43 thoughts on “The easiest way to fill your raised garden beds with soil

    Lenin Glass

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    You should have looked into using the Hugelkultur technique. This is an expensive and definitely alot more work.

    Chinook Helomech

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    This whole video is both too long and massive stupidity. Pretty much ANYTHING a person can grow in the way of vegetables or flowers or flowers will never make roots longer than about 18 inches in a growing season. Putting in 2 feet plus of soil that cost money is just a waste of time, effort and cash. If this guy had done his homework before tossing money at his hobby, he could have filled the bottom half of those raised beds with branches, rocks or yard waste mulch and been better off for doing it that way.

    Chris C

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    u videod the truck emptying the soil. and i watched it. wtf.and then, wheelbarrow it? obviously.

    impatience1

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    I am doing hugelkultur for my raised beds (logs, twigs, grass clippings, dirt) with no irrigation system. So not quite the need for so much dirt, but also have to load it all up the hard way.

    TheHagg75

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    i will never get that time back. WTF!

    Kathy Young

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    This is 8:26 minutes I won’t get back.

    Norman Lacey

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    And the frugal part is where?

    Jeremy McKinley

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    I just spent 8 minutes watching a dude and a kid move a pile of dirt from one side of their yard to the other.

    MS Soultrainn

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    I would hate to work for you if you think thats the easiest way

    Robert Bench

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    That's alot more then 10 yards of soil. probably closer to 100 yards.

    tobias merz

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    why are you not using your own soil? add nutrition, compost etc..

    gladtidings4all

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Need to get a John Deere 1023E front load tractor

    Gary W. Stegall

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    I would have asked the driver to back up to the garden box, incline the dump bed and while I stood inside the box, gradually rake the material out of the dump bed. The driver may have to pull forward and back up a couple of times depending on the length of the garden box. Didn't you have the room for the truck to do that?

    lorrane

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Your raised bed is about 2' high which is too much and uses up way too much soil. If you want it this high, then throw building landfill into the bottom foot or so. Even carrots only need a foot of actual soil, everything else you plant will be shallow rooted

    mark46428

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    if that were me filling that I think I would use my tractor and loader your doing shit the hard way

    vmcougar in TN

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Conscripted labor I see. (Grin) Good looking dirt.

    greeneking77

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    As someone else posted, why is there a gap between the ground and bottom board?

    Jon-Paul Wallace

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Did you REALLY just say 85° is the hottest you've had that year? Try 105°, buddy. Then come tell me your problems. 😂😂😂

    trishalynn56

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Why do you leave a lot of space at the bottom. It looks like the soil will leak out?

    Ken

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Great job putting that popup exactly where I can't click it to dismiss it. Not saying that was your goal, just that was the result… First time this has happened; previously, if I couldn't dismiss one while full-screened, I could reduce it down and then would be able to (or vice versa). You found the "sweet spot" where it's just not possible to close it. I'm complaining a lot but I really enjoyed the video. Thanks and blessings!

    Tom Troop

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    How much did that trailer load of soil cost?

    I can’t think of a name

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Where did you get all that dirt from??!?!!! Also, was it expensive to truck that all the way to your house?

    elliemae4525

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    You got you a good little helper there.  I bet you were pooped after all that work.  Thanks for the great tips!

    elarieta

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Nice work..I'll bet Mom Had two tired boys to deal with !!

    Derek Bury

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Thats not 10yards, maybe 3 or 4

    Michael McDonald

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    So, use a wheelbarrow and shovel? Revolutionary!!!

    Joanna Dickerson

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    slaving away?? Really??

    Bette Bruce

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Great idea for filling your beds. You must not have pocket gophers as I see you didn't have to put hardware cloth under the beds.

    charles vereschagin

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Good job. Time for a beer.

    Peter Heffernan

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    If you had filled the base with timber logs you would have a Hugelculture bed requiring less irrigation

    Jean Evansmore

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Found some interesting comments/ideas. Thanks. I am subscribing. Think some folks haven't learned that kids need to be given chores/responsibility. That's where self esteem and skills are learned/earned. ..

    Wisdom's Peace (BWood)

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    You got a hard-working little man, there!

    Mortgage Financing

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    If you use a clear varnish or stain on the out side of the boxes for ascetics would that be safe ?

    Dan Lewis

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Why didn't he dump it in the back where the bed is?

    Arthur Blanford

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    awww little helper!

    "Organics Best" Urban Gardner

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Love that your young son is helping you. Everything looks good brother. I am subscribed now.

    Sunshine

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    My husband made beautiful redwood raised garden frames….however now he has placed cinder blocks (? at the bottom for "drainage" …please provide suggestions/alternatives to this. The bed is 8' x 4' with a depth of 22-24" We plan to grow flowers, herbs, and in another frame I would like to place some tomatoes and cucumbers, etc. He is only using about 5 to 6 inch layer of Black Gold garden soil on top. The rest is regular soil from around the house. I have other thoughts, but he is proceeding…Thanks for any help

    Bill Kimp

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    you are not so impressive……..how much did that topsoil cost?????

    Rehema Nzilani

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    I recently discovered Simply Love Gardening (search on Google). I learned a lot there.

    Erasmo Martinez

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    What type of soil is that what is it called?

    Reginald Roberts

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Nice video. thanks for posting. I'll be subscribing today.

    Reginald Roberts

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Nice video. thanks for posting. I'll be subscribing today.

    Reginald Roberts

    (July 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm)

    Nice video. thanks for posting. I'll be subscribing today.

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