are neat too! I know another guy who does them for small livestock.
Stephan Quintavalli (30 days ago)
I like that logic....it looks nice too and should be easier to keep cleaner. I live in Miami with massive amounts of humidity and will do this too.
Lisa Bevill (1 month ago)
You mentioned not putting Linseed oil in your raised beds, what is that used for?
kaizen4all (1 month ago)
$240 PER BED!!!!
How are you going to change the soil, or just adding new compost will be enough?
Anna Carroll (1 month ago)
Live show would be awesome!
XkillerXmannequinsX (1 month ago)
awwww hi babygirl, she's gorgeous, is the iron fencing new?
kdoeone (2 months ago)
Another fan of Jordan perterson! Nice work on the beds. We decided to do this too. Much easier. Less weeds.
Annie Gaddis (2 months ago)
LOVE those, nice and neat for a front yard in case of a HOA, and you can still hook up a low tunnel on them in winter. Will have less weed pressure, so a good place for carrots, beets, etc that don't grow well around weeds. Suggest putting screws (instead of nails) on one end of each bed so you can put a large tarp down, take the end off, and run your tiller up the end instead of having to lift it in (in case you ever do want to till it). You may also want to make some wooden templates that will poke holes for putting in small seeds (see Hollis and Nancy's Garden Tip Number # 6), but you may want to make the holes closer together. Love the plastic and pea rock in between too, keeping weeds out, and a tidy look. Great job!
Paul Logan (2 months ago)
Those look great, like the all thread idea on keeping them from bowing in the middle.
Oysterman (2 months ago)
Looks great and you're absolutely right having the wood resting on gravel. Cheers
Nadeem Shah (2 months ago)
So great. Love to do that
Matías Gallinger (2 months ago)
Hi Curtis! Beautifull work!!! but I need to ask... why did you built raised expensive beds in oposition to the fundamental recomendation of the tradicional grounded and non expensive (profitable) beds?
Because these aren't for the farm. That was made pretty clear.
Darryl Hoover (2 months ago)
When you say "Fir", I'm assuming it's "Douglas Fir"?
Yep.
Maggie Donoho (2 months ago)
Definitely interested in the live Q&A
Keith McNeal (2 months ago)
Curtis, Looks great. We're thinking of installing raised beds just like this for our entire farm roughly an acre of production. Do you think there would be any upside to doing so from what you've seen so far? I think ultimately its just a more finished look for a market garden but there could be some benefits in the long term as well. Cheers!
KeepTrying 1970 (2 months ago)
It looks beautiful. I am so glad you explained your reasons for doing raised beds...I'd watched you with Mr. and Mrs. Wranglerstar and I was sure I remembered the discussion re: the raised beds. I think I'm going to tackle something like this (smaller scale) and I'm so grateful to have the excellent instruction and example here on your channel. You are a gifted teacher. Thanks.
Alex Black (2 months ago)
Wow, thats most beautiful garden Ive seen on YT. If I ever become millionaire...:)
Brett Hiley (2 months ago)
Live Video would be great #THANKS - Always great content Curtis!
MySuburbanHomestead (2 months ago)
Now that is an awesome looking garden. It should keep the neighbors happy and the govt out of you hair the better it looks. Especially since it is in the front yard. I did the same thing with my little experimental/fun aquaponics system I built last year since I was in an HOA at the time. I just called it a "Goldfish Garden" if the nosy neighbors asked and they loved it since it looks so nice. Just moved though. So now I can build a real garden.
Hortichan (2 months ago)
PE TER SON PE TER SON Woooooooo
Why did you build raised beds?
Charles0511 (2 months ago)
How do you keep pests away?
chris carr (2 months ago)
If I got a notification that you were going live I would tap in. Garunteed. Thank you for all of your great advice!
Pinkenstein (2 months ago)
What a beautiful garden. I love how tidy everything looks, and your idea of not setting them in decomposing wood chips seems very smart. I'll be interested to see how it goes with time. I would love to look out over a kitchen garden that looks like that. So dreamy. We can keep the wild permaculture in back of the house, but this is definitely a showpiece I'd be proud to have on display.
Carlos Mitchell (2 months ago)
Great garden ! What was the total cost ? About 5k?
Cindy Vanisi (2 months ago)
Love the live video idea
Veniamin Voshchilo (2 months ago)
Thank you so much for all your valuable content, I think it is changing whole growing industry in many different ways, so much that you probably haven't even imagined!!! May God richly bless you and your family!!! Thank you!
Veniamin Voshchilo (2 months ago)
hi Curtis Stone , just wanted to share this link with you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD_3_gsgsnk
Julie Mraz (2 months ago)
A live video would be wonderful
Pete McWade (2 months ago)
Im working on a few raised beds for Artichokes and Asparagus. We have a terrible problem with bind weed. How do you deal with weeds in your raised beds and your flat beds? My weeding tools are pretty much as good as plucking by hand. Bind Weed totally bites and it just won't go away. Been dealing with it for 18 years.
Sam Moore (2 months ago)
I live in a dry high altitude climate (Colorado 6800ft) and every person I know uses cedar. Every fence here is made from cedar. They side the houses with cedar. Never heard of anyone using fir for these tasks. Good luck.
john johnson (2 months ago)
Thx for the video. What did you fill your beds with? Thx.
Dobie G (2 months ago)
look into graphene cement/concrete it's supposed to be super strong. new technology that might be perfect building perimeters. if it can be made somewhat hollow inside, like a skeletal interior frame, you could probably get it to cost even less.
lloyd simmons (2 months ago)
I would like to see a live video stream
Denise Stott (2 months ago)
Love your raised beds. That is our goal one day when we have our own place again. Right now we are growing in containers. Our veggies are growing like crazy.
MrBrianDuga (2 months ago)
the pea gravel is a really great idea. just built a bed with PT. i know, GASP! PT is made with Copper now and I lined the inner wall with aquaponics plastic to minimize leaching. A bit overkill but i was thinking about something like pea gravel as well.
E-Town Acres (2 months ago)
Those raised beds look GREAAAAAT!
otrot land (2 months ago)
do you have to take up taxes on your sales? how do you account for sales and paying taxes
Great stuff. I'm doing something similar in U.K, did you apply any timber treatment at all to retard rot? Is the soil straight against the timber? Many thanks!
Sean Powers (2 months ago)
I love the idea of live Q&A sessions Curtis! Woot woot!!! :)
TheMadisonerin (2 months ago)
thought you might find this interesting https://youtu.be/ZD_3_gsgsnk
Adam motoya (2 months ago)
I am just getting into this business and I am wondering at farmers markets or if you have extra lettuce or any other greens what do you do with the leftovers?
Tomahawk Permaculture (2 months ago)
Curtis, Live video YES!
Dan Gorec (2 months ago)
Intriguing idea using the threaded cross bar supports. I normally staple damp-proof lining around the insides of the beds to keep the soil from drying too quickly.
Chris Polk (2 months ago)
Q and A would be great!
Nick Zavakos (2 months ago)
I just freaked out at the JBP shirt! I love you Canadians, best wished from SC.
Brandon Hoyt (2 months ago)
You and JP have been the most influential to my life the past couple years. No wonder life has become so much better. Thanks for what you do Brother!!!
Kesha Cobb (2 months ago)
Do live video YES please. And want to be able to connect on facebook. More notifications are sent there.
AKESEBA (2 months ago)
u built them like 80% other, replacement needed in 5-20 years depending on conditions, u could have built the eternal with concrete blocks for less money
HealthSupercharger (2 months ago)
Looks very elegant nice. my taste would be wood chips pathways but looks nice
Ryan Gott (2 months ago)
Great looking raised beds! Q&A's monthly would be cool. I like watching your channel you have helped me out alot. I'm starting my own business here in southern NM. Growing tomatoes corn watermelon microgreens summer vegs in general. I saw your video at steadfast farm in Phoenix AZ and how he grows lettuce with the shade cloth great idea. I'm giving it a try this year. Trying to hit the farmers market with some summer lettuce. Thanks for all the great tips and advice!
Daniel Allouche (2 months ago)
why the concern about linseed oil in soil ?
No concern, I should of used another example.
Bob Diffin (2 months ago)
Very upscale look! Yes, live q&a would be great! You might consider taking questions ahead online you could answer for those unable to attend live as well. Your selfless education is absolutely awesome.
Kelli Ormsby (2 months ago)
Live videos would be great!
marymonk (2 months ago)
Definitely interested in the live feed! :)
Driving With Jake (2 months ago)
Looks awesome!
Jeff Sullivan (2 months ago)
A live show would be cool but the ones I've seen are too "folksy" for lack of a better term. Discussing a topic and then fielding questions on "that" subject would be good. Be careful not to wander on other subjects. Another problem for me is remembering when they're happening.
gagaboul (2 months ago)
Used hemlock for mine
cucurbitfan (2 months ago)
Thank you, great help.
Elad Kolet (2 months ago)
yes for live! <3
Lisa Baughman (2 months ago)
I think a Q%A live would be awesome. Once a month would be great.
Kauffsalot (2 months ago)
Hilarious shirt
Tyler Dane (2 months ago)
A QnA sounds fantastic!
Mike DeMan (2 months ago)
Such an informative video. Thank you!
Gianna Giavelli (2 months ago)
so your hoa didnt ciomplain??
Those don't exist in Canada. We're actually allowed to do what we want with our properties as long as it's not hurting others, for the most part.
Luke Xavier (2 months ago)
I knew I loved this channel..... and then you wore the most glorious shirt I have ever seen. Good man.
Aesthetically it's beautiful, just seems contrary to nature.
m qwerty (2 months ago)
On logic
Pippi Elvesse Bernstein (2 months ago)
Yes a Q&A
Brock Herron (2 months ago)
I am currently growing hops and a few other vine plants in a raised bed. I am very new at gardening. So far I have been kind of winging it. Do you have any advice on growing hops or other viney plants and what kind of climbing system that I should use?
Mr.Clean (2 months ago)
"Weed suppression" and "insect and pathogen prevention" with the rocks. Plus using wood mulch may create homes for insects,disease, pathogens, and fungi spores to "Overwintering" and Give your crops Powdery Mildew later on.
Vee Mack (2 months ago)
Thats dope love the beds!!
Grace (2 months ago)
Yeah! Go live!
Sven Anderson (2 months ago)
Really nice looking. Did you Shou Sugi Ban the interior of the wood?
Mitch Baier (2 months ago)
Who did you buy the lumber from?
Rona
Jet Johnson (2 months ago)
Does anyone know if you can use railroad ties as the lumber for raised beds? Or will the chemicals in the wood leech into the plant and be taken in systematically?
Greg Gaertner (2 months ago)
two things to consider in keeping wood from rotting: 1. burn techniques like shou sugi ban have been in use in Japan where structures still stand after centuries, 2. tung oil isn't toxic. "There is no doubt that all parts of the tung-oil tree are toxic. Knowing that, it is very surprising to find that the tung oil itself is not toxic. This makes it a highly desired product for gardeners wishing to construct raised beds." from https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3334
josh simpson (2 months ago)
My home raised beds I built from old fences They are 4 feet tall 10 feet long and 3 feet wide I don't have to do anything to protect from the deer it's great
Jerrad Campbell (2 months ago)
Live streams are always cool, it's a good way to interact with your fan base. Keep up the good work Curtis.
Hodges Pone (2 months ago)
When I buy your pack today, may I have an autograph and words of encouragement?
Caden Hemond (2 months ago)
Q&A yes!
Tim Butler (2 months ago)
you're such an inspiration Curtis. It's going to be ever-increasingly important for all of us to be growing our own food, as food prices just keep continuing to rise. You are way ahead of the trend, and very wise for doing so. I appreciate you making videos and inspiring us to do the same, and showing us how to. Thanks bro God bless you and your family.
Jhannea Ringenberg (2 months ago)
We built cedar ones 6 years ago and are now having trouble with wasps feeding off the wood. Had a huge wasp nest last summer on house. Any ideas how to stop them from eating wood? Enjoy your videos!
Mark W (2 months ago)
I hot wax my pine beds. Just on the inside, bottom and top. Some of them are nearly twenty years old. Candles are a cheap source of wax. I use an old iron to melt and drip the wax onto the plank and then iron it in.
Kevin Rowbotham (2 months ago)
Q and A is great, but you don't attempt to answer lots of questions in the comments as it is, so if you are just going to cherry pick through the questions you like and ignore the rest, the same as you do now...well I don't see the value really. Just saying. Don't shoot the messenger.
Killjoy Prepper (2 months ago)
You obviously don't live in a city or state where front yard edible gardens are illegal.
George Gakonyo (2 months ago)
So inspiring to me n many. You do a good work on your garden. I love the way you teach n coach.
FlowerGrower Smith (2 months ago)
Beautiful, quality job, Curtis. Very well explained too.
Hi Curtis! I have been following you for a while and I purchased your book. I also watched a microgreens workshop. I finally have someone willing to let me use their backyard to grow for a market garden. However, their only request is that I grow in raised beds. I have wondered if it is going to costs too much initially and if it would costs me more time when planting and harvesting. If you have any advice or if you can give a comparative analysis of the beds vs a bare plot. Thanks!
Joe Nadeau (2 months ago)
Live q and a would be cool
Prof Chaos (2 months ago)
Wish i could vote up the video twice: once for the infos and one for the shirt

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