History – The First Raised Garden
Duncan’s first Raised Garden, a Raised Bed on legs was designed and built from timber. It was productive and worked well for about 3 years.
However, as with most timber it finally rotted and became unstable and unsafe.
When grandchildren came along they loved helping their granddad with growing vegetables in the Raised Gardens. But with the aging timber I was concerned for their safety.
There must be a better design solution that would not rot or rust.
This was an opportunity to incorporate unique features which would deliver so much more than timber beds.
The Design Concept
Ground Garden – 1200 mm Long x 800 mm Wide x 370 mm High
Raised Garden with 5 Legs Working Height – 700 mm (Table Height)
Manufactured from Polymer which is:
- UV Proof
- Food Grade
- Maintenance free
Raised Garden – Water Reservoir
Our Raised Garden is hollow with outer and inner walls. This gives the product great strength and sturdiness. A 20 litre water reservoir is built into the lower section. The Capillary Mat and four wicks are placed in the base which ensures even dispersion of water to the plant roots. There are four overflows built into the design so that the reservoir does not flood or waterlog the plants. In the Raised Garden, rainwater is harvested after it waters the plants, with excess rainwater re-cycled into the reservoir. Typically over the growing season the Raised Garden self waters with rainfall in Ireland. If necessary the reservoir can easily be topped up from other conserved rainfall sources, or with tap water.
Grow Pocket accessory:
Six flat panels slot into pre-defined locations in the Raised Garden to create 10 individual pockets
Can be used to separate plants and soil types
Can be used for Schools to create different growing mediums for experiment or pockets for individual students/groups
DIY – Accessories
Frame or Trellis:
Frame or Trellis can be used for:
- Mini Poly-tunnel
- Netting for fruit cage
- Fleece for winter protection
- Construction of trellis to support plants or canes
The Raised Garden has been designed to take Frame and Trellis DIY Accessories using the 6 holes located in the top surface of the garden. Frame can be used for; Mini Poly-tunnel, Netting for fruit cage, Fleece for winter protection or construct a trellis to support plants. The Frame or Trellis can be easily added using standard 1/2″ water pipe (HDPE underground pipe) which is inexpensive and can be purchased from your local DIY or Builders Providers. Cut the pipe to your desired length and push into the pre-formed holes on the top surface. Ensure to push them in at least 100 mm so that they engage with the formed internal side supports. The holes can also be used for support canes.
Unique Features and Selling Points
Does not rust or rot – Lasts a lifetime
Can grow deep rooted vegetables – potatoes/carrots
Self-watering with 20 litre reservoir and re-cycles rainwater
Soil capacity 245 litres
Manufactured from approved Food Grade polymer – no leaching of undesirable toxic chemicals
Growing season extended at both ends due to twin wall retaining warmth in soil
Takes individual grow pockets accessory
Capillary Mat and Wicks ensures even watering
No tools required for assembly
Gardener can sit or stand to garden
Use as Kitchen Garden, Herb Garden, Salad Garden, Fruit Garden…
Comes in many colours and finishes
Suitable for young and old
Suitable for wheelchair users
Easy to use, clean gardening for all
Accessible for gardeners with bad backs
Garden4me are proud of our unique Raised Garden and we know you will get many years gardening enjoyment from it.
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We at garden4me are proud of our unique Raised Garden and we know you will get many years gardening enjoyment from it.