Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 219
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lickettysplitt Nice raised bed garden kit!
This is a great raised bed garden kit - easy to get in my car, easy to assemble, and versatile for many configurations. I would really like some anchoring stakes that would maybe go in the center of the 4-way connectors, so that the sides don't bow out under the pressure of the dirt and watering.
June 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RaisedBedGardener Cedar Raised Beds
I have only assembled one of these beds so far. It was a very easy process, in fact so much so that I felt I had to add screws to the joints to make them even more stable. For the future beds I will start with
pilot holes since the joints themselves are designed for easy assembly they are too loose by themselves.
These beds will work but I was hoping for something more solid, thicker wood and the like.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by texasfence Outstanding product!
After reading all the reviews, I had reservations about this product, but I have to tell you that it is an excellent value. The boards are really straight and smooth, construction was a snap, and my instant garden was assembled in less than 30 minutes working in the hot texas sun. I checked lumber prices before ordering and the total price is less than the cost of the individual components. Ordering online was really easy as the item was in stock, and I received an email within 2 hours informing me that my order was ready for pickup.
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bunny Easy to assemble , but some of the pieces of wood not good quality chipped and bowed. Best part is ease of assembly.
The product was somewhat flawed but ease of assembly great. I would definitely use this again the price is exceptional for the use.
August 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeginningGardener I really like the look but...
I paired this with some of the other Greenes fences kits. I have had this product for six months so far and the wood is starting to dry and become warped. It could be because of the dry, hot climate I live in. I do like the look and want to buy another. I will just seal the next one I buy.
September 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tomnc Kit was better than building it from lumber as long as the dimensions are OK with you.
This garden bed was something I stumbled across as I was preparing to design my own raised bed. It happened to be that the dimensions were exactly what I wanted, so as long as the dimensions work for you, I would definitely recommend this over building one yourself. The wood is cedar. It's moderately thin cut planks, but they've been holding up well. The assembly was easy....much better than cutting my own lumber. The dimensions are pretty unchangeable, but there are other add-ons that you can buy to expand and rearrange. The look of it is somewhat unfinished. If you want this in your front yard, it would require painting or sanding/staining to look good.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Cedar Raised Garden Bed
The raised bed was easy to assemble and I was able to complete it in a minimal about of time.
June 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bob It Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This
The quality of the wood and workmanship is so-so. There were a few knot holes (which I intend to take up with the manufacturer). The milled ends were apparently pushed faster than the blades wanted to cut, as they seemed shredded almost as much as cut. Thus, sliding the ends of the boards into the corresponding slots in the posts met with some resistance at times, but nothing a few good raps with something solid couldn't overcome. That said, this is the THIRD identical set I've bought and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
Despite the imperfections, it is still far easier to put this together than to build something similar from scratch. So, while the wood quality isn't perfect, it's good enough for raised beds. BONUS: because this is a nail-less and screw-less design, there are no worries about those fasteners corroding or pulling out over time. (There are wooden caps that are to be screwed to the tops of the posts, but installing those is optional; they are strictly for aesthetics) I'm a hobbyist woodworker, too -- I could make something better for less money, but for the time involved, I chose to buy this, instead. Once it's together and in use, the minor defects disappear and there's the satisfaction of having put together a decent-looking raised bed with very little time and effort. (Which is good, because the work really begins when you start to fill it!)
One more thing: if you are new to raised beds, as I was when I bought my first one, be prepared to have to buy MORE filler than you're told you'll need. When you fill it with the calculated or recommended amount of soil mix, it will look just fine. After it's been thoroughly watered a few times, though, it will settle. You might consider picking up an extra 25% right off the bat, if the full depth is important for what you're planting.
June 13, 2016