How Do You Start the Dream of a Patio Farm?
First consider building a small, manageable Metal Raised Garden Bed. You will have plenty of time to design the ideal Garden Bed and other details, here are the key points to consider.
1. Choose a location that is as sunny as possible.
If feasible, choose a location in your yard where you can maximize exposure to sunlight 24/7, as most vegetables want to absorb as much sunlight as possible. If you are concerned about weeds, etc., do not plant your plants directly on the ground or on grass, but first set up a weed suppression layer underneath or, if weeds are not particularly abundant, lay cardboard on the bottom of the Garden Bed, which can inhibit the growth of less invasive weeds.
One of the benefits of using Metal Raised Garden Beds is that they are easy to move, and you can move your Garden Bed according to the seasons and sunlight. For some placed in indoor Garden Beds, such as countertops or windowsill herb Garden Beds, morning to noon sun is recommended; try to spend some time observing the light in different seasons, if the plants are placed near windows, the heat and ray intensity amplified through the windows may make the plants unbearable, using artificial lighting is another option for indoor Garden Beds.
2. If you are a novice gardener, it is recommended that you start with a Garden Bed that is handed a small size.
Both in the size of the Garden Bed you choose and in the variety of plants you try to grow, you should aim for something small and sustainable. You can start by creating a small Metal Raised Garden Bed which is also related to size, it is recommended to start by choosing only a few vegetables, to begin with, vegetable gardening is far from easy to manage.
3. Choose rich organic soil and compost.
When planting with Metal Raised Garden Beds, fill them with rich organic soil and compost. Soil health and compost are vital, and it is an important factors in enabling Garden Bed plants to grow lushly. Composting produces organic matter, a killer soil amendment that will make your Garden Beds shine; and don't forget about earthworms, which are soil amendments in their own right and will continue to enrich and aerate the soil.
4. Choose the right plants for your area and season.
For the novice gardener, it is probably easiest and stress-free to buy directly from a local nursery and then transplant. You will also need to do a little research on what to plant at certain times of the year by choosing the right plants for your area and climate.
5. Closest to a water source, keep the soil in your raised metal Garden Bed moist but not soaking wet.
Most plants like it moist, but there is a balance between moist and soaking wet that needs to be managed. Before you start watering, poke your finger down a bit on the surface of the soil to feel if the soil there is moist, then consider when you last watered and what the weather was like.
6. Consider whether there will be wildlife in the vicinity that will break into your plants, and make a plan to repeal it if necessary.
The last thing to consider is plant protection. Birds, rabbits, squirrels, gophers, or small animals that may visit the Garden Bed nearby can be prevented from damaging the plants by using temporary netting to isolate them in the Raised metal Garden Bed for a limited time while the seeds are germinating or just after transplanting new seedlings.