Select a garden bed

Discover functionality, design and stylish appeal with our selection of garden beds.

As a general rule, ten square metres per person are required to supply most of your fresh vegetable needs. Your harvest will vary with the seasons and so what you need from your fruit and veg shop will vary accordingly.

Of course not everyone has a huge back yard in which to grow food and our job is to design and install food gardens that will maximise your available space and suit your budget.

Call us at Vital Veggies to discuss your needs. We're very helpful.


In-ground garden beds

An old fashioned in-ground vegetable patch

Many people consider an in-ground garden bed to be the most economical way to start a vegetable garden. A successful vegetable garden depends on good soil so to prepare for an in-ground garden, earth must be excavated and new soil spread over. Although this seems the easiest and most economical way to go, there are a few disadvantages:

  • There is no structure to hold the soil in place
  • You need to bend down to work in your garden and harvest your veggies
  • An in-ground garden is more vulnerable to attack by pests such as slugs and snails
  • You often must walk on and compress the soil to pick your vegetables
  • An in-ground garden is easily accessible to dogs, cats and wildlife

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Timber raised bed gardens

If you want a natural look for your garden, a timber garden bed is unbeatable.

Eco soft wood garden beds

Ecowood garden beds, 60cm high

These raised bed gardens are made from plantation softwood, Pinus Radiata from the South East of South Australia.

Although the greenish tinge of the Ecowood timber looks similar to pine that is treated with copper chromium arsenic (CCA), the chunky softwood Ecowood sleepers are free of this toxic metal and are instead treated with the very latest in enviro sensitive preservatives to ensure a long, durable life in your garden. The timber is certified to comply with Australian Government regulations for holding soil and growing food.

All fixtures are suitable for outdoor use.

Ecowood beds are economical and attractively finished to give you years of gardening pleasure.


Jarrah hard wood garden beds

Jarrah garden beds, 60cm high

For a garden bed that will last a lifetime, hard wood Jarrah timber beds are a worthwhile investment. Their attractive reddish colour and reinforced joins will complement any garden setting.


Garden bed sizes

We recommend the width of a garden bed to not exceed 1.2m so you can easily reach the veggies in the centre from both sides.

The height of a garden bed can be 20cm (low), 40cm (medium) or 60cm (high), depending again on your needs and your budget.

The higher the bed, the less you have to bend down.

Below is an indication of some 2016 timber garden bed costs.

Ecowood soft wood beds specs and price

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Price*

2

1

.4

$320

3 1.2 .4 $415
2 1 .6 $430
3 1.2 .6 $578

Jarrah hard wood beds specs and price

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Price*

2

1

.4

$384

3 1.2 .4 $493
2 1 .6 $516
3 1.2 .6 $698

*Prices include GST.

*Prices do not include delivery, installation and soil.

Please contact us for a more exact quote based on the size and orientation of your garden space plus delivery, installation and soil.

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Galvanized Iron Raised Bed Gardens


This is one of the most durable and economical ways to get started with a raised bed garden. Fast to install, in a short time you'll have vegetables ready to harvest.

They are made out of premium BHP coated Z600 Zincalume. The top edges are rolled safety edges for your safety and security. To prevent side bulging, all beds come with tie bars to keep everything true and square. This is a feature missing from many other raised bed gardens and one that will be valued with the aging of the garden.

For ease of transport we can supply them as two easy to assemble halves, making light work of the assembly.


Galvanised iron beds (with silver finish) specs and price

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Price*

1.9

.65

.45

$165

2.2 .8 .8 $330
2.5 .75 .45 $215
3 .93 .45 $250
3 1.2 .8 $409

*Prices include GST.

*Prices do not include delivery, installation and soil.

Galvanised iron beds are also available in a variety of attractive Colourbond Colours to complement your garden decor. The extra cost is between $40 - $90, depending on the size of your bed.

Please contact us for a more exact quote based on the size and orientation of your garden space plus delivery, installation and soil.

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Other Raised bed gardens

Keyhole customised garden bed design

If for any reason you think another product better suits your needs, we'd still be happy to install it for you, fill it and offer you a service package to get your garden up and growing with the best start possible.

We want to see you out there harvesting veggies as soon as the soil will grow it for you. And don't forget, no matter what container holds the medium in which you grow your vegetables, our super soil is the most important investment of all!


Vertical growing

The trend in housing these days is to build bigger houses on smaller blocks leaving little space for outdoor living and even less for growing food.

Yet there are some ingenious ways to use space for growing food vertically.

So even if you have a tiny area along a fence, chat to us – we may just have a new clever vertical design solution for you.


Trellises

Trellises can be used for fruit trees and climbing plants such as berries, peas, beans, passionfruit, chokos, kiiwifruit and even cucumbers and pumpkins.

Trellis to support espaliered fruit trees

Trellis to support passionfruit

Trellis to support raspberries

A-Frame trellis supporting pumpkin vines