Monday, June 24, 2019

City Pickers: Raised Garden Bed Review

My collection of pots for the container garden had become sad and unusable. A refresh was desperately needed and I went on the search for raised garden beds.

 I'd love to have truly raised garden beds about five feet high in the yard, but for now I was searching for a garden bed suitable for the deck. I am very happy to have purchased the City Pickers raised garden bed and will be purchasing more!
City Pickers green raised garden bed on wheels

City Pickers Raised Garden Bed


The size of the garden bed at 24.5" by 20.5" is perfect for the deck. Large enough for room to plant a nice selection of plants, but small enough to move easily. The watering system is also a huge plus as the system holds 2 quarts of water.

They seemed to think of everything when designing this mobile garden including:

  • Self Contained automatic watering system
  • Mobile, on caster wheels
  • Aeration
  • Mulch cover
  • Easy to move
  • Fun colors from the neutral to bold
  • Reasonable price point
  • Waist height version on wheels

Who Wants Color?


I loved the City Pickers is available in 9 colors!

  • Terra Cotta 
  • Aquamarine
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Brown
  • Grey
  • Hunter Green
  • Lime Green (my choice)
  • Red
  • Sandstone

How Much Potting Mix To Fill The Garden Bed?


I used 4 bags of 8 quarts each of potting mix to fill the garden bed plus the recommended cups of lime. The directions are very specific to use potting mix, not topsoil or potting soil! The directions stated 1.5 cubic feet of potting mix is needed to fill the bed; however it depends upon how much muscle you or you have access to! The smaller bags of potting mix are easier to transport and are also frequently on sale.

Assembly Of The City Picker


The City Picker does need to be assembled and the assembly took less than five minutes! It is very easy and quick and requires little labor. One of the advantages of a mobile raised gardening bed is the ease of movement and convenience.


The City Pickers is on wheels which do need to be inserted into the bottom of the bed. I was very pleased to find it took no effort to insert each wheel! Seems like a simple request, but one of my pet peeves for furniture that needs to be assembled is wrangling with the coaster wheels;  these wheels were so easy to pop in and lock on the bottom of the City Pickers garden bed.

Best Way To Save! Swagbucks Hack


This is my favorite way to earn rewards points combined with the ease online ordering! I found one color of the City Pickers in my local big box store, but knew there was a wide selection of colors as I had researched the garden beds online. I really wanted a cheery blue or fun green garden bed.

Back to the internet and I used my swagbucks account to order online from the big box store and have the bed delivered to my door. The option to have the item delivered free of charge to the big box store also is very handy to use and saves time as the items can be picked up at the door at the customer service area.

Swagbucks is a free account in which points are earned for purchases at most online and bricks and mortar stores. The points can then be used for gift cards which are ordered online from the Swagbucks account and the gift code is delivered to your inbox. I love it and this system has worked flawlessly for my shopping.

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14 comments:

  1. Another very useful gardening aid I had never heard of. Thanks so much for this review, Tracey. I really like this idea of container gardening.

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    1. So many great garden aids=helpers=tools=containers to choose from!

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  2. What a fabulous idea! I use the round decorative pots for flowers, but these City Pickers raised garden beds would be awesome for herbs and vegetable plants. I also appreciate the information on how much potting soil is required to fill the beds. Sure makes shopping easier!

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  3. We love our self-watering planters. These self-watering raised garden bed planters look awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The self watering feature is such a time and labor saver when the garden is nowhere near the water!

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  4. Tracey, I really love these planters. They are too big for my teeny apartment balcony. BUT they'll be great when I build and have the bigger decks I imagine. Thank you for this review. I'm bookmarking it for later. And thank you for including the link to my basalt bird bath. This past week (when I was camping up there) I watched an Indigo Bunting taking a bath in it. It was awesome!

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    1. Glad the bird bath is getting good use! :) I'd love to have the room for one of those!

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  6. Living in the arid high desert, I could sure use self-watering garden containers. And, raising those containers to waist height sure would be a bonus for my back. Thanks for sharing your experience with this savvy gardening option.

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    1. I agree, love the option for a truly "raised" garden!

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  7. Oh 'Tracey these look like fun for my balcony. I think that I will invest in something like this for my garden in the sky but next year. I have already planted up my motley crew of older pots and things (rubbermaid tubs). I will bookmark this for sure. Thanks and I love the colors that are available too....

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    1. I hear you! I'm replacing my motley crew in phases :)

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  8. I didn't do any vegetable gardening this year because I didn't have a good place to grow anything. I've been thinking of getting something like this. I'll be checking into it during the next gardening season.

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