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Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t these raised beds get too hot in the summer? Aren’t you baking your roots? Do you have to water all the time?
No. While these raised beds are metal, they are reflective metal, which means they don’t absorb nearly as much heat as you might imagine—in fact, during our hot summers here in Zone 3 Edmonton Alberta, the soil in these beds is often cooler than soil in other containers around our property. We don’t have to water any more often than we did when sowing in the ground, we’ve never “baked” our roots, and we’ve never burned ourselves on the metal. We frequently work in and around these beds on +30°C summer days, and the metal is usually about the same as the air temperature.
What did you fill your garden beds with?
We added horse manure, garden mix soil with compost, worm castings and filled the bottom quarter of the raised bed with leafs, twigs, sawdust and branches. We then tested the soil and amended it as necessary in each bed. Each year, we top up the beds with more compost and worm castings.
How long does it take for the raised garden beds to be completed?
Depending when an order is placed, typically anywhere from 1 week up to 3 weeks. We are a small husband and wife business taking our time building durable, quality raised garden beds that will last a lifetime. Sometimes we experience delays from our suppliers on getting materials, please be patient with us as we do our best to get the raised beds to you in a timely manner.
Do you do custom sizes or is it just the standard sizes?
Yes we offer custom sizes depending on the dimensions. We have custom brackets manufactured so the height is a standard 20 inches. If you are looking for something taller it can be done, we recommending booking a time for a viewing so see a few options and see the standard sizes in person. Please email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-937-5058 to inquire further.