Raised Bed gardening: Read how newcomers and seasoned gardeners are constructing raised beds and why raised bed vegetable gardening is on the rise.
Raised bed gardening is a viable option for any gardener, but is especially helpful for those in harsher climates. Having the dirt of the bed raised above the ground level allows it to warm faster in the spring, so plants can be planted sooner.
A higher bed can also protect plants from a light frost , since cold air tends to sink. This is very important for those who have a short growing season and/or early frosts.
Raised bed structures are easier to work in, as they are easier to reach. A raised bed can be any height , so even those confined to a wheelchair can comfortably work in their garden beds.
A raised bed naturally has definite boundaries, so there is less question of what is a weed and what should be left to grow.
More plants can be planted into a raised bed disregarding planting space guidelines. This is possible because you only water and feed in the bed, so nutrients tend to stay more concentrated and where you want them. Less water is needed when you only water the beds, so this method can save money , as well as effort.
Planting your plants closer together will also help with your weeding chores! If the plants are close, they can grow together and shade the spaces in between, leaving an unfriendly environment for weeds to grow.
You won't have many weeds with raised bed gardening. The ones that do manage to sprout and grow will be easier to pull as your bed never gets walked on, while the soil stays nice and loose.
Why not save a few bucks and construct your own raised bed? It's fast, fun, and an easy build. We have a video as a visual guide, plus step-by-step instructions to make it as easy as possible!!
Growing your own vegetables is smart, economical, safe, and easy to do with a raised bed. Plus, you can enjoy the fact that you've grown your own produce AND did it in an organic way.
A continuation of the raised vegetable garden tutorial above. Read up on everything aspect there is that makes a raised garden successful.