Inspired by the African keyhole gardening technique, the Vita Classic 8x12 Keyhole Composting Garden lets you compost household waste and grow vegetables in the same garden. Raised foldable fence panels help your plants grow stronger and taller and provide protection from unwanted animals. This 8' x 12' x 20" garden provides approximately 65 square feet of planting space and is perfect for growing food for your whole family. It's crafted from a durable food grade BPA/phthalate-free vinyl that ensures healthy, safe food production and a long product lifespan. Boards slide into posts easily and conveniently, with no need for screws.
It’s smart, sustainable and beautifully designed.
- Raised Garden Bed- Easily accessible raised beds are 20 inches tall, meaning no bending or kneeling. Soil fills right to the bottom. Great for growing deep root vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers
- Do Less. Grow More- Compost household waste and grow fresh, organic vegetables in the same garden (4 compost baskets)
- Material- Food grade BPA-free, phthalate-free vinyl, so you can grow food safely and with confidence
- Fencing - 22 7/8" raised foldable fence panels with easy slide latch allow access to the garden from anywhere on the outside of the garden. They also act as a trellis to help your plants grow stronger and taller and provide protection from unwanted animals.
- Gate- Allows easy access inside the garden and keeps pests from getting into your garden and eating your plants
- Effortless Simplicity- Requires minimal watering and no soil turnover
- Maintenance free- Easy to maintain and clean
- Warranty- 10 year boards, basket and posts, 1 year fence mesh
Dimensions: Boards 144” L x 96” W x 22” H (366cm L x 236cm W x 56cm H), Fence height: 22 7⁄8 “ (58cm), Post height: 46 ¼ “ (117.5 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs. (118kg)
Planting area: 9 sq. feet (0.83 sq. m)
Soil capacity: 130 cu feet (4078 litres)
Tools required: Yes. Philip's #2 for raised fencing
This product has no bottom floor
How long does it take for an item to arrive after it’s been shipped?
Product purchases in North America from our website ship within 1-2 days from our warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, using trusted ground courier operators. No signatures are required for delivery.
All prices include shipping within the Continental United States and Canada (Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico is NOT included.)
Unfortunately, we cannot ship to APO addresses.
What shipping carriers do you use?
Our products are shipped with either FedEx Ground or UPS. Some vendors may arrange for an LTL freight company to deliver your order. In most cases, products are delivered with FedEx or UPS.
Do you ship overseas?
Yes. For shipping outside the Continental United States and Canada we will partner with a freight forwarding company (i.e. Shipito) with a US delivery address of your preference to honour your international order. International shipping can range from 7 -16 days.
How many boxes will my product arrive in?
The amount of boxes varies according to product. Please check ‘specifications’ on your products page for exact information.
This product comes with a 10 year warranty for boards, basket and posts and 1 year warranty for fence mesh
Do your garden beds have a bottom?
No, our composting gardens & garden beds do not have a bottom. They are designed to be placed on grass or soil. This will allow for proper drainage and give access to beneficial insects like earthworms. Most of our elevated gardens have floorboards. Check product specifications.
Can I put my garden bed on concrete?
We do not recommend placing your bottomless garden bed on concrete. It was designed to be placed on grass or soil to allow for proper drainage and to give access to beneficial insects like earthworms.
You can line the bottom of your garden bed with landscaping fabric to help keep the soil from seeping out, if you can only place your bed on concrete.
Where should I set up my garden bed?
We recommend placing your garden bed in a sunny location on flat, even ground. Be sure to leave yourself space around all sides for easy access.
Are your garden beds modular? Can I configure my own unique layout?
The majority of our Classic, Mezza and Urbana garden beds come with innovative posts that make for perfectly modular beds. This allows you to design and configure your own unique garden layout and size. Please check your garden bed has modular posts before purchase.
How can I make my garden bed more stable?
We recommend purchasing rebar from your local hardware store and inserting it into the post into the ground.
How can I keep critters out of my garden bed?
To keep animals from burrowing up into your garden bed you can bury chicken wire around the beds approx. 1-2 feet in the ground. You can also place chicken wire around the perimeter to keep them from climbing/hopping into your bed.
What is composting? How do I do it?
Visit our "Composting 101" page.
More info coming soon.
We stumbled upon the Keyhole garden concept while researching organic gardening methods. This inspired us to create our own series of garden beds using this African gardening technique. This idea was gifted to us by the African people and so we felt compelled to give back.
The Kageyo Garden Project was born, and now partnered with “Thrive”, we distribute a portion of our Keyhole profits to build Keyhole Gardens in Rwanda and educate communities in sustainable, healthy food production.Learn more about our friends at THRIVE http://www.thriveforgood.org/