Category Archives: Raised beds

How to construct a WoodBlocX raised bed

If you want tall raised bed because they would fit in with your garden or because the easy of working in them one of the best systems is made by WoodBlocX.Its a modular system that can be tailored to any shape and size,the one’s we installed in our new garden were deliberately positioned on rough ground as it replicated most new garden

These films show how quickly you can transform your garden into a productive space and how easily the WoodBlocX  are to construct.

You can find links to how to initially fill your new raised beds so they can be utilized as hotbeds and created a perfect longterm growing  environment




Best way to fill your raised beds


Winter Salads

One of the great pleasures of growing vegetables is to be able to harvest fresh salad in the cooler months,the flavor seems fresher and more welcome through autumn and Winter

its important to use varieties that are adapted to growing in these cooler conditions

The varieties that work for me are Continue reading Winter Salads



If you want  the best Vegetables the effort of constructing a deep bed for vegetable growing is well worth the effort.  This applies to some of the deep rooted vegetables that are going to stay in the bed longer than one season or to overcome a problem with your natural soil being either to heavy or nutrient/food starved.First made popular by Geoff Hamilton I have been growing in these for over 30 years, they work and improve with time


One variation I use a lot is a No dig version of a raised bed this link shows you how to build  a No dig bed in under 30 minutes

No dig bed



Building a No-Dig Bed and Planting it In Under 30 MInutes

In this video I will show you how, with easily obtainable materials most of which you probably already have lying around  you can create a no-dig bed that is perfect for the average urban garden in less than 30 minutes.   You can plant straight into the bed and be harvesting your first vegetables in under a month – so why not try it!

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