Review of Gardener’s Supply Cedar Raised Beds
In this post, I review Deep Root Cedar Raised Beds from Gardener’s Supply Company. These beds are simple to install, well made, and a great project to do as a family. Gardener’s Supply cedar raised beds are a welcome addition to my garden area.
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Gardener’s Supply Cedar Raised Beds are simple to install
Putting the Gardener’s raised beds together is pretty straightforward. The cedar wood is pre-cut and all the pieces fit together nicely. I installed two of the 2′ x 6′ deep root cedar raised beds. They are 15 inches deep.
I wanted to add a protective coat to the beds, but didn’t want to use harmful chemicals found in normal wood-stain products that could leech into the soil that is growing my family’s food. Gardener’s has a non-toxic stain made from whey (a by-product of making cheese) that protects the beds from moisture, mildew, mold, and UV degradation. Before assembling the beds, I added the stain to the boards and let them dry overnight.
The next morning, we quickly put 2 beds together using the provided screws. Putting both beds together took less than an hour. Be sure and level your ground before installing the beds.
Gardener’s Supply Cedar Raised Beds are well made
The cedar planks and aluminum posts fit together well. The boards were nice and straight, and not warped. The aluminum corners are a functional way to ensure the beds last a long time. If I need to replace the cedar planks in the future, I can reuse the aluminum corners. With previous raised beds I had made, the corners were definitely the weakest part of the beds.
The wood stain is made from whey and completely non-toxic. He loved staining the beds with me, and I loved that I didn’t have to worry about the product being harmful to him.
Because all the pieces fit together well, my son loved helping me put it together. We talked about it being like a puzzle. This was a great project to teach him how to use a drill. The screws went in easily, and he could be successful.
He also helped me prepare the soil for planting, and was excited to add plants at the end. That’s always the highlight!