Price Alert – These were a on a limited time deal early this week. Yesterday someone commented they had gone up to about 160 bucks, so I thought it was a done deal. Today for now anyway they are again on sale at 125, so if you missed your chance on Monday or Tuesday you have another shot at them today.
UPDATE – Keep an eye on this if you are wanting one. The price went right back up after I posted this. If you want to look at a similar product from the same company check this one out. It is a squared off version for only 132 bucks on sale. A lot of you guys have bought this model even though I didn’t specifically recommend it because you prefer the squared off shape and no one has complained about it. Tune in for more of my thoughts on this in episode 3380 today.
Today I am brining you a special deal on Galvanized Metal Raised Garden Beds. These just look amazing for the price including shipping at under 150 bucks each and with dimensions of 4×8 with a full two foot of depth they are the perfect size for vegetable beds.
Okay, right up front, unlike 99% of what is in the TspAz.com catalog I do not own these but I am recommending it anyway. Why? It is pretty hard to screw this type of thing up. Corrugated galvanized metal is what it is, same stuff they make stock tanks out of. When I first saw the price I was like how can you sell and ship a piece of 8x4x2FT for under 150 bucks? Instantly I thought, it is in multiple pieces and it is which is how they can afford to ship it at this price. They come in panels with nuts and bolts. You just pop in the bolts and tighten the nuts onto them. So assembly is going to be a snap especially if you have a drill or impact tool.
Here is a break down of the value I see…
- 2 foot of depth – this will give you enough fill for awesome soil in a bed that is simply level place and fill.
- Galvanized Steel – this will outlast pressure treated lumber, landscape timbers, etc.
- Value – I don’t think you can buy the lumber and hardware for a 4×8 bed today for much less than 150 bucks
- Standard Bed Size – the 4×8 bed is a standard for a reason, may of my beds are longer but all are 4 foot wide and that with is double reach and works perfectly with my PVC irrigation method.
- Looks – These types of beds just look awesome from day one.
- Ease of Working – All my beds are about 24-28 inches high, it keeps ducks out but also reduced bending.
- Easy to Block Grass and Weeds – just lay down a double layer of landscape fabric the exceeds the foot print by about 2 foot all around for paths and you’ll not have runners invade for a very long time.
So, these are not for everyone, I really love the look and customizable nature of my beds mostly built with timbers, but if I was starting from scratch I would really consider these. At my place in Arlington I had four, 4×8 beds and some containers and it grew all the produce we needed.
So while I don’t own these, given what they are made of, and the way they are designed I can’t fault them and recommend them for anyone who wants the look and features they have to offer especially at 150 bucks each on this awesome deal. And again that is a shipped to your front door price. And hey now is the time to get new beds in for the fall season. Despite the current heat September is only 35 days away!
P.S. – I found one bad review they stated that the item was bent, blame the shipper and frankly this is easy to fix. The other complaint they made I did find legit, it was that there was one panel missing drilled holes for assembly. This is a flaw and it happens with items like this. If you have a drill though you can fix that in a few minutes tops. This complaint came from one person and the item has over 70 reviews mostly 4 and 5 stars so I don’t think the occurrence is common.
There were also a few complaints that the bolts rusted. Yes bolts will rust but I wouldn’t worry about that, it will take decades for that rust to ruin such a bolt. If you want you can go get stainless bolts from any hardware store if it is important to you. Tractor Supply sells hardware like this by the pound no matter what you get as to washers, bolts, nuts etc. Or spray em with a shot of rust converter (available at Home Depot an the like for a few bucks a can) once a season and call it a day.