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Making a raised bed in order to grow veggies


By Vix1981

Cornwall, United Kingdom Gb

Hi there,

I am really wanting to make a raised bed so I can grow my own veggies, the problem I have is that my back garden is patio, oh and in some parts just gravel. Can I build a raised bed on this? If so, how do I go about it.

Thanks for any help I can get




you can buy grow bags to dput your veg in they sell on ebay and other websites they are good although do stunt the amount grown according to gardeners world on telly the other day. Not sure about raised beds on paving slabs should think so cant see why not. stones at the bottom to help with drainage I think would help
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p.s welcome to GYO x x x

13 Apr, 2009


hi vici

scrape of gravel fork over ground, build raised bed from eg scaffolding batons saw in half nail em together fill with soil/compost and plant . . . . .. . did I mention the hardwork between stages. Have a look at myblog you will get the idea , or type in raised bed in the search panel top right of screen


13 Apr, 2009



Thank you both for your replies.

I am using grow bags for my tomatoes, but would love to try runner beans, carrots etc.

Will definately start on a small raised bed on my next day off.

Thanks again for all your help

Vici xxx

13 Apr, 2009


Sorry to be a bit late, but some veggies can be grown in pots. Carrots are one!

15 Apr, 2009


Thanks Craftnutter, a few people have been telling me that. I actually looked it up online, and certainly seems quite a good way to grow veg if space is limited.

16 Apr, 2009

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