How to Make Instant Garden Beds

You can make new, instant garden beds quickly with no-dig gardening methods and by using bags of topsoil. Read more ways to make instant garden beds.

No-dig Garden
To make an instant garden in a bag, punch holes in the bottom sides of the bags for drainage before you place them on the ground, cut away the tops. Then you can plant directly into the soil in the bags and mulch the area to cover the bags. In the fall, pull away the bags and reform the beds with a rake.
Illustration by Elayne Sears