Category Archives: Raised Bed Gardens

Growing Rain Gutter Strawberries

    Growing strawberries is easy, but it is more convenient when you can do so in space-saving rain gutter planters! Not to mention, the flavour of home-grown strawberries can never compare to store-bought strawberries.   Rain gutters can be mounted to the side of decks, or vertically to the side of your house or […]

Build The Benefits of Raised Beds

JULY 31, 2014 by CustomMade Raised beds are the perfect way to start your own garden. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs can all thrive in the raised bed environment. The popularity of raised beds is on the rise because of their many benefits – reduce soil erosion, the ease of access to control weeds and pick vegetables, creation […]

Planting by the Moon Gardening Calendar

Growing up in a farming community I remember seeing my grandfather get his Farmer’s Almanac every year.  I didn’t understand it as a kid but I do now after hearing him talk about when is the right time to plant his gardens of corn, okra, squash, etc.  Every year he always had more vegetables than […]

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners

Spring is right around the corner even though our Atlanta friends are stuck with cold weather and icy trees.  Now is the time to start thinking about what you are going to grow in your Western Red Cedar Raised Bed Garden from Thomas Lumber.  Here are 10 easy to grow vegetables to get you started. […]

10 Easy Edibles for First-Time Gardeners

Thomas Lumber has started producing Raised Bed Garden Kits for sale to our customers.  These kits are made out of Western Red Cedar to keep with the all natural approach most of our home gardening friends prefer.  These kits are made to produce a raised be 4 feet wide by 8 feet long by 8 […]

Gardening in Raised Beds

Gardening in Raised Beds By Joe Lamp’l Raised garden beds provide a custom environment By JOE LAMP’L Given the option, I can’t imagine not utilizing raised garden beds. They offer a simple and effective way to create a healthy and productive garden by manipulating the growing environment. Ideal conditions can be created for soil structure […]

Building Raised Beds

Building Raised Beds By Joe Lamp’l Raised beds offer the best way to control soil composition and drainage By JOE LAMP’L I’m often asked about gardening in raised beds. It’s one of the best ways to grow productive and healthy plants and given the option, I’d choose raised beds every time. I attribute much of […]

Growing a Greener World Episode 406 – Setting Up A Garden

How to setup a complete Raised Bed Garden area. Our friends at Growing A Greener World TV called us last year about their Raised Bed Garden project going on in Alpharetta.  They were interested in Western Red Cedar 6″ x 6″ posts due to Western Red Cedar’s natural untreated resistance to rot and decay.  Plus […]

Gardening for the Bees, and Why It’s a Good Thing

Thomas Lumber Company knows how important our environment is to our daily lives and health.  Our customers with gardening projects have been buying our Western Red Cedar from us for their gardening needs since is a product that is free of any chemicals and naturally resists rot.  We want to help continue the growth and […]

Raised Beds or Other places: Tell us where you grow your fruits and vegetables.

Day Light Savings Time is this weekend which means Spring is just around the corner.  Now is the time to start planning where and what vegetables you are going to be growing this year.  Many of our customers don’t have lots of land to plant big gardens that could feed a village.   Even if they […]