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Raised-bed gardening for bigger yields in less space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. 92

Raised bed gardening. Ideas and tips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1984 (v.62#3) pg. 84

Raising miniature, gourmet vegetable varieties in a 4x16-ft. raised-bed garden. Provides a guide to miniature varieties, explains how to build a raised bed with a short trellis and to get two harvests with a replanting at midsummer.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1988 (v.66#3) pg. 37

Space-stretching ideas for a backyard vegetable garden. Includes instructions for building a raised bed and planting strategies that allow putting crops closer together.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1989 (v.67#3) pg. 94

A look at the advantages of raised bed gardens, plus instructions on building a new raised bed.
COUNTRYSIDE Aug 1983 (v.67#8) pg. 19

Gardening with hay bales for hard, rocky soil. How to plant in hay bales which have been soaked with water and covered with manure.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.72#3) pg. 21

French-intensive biodynamic gardening. Getting maximum production with minimum inputs. This method relies on raised planting beds.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.72#6) pg. 14

Three ways to build a raised bed garden.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.73#6) pg. 13

Diagram for a tiered planting box for herbs and a mixture of flowers.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.75#6) pg. 12

Construction of a raised growing bed for an arid climate. Water is supplied automatically below the growing soil.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.82#2) pg. 55

Tips on building up a raised bed garden plot over several seasons by combining organic material (hay, leaves, weeds, ...) with soil.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1998 (v.82#5) pg. 47

Gardening in small places. Tips for using planters, raised gardens, etc. to grow vegetables in small areas.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 17 1981 (v.94#4) pg. 16

Beginner's guide to raised-bed gardening.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 54

Tip: Concrete patio blocks, topped with a wood frame, are used to make a permanent edging around raised beds.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 6

Double-duty garden paths. (1) Compost path. Areas between raised beds are excavated, filled with sawdust and newspapers and then topped with bark chips. After a year or two, the rotted material is dug out and incorporated into planting beds. (2) Perma-paths. Barrier of hardware cloth covered with ferro-cement edges pathways between raised beds, keeping the weeds out and soil in. Paths are then planted with grass that produces mulch for the garden.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 19
Added Info FINE GARDENING #6 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 4

Tips on successful planting in mounds of wood chips.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 10

Transforming a backyard of compacted clay subsoil into an array of raised beds surrounded by brick. Describes how to make the raised beds and soil for them and for laying a patchwork of bricks.
FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 52

Tip on using hay bales to build raised beds and terraces.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 84

Shallow-bed gardening. Making do without soil. Raising plants in beds consisting of 4" of organic material (grass clippings, wood chips, chopped weeds, ...) that is watered and fertilized regularly.
FINE GARDENING #16 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 62
Added Info FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 4

Up on the roof. How to build large containers for a raised-bed rooftop garden from concrete blocks.
FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 47
Added Info FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 6

Techniques for gardening in compost piles while they continue to decompose. Tips on making rectangular bins to hold leaves.
FINE GARDENING #22 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 86

Tip shows how the reverse side of broken pieces of concrete sidewalk can make an attractive edging for raised beds.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 8

How to create a raised bed garden.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 60
Added Info FINE GARDENING #64 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 5

Gardening with raised beds. Designing and building a raised bed as a weekend project. Types of tools and a diagram of the project included.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1985 (v.29#2) pg. 8

Tip: Holes in wooden edging of a raised bed can hold stakes for plant supports.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 20

A guide to hardware for joining railroad ties and landscape timbers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 60

Tip shows how to use discarded automobile tires for mini-raised planting beds for early spring greens.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1992 (v.36#1) pg. 103

Building great garden beds. Three approaches. (1) A ground level bed. (2) A mounded bed. (3) A raised bed. Includes tips on edging material for building a raised bed.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 12

Tip tells how to use an old tire as a raised bed that heats up earlier for growing melons.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 6

How to mount brackets on the side of a raised bed to support trellises.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 6

How to build raised planting beds, both freestanding planters and single-wall beds to provide erosion-free growing space on sloping land.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1978 (v.2#7) pg. 23

How to plan and build a raised-bed growing system.
HARROWSMITH #27 Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 78

Using bales of hay to keep water from flowing out of raised-bed gardens on top of bedrock.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 66

How to cultivate a successful vegetable garden in windy southern Alberta, Canada, utilizing a system of organic soil building, raised beds, and mulching.
HARROWSMITH #97 May-Jun 1991 (v.16#1) pg. 72

The ultimate raised bed. Inexpensive and simple to build, this versatile modular design solves every garden problem. Start with a 5x20-ft. frame, then add an irrigation system, hoop house and trellis as needed.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #121 Mar-Apr 1995 (v.19) pg. 72

Build a raised bed for better vegetable growing. How to break new ground, prepare the soil, raise the bed, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #720 Apr 1988 (v.84) pg. 68

Yardscaping projects. (1) 12-ft.-diameter octagonal gazebo built of pressure-treated wood. (2) Sun deck with 2/6 decking. (3) Patio of interlocking concrete pavers installed over sand and gravel. (4) Privacy screens consist of 4x4 posts and cedar lattice panels. (5) Multi-level raised-bed planters.
HOME MECHANIX #775 May 1993 (v.89) pg. 62

Tip shows how to build a containment wall to keep a raised bed away from a house wall.
HOME MECHANIX #807 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.92) pg. 18

Raising your garden beds from 6" to 10" will make it easier to water, look better and give better yields.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 98

How to garden on a hillside. How to build garden beds from 2x12s and how to join several beds to cover a 30x12-ft. diagonal slope.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 84

How to make and plant raised vegetable beds.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 8

How to use railroad ties in landscaping to build retaining walls, raised beds, access steps, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 50

How to add character to a small home by adding a raised garden bed to conceal the foundation.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 63

Step-by-step guide to building raised beds.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1992 (v.70#3) pg. 74

Surrounding raised bed with strip of pavers makes mowing next to the bed easier.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 8

Tip shows how to create staking for plants in raised beds.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 10

How to create a system of unframed raised beds in a garden with clay soil.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 16

Gardening close to home. A combination deck and vegetable garden that incorporates raised beds to compensate for problem soil. Also uses a cistern that collects and stores rainwater from house roof and is connected to a drip irrigation system.
KITCHEN GARDEN #5 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 33
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 6

How to build raised garden beds with wooden sides.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 26
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #9 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 6
Added Info KITCHEN GARDEN #10 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 6

Tip recommends covering the hard edge of raised beds with soft pipe covers to make working in the bed more comfortable.
KITCHEN GARDEN #10 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 20

Tip shows how to make a removable trellis and crop-cover frame for a raised bed.
KITCHEN GARDEN #12 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 16

Stone wall tactics. How to establish a kitchen garden of raised beds built from field stone.
KITCHEN GARDEN #13 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 64

Garden of granite. Growing edibles using raised-bed gardens on a flank of granite. Advice on creating a grid of perforated plastic for feeding and to keep the bed aerated, and tips on installing drains to control moisture.
KITCHEN GARDENER #19 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 19

Versatile lattice. How to erect a garden framework combining raised beds and panels of lattice of different heights. Includes a technique for framing 4x8-ft. panels of lattice. Layout plan for a 20x60-ft. garden included.
KITCHEN GARDENER #21 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 36

Six ways to make raised garden beds.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 70

A 4x4-ft. raised-bed frame incorporates a removable trellis and removable cold frame to form a "modular gardening system". Est. cost: $60.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1983 (v.4#1) pg. 76

A look at raised bed gardening and the three options available: (1) Planting an entire bed all to one crop, (2) planting close rows without paths, and (3) planting intercropped and succession varieties in one bed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1977 (v.24#2) pg. 74

A report by an Illinois gardener on his plan for three raised-bed gardens for more vegetables in less space.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1977 (v.24#2) pg. 78

A case history of gardening in raised beds written by an herb grower in Oregon.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1977 (v.24#6) pg. 140

A look at mound gardening for areas with too thin a layer of topsoil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1978 (v.25#3) pg. 70

Gardening tips for raised bed gardens. Covers use of a polyethylene cover to increase the growing season, succession planting and composting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1978 (v.25#4) pg. 64

A guide to starting a raised-bed garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1980 (v.27#2) pg. 52

Tip: Dutch solution of trenching and mounding will make soggy land usable for a garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1980 (v.27#6) pg. 16

Easing into raised beds. Three options to the double-digging technique.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 83

Remaking my garden in raised beds. Raised-bed gardens have fewer walkways and less weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1982 (v.29#2) pg. 72

Switching to a raised-bed intensive gardening system can mean bigger yields with less work.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1983 (v.30#2) pg. 51

Tip: Use fiberglass panels to frame raised beds where termites are a problem.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1983 (v.30#12) pg. 20

How to build a raised "table garden".
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1984 (v.31#8) pg. 22

Step-by-step instructions for preparing a raised bed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1986 (v.33#2) pg. 28

Double or nothing. Double-digging is the best way to build raised beds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1990 (v.37#9) pg. 53

How to turn a section of lawn into a raised bed garden. Includes advice on building raised beds from wood, stone and concrete blocks.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 26
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 10

Three ways to build framed or unframed raised beds in the garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 30

How to construct a wire-enclosed raised bed that is lined with hay and filled with topsoil and compost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 84

How to build a great raised-bed garden. Related articles cover removing sod (the easy way), double-digging, the best frames, and using drip irrigation.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 30, 33, 34, 35, 37

How to build concrete walls for permanent raised beds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1995 (v.42#3) pg. 110

Tip on using raised beds made of concrete block in locations where slugs, rabbits or moles are a particular problem.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov-Dec 1999 (v.46#6) pg. 69

How to reap a rich food harvest from small garden plots. (1) 100 sq.ft. raised garden. (2) Tomato tower. (3) Freestanding trellis. (4) Dowel trellis. (5) String trellis. (6) Planter boxes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 157

The eight-hour garden. Build shallow planter boxes (raised beds) in various shapes, fill with dirt, add plants and water.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 36

A look at the Mittleider method of gardening. Involves use of raised beds filled with a lightweight growing medium and weekly feedings with custom-made fertilizer. Fertilizer formulas included.
SUNSET Feb 1977 (v.158#2) pg. 150D

How to construct raised beds. Tips on choosing the right wood and construction basics.
SUNSET Jul 1979 (v.163#1) pg. 162

Vegetable engineering. Raised beds, modular beds, drip irrigation, trellises, plastic mulch and other ideas used to produce bumper crops.
SUNSET Jul 1981 (v.167#1) pg. 64

Big box gardens. A look at the raised bed idea in different shapes, heights, and materials.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 104

Step-by-step instructions show how to build a sturdy raised bed.
SUNSET Feb 1984 (v.172#2) pg. 210

How to make a raised vegetable bed with a drip-watering system for easy maintenance.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 239

Combination raised bed, vertical screen and trellis. Beds are 4 feet wide and can be any length.
SUNSET Jul 1986 (v.177#1) pg. 82

Using railroad ties to build retaining walls, raised garden beds, etc. Some tips.
SUNSET Aug 1990 (v.185#2) pg. 86

Raised beds are problem solvers for bad soil or short growing season. How to plan and build raised beds.
SUNSET Sep 1991 (v.187#3) pg. 140

How to build a 100-square-foot garden box with a trellis.
SUNSET Sep 1994 (v.193#3) pg. 68

Growing vegetables in raised beds. A description of how to make the beds, preparing the soil, selecting and rotating crops.
SUNSET Mar 1996 (v.196#3) pg. 64

Tips on gardening in raised beds.
WORKBASKET Mar 1987 (v.52#5) pg. 57