Empire Pots 4x8 Raised Bed with Trellis corner fittings standard.
- Trellis fittings come standard but a using a trellis top frame is optional
- No 1" PVC piping is included. Must be sourced locally
- Outside Dimensions 94" x 46" x 18"
- 400 GSM Tan Fabric
- Bottom frame requires approximately 37 feet (with no cutting mistakes) of 1" PVC piping
- A 4 foot height trellis frame requires approximately 52 feet (with no cutting mistakes) of 1" PVC piping
comes to raised beds, fabric beats wood every time. Using cloth instead of wood
when building a raised bed will be easier, safer, and give you healthier and
more robust plants with higher yields.
The Advantages of Using
a Fabric Raised Bed
raised beds are fantastic to grow in. They are safe, convenient, grow healthier
plants with higher yielding crops.
Lots of Room: Many
growers have made the switch to raised beds for higher plant count density. Raised
beds will help get the highest yield from limited growing space.
Your plants will grow larger and stronger because they have better and stronger
roots. This is because growing in a fabric raised bed, as opposed to a wooden
raised bed or fabric pots, allows for more oxygen to circulate around the roots
of the plants creating a more fibrous root structure. More roots, larger the
Anytime you have a larger soil mass, you will have a higher rate of water
retention. This means that using a fabric raised bed will take far less water
than using many smaller pots would.
Better and Larger Yields: Having more room for roots to grow, in combination with
better aeration and soil conditions, will produce healthier and larger yields
using a fabric raised bed as opposed to using smaller fabric pots or a
Better Soil Microbiology: Thriving microbiology can be very hard to maintain in
smaller pots or wooden structures. A fabric raised bed provides optimum
conditions, including maintaining moisture, for valuable microbes to flourish.
When plants are grown together, such as those in a raised fabric bed, they
create their own mini-ecosystem and share a soil and root system. This type of
shared system lets them come together to share moisture and nutrients as well
as fight and stave of disease.
Because of how fabric raised beds maintain their levels of moisture and support
healthy soil microbiology, they are a perfect setting no-till growing.
Fewer Materials and Labor: Plants grown together in a raised fabric bed tend to
have a shared root system that helps them grow and stay healthy on their own,
which means less maintenance and care is needed for the plants. It is also true
that when you use smaller pots, at some point, repotting is inevitable and will
come with a cost and involve a good bit of labor.
Empire Pots Raised Bed
We use 1
inch PVC piping for the frames of the fabric raised beds, which makes them
significantly more sturdy than other growing structures that are made from ½
inch or ¾ inch PVC piping. Our fabric raised beds are so tough and durable that
they can be reused for many growing cycles or seasons, depending on how you
choose to use them. The fabric is a tan for reduced heat, 400 GSM, BPA free and
sewn together with industrial strength thread.
Fabric Raised Bed
your fabric raised bed is easy. It doesn't take any special skills or
equipment. When you get your fabric raised bed, you will receive the fabric for
the bed itself along with all of the needed PVC fittings. The 1 inch PVC piping will need to be sourced locally.
need to purchase the one-inch PVC pipe from your local hardware or home goods
store to finish creating the bed.
Building a Trellis Frame
fittings come standard with the Empire Pots Raised Beds but building the
trellis frame is not necessary. You will be able to construct the trellis frame
to any height you wish, by purchasing pieces of one-inch PVC pipe and cutting
them to the desired lengths. The trellis is not necessary, but is a great
option to easily keep your large yields upright.