Raised bed gardening is great because you don’t need to till. It’s bad because it’s a pain to build them.

Or is it?

In this video from, you can learn how to build a self-watering raised bed garden on the cheap by using recycled materials such as cinder blocks and a 55 gallon barrel. The construction is much simpler than many others, and because it’s not “built” so much as “assembled.” If you need to move it, just remove the dirt and unstack the pieces.