Set-up Instructions

Instructions for Setting up a Round Raised-Bed Garden

1. Plan Ahead

  • Consider the location and the space required between the garden beds
  • Think about the process to fill the garden beds.  How will they be filled?  How much room will the loader of wheelbarrows require?
  • Pre-assemble any sections possible and if necessary, move them out of the way and then back in place during a filling operation.
  • Do you want to put a gopher barrier under the garden beds?

2. Unroll and Clasp into Circle

  • Take the rolled up frame out of the bag
  • Unroll it
  • Straighten the tightly rolled end out enough to make a well formed circle
  • Form into a smooth circle and link the folded ends like a clasp

    3. Fasten with Zip Ties

    • Install the 4 included zip-ties around the entire clasp
    • Space them out evenly from top to bottom.  Exact placing is not important since the clasp shape of the mesh will hold together once the bed is filled with soil.

    4. Fill with Soil

    • Make sure the bottom flap of fabric is laying flat on the ground
    • Consider filling up to the bottom half of the garden bed with scrap wood, old leaves, lawn clippings, straw, or almost any other kind of organic material.  Just be sure to account for settling over time.
    • Distribute the first soil around the perimeter to hold the the bed into the desired round shape.
    • Fill heaping full because it will settle over time.
    • Once it is full, you are ready to plant.  
    HAPPY GARDENING!

    Instructions for Setting up an Extension Kit

    1. Plan Ahead

    • Consider the location and the space required between the garden beds
    • Think about the process to fill the garden beds.  How will they be filled?  How much room will the loader of wheelbarrows require?
    • Pre-assemble any sections possible and if necessary, move them out of the way and then back in place during a filling operation.
    • Do you want to put a gopher barrier under the garden beds?

    2. Unroll and form into partial circle

    • Take the rolled up frame out of the bag
    • Unroll it
    • Straighten the tightly rolled end out enough to make a well formed partial circle with the bent ends facing inwards.

    3. Align on existing bed and Fasten with Zip Ties

    • Bring the ends up against a round bed or extension that is already set up.  
    • Use the included piece of Orange Twine to measure how far apart to place the ends.
    • Install 4 zip-ties on each end being sure to loop around the entire bent flange and 2 wires on the existing bed.
    • Space them out evenly from top to bottom.

    4. Fill with Soil

    • Make sure the bottom flap of fabric is laying flat on the ground
    • Consider filling up to the bottom half of the garden bed with scrap wood, old leaves, lawn clippings, straw, or almost any other kind of organic material.  Just be sure to account for settling over time.
    • Distribute the first soil around the perimeter to hold the the bed into the desired round shape.
    • Fill heaping full because it will settle over time.
    • Once it is full, you are ready to plant.  
    HAPPY GARDENING!