Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Good way to Start Gardening
I'm glad I chose this instead of trying to build a raised bed because it was very fast and easy to set up and the canopy allowed me to start some of the plants earlier in the spring when it was still frosty.
I little warning though: even though it's an easy setup, read the instructions for installing the corner brackets and hardware BEFORE FILLING WITH DIRT otherwise you will be digging the dirt out later to install the hardware which is necessary for using the canopy.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kmf0027 Excellent at the Price!
I looked at many raised beds hoping to replace my rotting wood beds with something composite or plastic. The beds interlock at the corners in seconds, are very sturdy, great to look at and not too cumbersome to be moved around by one person during setup. I am very pleased with this purchase because the price was much less than most I researched and the "early start enclosure" was a great bonus feature. I hope to purchase more when I am ready to expand my garden.
April 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barbara Easy set up, attractive look
Product was very easy to click together. I did not stack mine & I did not use the starter tent yet. Set up was about 10 minutes, not including positioning in the yard with weed barrier fabric. Neutral color looks good in our empty yard. The embossed wainscott pattern on the sides is nice looking. I rated slightly lower for value because I think they were alittle overpriced compared to making your own cedar beds. I used more than 8 cu feet of soil per bed....more 9 each.
May 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TomC Overall, a great product
Easy to assemble. Great quality. Would prefer if it were made with interior dimension of 48"x48" for true Square Foot Gardening. Bed is actually about 45"x45". Should last many years. Have not used the Tent Enclosure yet.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyDIY Easiest Garden Kit Ever!
I purchased the Lifetime 4 ft. x 4 ft. raised garden bed with early start enclosure so my kids can start a garden that they easily maintain. I decided on this model because it comes with two beds and an early start enclosure. Also, my opinion is that the bed walls are more attractive than any other models available. There are no exposed bolts, no exposed brackets and the deep brown color is perfect for my backyard.
My kids and I setup the beds six weeks ago when it was still cold out. We assembled the two beds which was a piece of cake (no tools required). Then we threw down a weed barrier and filled the beds with topsoil. This whole process took 30 minutes with the weed barrier installation consuming a majority of our time. Note, we put these right on existing grass, thus the reason for the weed barrier. In case I have not made my point clear, the assembly of the beds are incredibly easy so have no reservations, you can do it!
We waited another week before planting seeds in the bed with the early start enclosure. The weather was pretty chilly the following week but it started warming up. We simply kept the soil moist and our little seeds started sprouting. I was surprised at how quickly they grew under the protection of the enclosure. The enclosure itself is very neat. It is made of a very thick clear vinyl type material and is supported my fiberglass rods, like a tent. It firmly attaches to the garden bed so there was no worry that it will blow away. Another feature of the enclosure is it has zippers and screens on opposite sides in case you need to get airflow to your little plants while keeping the bugs out. A couple weeks ago we removed the enclosure from the bed. The enclosure folds down just like a miniature tent once you disconnect the fiberglass rods.
Last weekend we transplanted half of the seedlings into the second garden bed that was included in this kit. So far, the seedlings are doing fine and will become flowers that are ready for transplant soon. Then we will begin growing a vegetables throughout the summer and pumpkins in the fall.
Honestly, after I purchased this kit I dreaded the idea of going outside and assembling the garden beds and making garden. Hindsight, it was so easy. There are no tools required for assembly, and the plastic bed walls sturdy and should require no maintenance. I look forward to seeing what my kids can grow for years to come!
April 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie A Gold Mine Find!
The raised garden beds are just what I needed. My yard is not that large, but I have a porch that has plenty of room. What I like is the sturdiness of the frame and the tent, I plan on getting another tent. On another note, between the squirrels and cats, this tent saves my plants from being ravaged so frequently. Hopefully, they won't figure out how to get around the tent. In addition, I am a vegetarian and I want to grow most of my veggies...this is perfect. Thanks Home Depot!!! Yay!! :)
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AuntieE 4 year old put them together!
My 4 year old nephew actually put them together with me and we were up and running within half an hour! At the end of the first year, they are sturdy, stable and producing a bumper crop of vegetables!
Next spring I will use the supplied cover and will likely be purchasing another set to expand my garden. These beds make it easy to grow organic produce and teach my nephew about gardening at the same time.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gardening101 Great beds!
Purchased as a new gardener and it has worked out well! Only used the greenhouse cover for my seedlings before transplanting them into the other bed. Both beds are in full bloom and I'm enjoying it very much. I chose these beds over traditional wood due to the fact that they will last much longer (given you shouldn't use treated wood). Great purchase, highly recommend!!
February 19, 2013