Rolling Raised Bed: Benefits Of A Raised Bed On Wheels

Raised beds with wheels can be easily moved throughout the growing season, or into storage with the arrival of winter. Read on to learn more.

Raised garden bed on wheels
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Raised beds are growing in popularity for a variety of reasons. While growing directly in your own soil may be more cost-effective, many gardeners feel that starting a raised bed garden may bena better choice. This is especially true in regions with poor soil fertility, or for gardeners who want to limit the seasonal chores related to weeding and plant maintenance in the garden

Learning more about this type of growing, specifically raised beds on casters, can help gardeners to better decide if this option is right for them.

Raised Bed On Wheels DIY

Raised bed gardening refers to growing flowers and/or vegetables in small garden boxes filled with soil. In general, these types of beds are considered to be easier to care for and more convenient for gardeners.

Traditional raised beds gardens were built in a permanent location. However, newer more portable raised garden beds have gained popularity in recent years.

Raised beds with wheels can be easily moved to different locations in the garden during the growing season. They can be moved into storage when winter arrives and can be easily used to move frost sensitive plants into a more sheltered location.

How to Build Raised Garden Bed on Wheels

For many urban dwellers, access to soil has always been a problem. A raised bed on wheels DIY projects may be a good solution.

A raised bed on casters is ideal for gardening in areas which are otherwise composed of concrete, such as driveways and patios.

Raised beds filled with plants further add to the beauty and appeal of these miniature green spaces around the home landscape.

Several different plans for creating moveable raised garden bed on wheels are available online, but most present the same overall concept.

A small raised bed planting box is constructed out of wood and attached to a strong, sturdy wheeled base.

Most sources suggest building shallow boxes as an easy solution for growing leafy greens and other shallow-root plants.

Before beginning construction of a portable raised garden bed, it’s important to consider design elements such as stability and weight when it’s filled with soil to ensure your safety and welfare during use.

The height and size of portable raised garden beds can vary greatly, depending upon the accessibility needs of the gardener. With this in mind, always consider potential safety options such as wheel locking mechanisms and/or added padding around corners or hardware.

Tonya Barnett

Tonya Barnett has been gardening for 13 years. Flowers are her passion. She has transformed her backyard into a cut flower garden, which she regularly chronicles on her YouTube channel