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Planning And Planting Raised Garden Bed Garden

When should it be planted on raised garden beds rather than on typical garden plots? If the soil on your property is poor, poorly drained, or just Portland cement hard, the raised garden bed will take your gardening game to a new level, because you can fill them with better loam than you can naturally use.

Because they are not trampled, their loam will not become compacted and will continue to drain well. It will also warm up faster in spring than in lowlands, so that the gardening season can begin earlier.

Finally, because a raised garden bed does not require a path, you can put plants closer together so that their leaves shade weeds and help keep the soil moist. This reduces the labor force you need.

raised garden bed

If you want to try raising the garden bed, choose a location with a level floor. Unless you plan to plant shade loving plants, the site should be exposed to sunlight for at least eight hours a day and close to the garden hose or rain bucket so that you can easily water the plants when necessary.

Whether their walls are made of wood, stone, plastic, or fabric, ideally, the width of the raised garden beds should not exceed 4 feet, so that you can access everything in them from the side, and the depth is 1 to 2 feet.

If your raised garden bed is a frame with no bottom other than the ground itself, please cover the ground with landscape fabric or several layers of newspaper to control weeds before filling the frame with soil.

This soil should be a fertile mixture, such as 1 part topsoil, 1 part compost and 1 part sand recommended by Garden Design magazine. Whether their walls are made of wood, stone, plastic, or fabric, ideally, the width of the raised garden beds should not exceed 4 feet, so that you can access everything in them from the side, and the depth is 1 to 2 feet.

raised garden beds

If your raised garden bed is a frame with no bottom other than the ground itself, please cover the ground with landscape fabric or several layers of newspaper to control weeds before filling the frame with soil. This soil should be a fertile mixture, such as 1 part topsoil, 1 part compost and 1 part sand recommended by Garden Design magazine.

A disabled or elderly gardener may want to try raising a garden bed. These usually include planting boxes with heavy legs that lift the plants high enough to be comfortably cared for by the person sitting next to them. Alternatively, plant bags or boxes or ready to use raised garden beds can be placed on sturdy weather resistant tables to raise them to a convenient height.

raised garden bed

Because the wet soil is heavy, any support you choose for the raised garden bed must be strong and stable enough to prevent collapse or toppling. The upper edge of the planting bag or box should be 2 to 3 feet above the ground to facilitate access by gardeners sitting in chairs or wheelchairs.

The bottom of the Olle garden bed is bottomless, and the metal garden bed with a free bottom allows drainage. Plants can get nutrients from the topsoil. The open bottom also allows earthworms to enter the bed and send the excrement of organic earthworms to plants, which is the best organic fertilizer by far.

If you want to add a grid on the raised garden bed to support climbing plants, place it on the north side to avoid shading other plants. When placing vegetables or flowers, please consider which can grow closely without adversely affecting each other's health.

For example, shallow root lettuce is a good companion for higher vegetables such as tomatoes or peppers, which helps to control weeds around. In addition, some shadows cast by higher plants should keep lettuce cool for a longer time before bolting.

For flowers, you may want to include climbers at the back, medium-sized upright plants in the middle, and pendants at the front. When your neighbors marvel at your newly planted lush plants, you can tell them that you have improved your site!