Raised Garden Bed Buying Guide

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In the past few years, the popularity of raised garden beds has grown immensely due to their many benefits and styles, making them a favorite element in any garden. 

Once you have decided to purchase a raised garden bed, it's important to keep in mind several factors when narrowing down and selecting your options.


Before starting, decide on the size of your raised garden beds. In most cases, these beds have a width of 3-4 feet, while the length may vary from 6-8 feet.

Choosing the right size allows you to work comfortably and reach your plants easily, making it more enjoyable to dig, harvest, and weed.


Height is also an important aspect to consider because plants have differing depth requirements depending on their root systems.

When it comes to vegetable beds, the bed should be approximately 12-18 inches deep to ensure adequate depth for the roots of your plants. Deep-rooted crops like tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, artichokes, and watermelons do best with 24-36 inches of depth. This is especially important if your raised bed is placed on cement or the patio, which will inhibit roots from growing deeper.

If you experience back problems, you may also want to purchase a taller bed so you do not have to bend down.


Raised garden beds can be placed anywhere – the backyard, front yard, patio – even the balcony and rooftop. If you are purchasing multiple garden beds, you should plan their layout beforehand to prevent the hassle of moving them later.


When placing your garden beds in your yard, consider the water source, as both overwatering and underwatering can have detrimental effects on your plants.

When spraying your plants, make sure to aim for the base instead of the leaves, which can cause damage and promote the spread of disease.

For more efficient watering, consider using a soaker hose or an irrigation drip system instead of a sprinkler, which tends to waste water and cause problems like to fungal diseases.


Raised garden beds can be constructed from a wide variety of materials, with the most common options available being wood and metal.

Wood is a traditional option due to its widespread availability, making wooden beds comparatively easy to find and purchase. A common complaint of untreated wooden beds is their impermanence, requiring replacement every couple of years, depending on the climate. Pressure-treated woods can last longer, but may contain chemicals unsafe for growing vegetables.

We suggest you purchase metal raised beds at Vego Garden if you seek a high-quality, durable option. Unlike traditional metal beds, our beds are corrosion resistant, and will not rust or deteriorate.

Modular design

Modular raised garden beds allow the gardener the flexibility to alter the configuration of their beds to suit their gardening situation and backyard space. If you cannot find a configuration that matches your ideal size or scale, this can be fixed by purchasing additional kits that allow you to expand upon the basic design.

Ease of assembly

Due to the size of raised garden beds, it's likely you will have to assemble them once they arrive. Correct assembly is important to ensure optimal results in growing your plants. For an effortless experience, purchase a bed that is easy to assemble.

Vego Garden bed kits offer easy set-up and assembly, requiring no prior construction knowledge or skill. Should you require additional help, our friendly and knowledgeable customer support is available to answer any questions you may have.




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