Teach you the easiest way to plant a garden on a raised garden bed
If you're looking for a more relaxed way to garden, an raised garden bed may be your friend. With this technique, you can effortlessly harvest lots of fruits and vegetables, lots of flowers and endless herbs. The space is also good for your leg! Gardening in an raised bed is easy!
Grow your own food with ease and style. With these raised garden beds, you'll make gardening an enjoyable experience that fits in with your daily routine.
Introduction to raised planter beds. Gardening on an raised bed is basically a hybrid gardening technique. This is half container gardening and half loft bed gardening.
Traditional trekking beds have no bottom and are quite large in size, whereas container planting has a bottom that holds the soil and is much smaller than trekking beds. Loft gardening bed combines the best of both.
In this way, the soil can be completely contained, and the size of the vegetable production area is basically determined, and the height of the raised planting bed will be increased so that the gardener can stand and work.
The advantages of raised planters
The benefits of gardening are many. In addition to the obvious advantages of being able to plant or pick vegetable orchis without bending over or kneeling, gardening in an raised flower box means that you will be able to enjoy:
No ground pests attacking plant roots
There is no soil-borne fungal disease to contend with
No rabbits or woodchucks on lettuce
Water without sprinklers or drip irrigation systems
Waterlogged clay or rapidly draining sandy soil is no problem
Harvest without leaving the balcony or terrace
No back pain, creaky knees or hip inflammation
How to choose an raised planter
Here are a few features to keep in mind when buying an raised loft bed.
First and foremost, look for an raised bed that drains well and is made of material that will last for years.
The raised bed planter box pictured here is made of naturally corrosion-resistant cedar boards and strong rust-resistant aluminum feet. It will stand many tests of nature, and its legs can support hundreds of pounds of soil and plant material. There are also flower boxes in different colors for you to choose from.
Make sure your planter box is healthy, non-toxic and harmless. If you plan to grow edible food, it should not contain plastic, harmful paints and stains, and wood that has been chemically preserved.
Next, consider the size of the planter box. A raised bed planter means that your plant roots will be limited by the size of the planter. Make sure the soil is deep enough to provide room for roots of root plants such as carrots or larger plants such as tomatoes, eggplants, sunflowers, etc.
The usual size of the raised bed is 90-120cm wide and 180-240cm long. At this size, you can take care of every vegetable in the raised box. If you are building or setting up multiple raised beds, make sure you leave enough space between them to be able to walk between them. For long-term planters, add compost or mulch between or inside raised planters to ensure easy access to each bed.
The total height of an raised bed is also important. Too high will make it inconvenient for you to operate, too low will make you bend over in the operation room.
Finally, it is important to consider the maintenance needs of the grower. Raised bed planting should make your life easier, not more complicated. Don't choose flower boxes that require daily spray painting or staining, or that rust, warp, or become brittle in direct sunlight.
Place the raised planter box
After choosing the right raised planter for you, it's time to place it. These planters can become heavy when filled with soil, so do not fill the planters until you are satisfied with their location.
Most fruits and vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of full sunlight, so plant boxes should be placed in full sunlight. If you want to plant a shade-loving variety, then place the planting box in a shaded area.
Also, make sure your raised planter is close to a water source for quick watering. After all, hauling the kettle a long way every day is a big drag. So you can place the planter box close to the kitchen.
Fill the planting box
As with open-air planting, the secret to the success of the raised box is the soil. Although most raised planters are durable, they are not designed to hold heavy clay-based garden soil. In fact, a mix of good potting soil and compost is the best choice.
Mix 2/3 potting soil with 1/3 compost, add organic pellet fertilizer, and you're ready to plant! (Of course, if you're growing cacti or succulents; Please add coarse sand to the mix instead of compost)
What can you grow in a raised planter?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to planting horticulturists! There are many plants that can grow well in such an environment!
Plant compact vegetable varieties such as Roll Tom tomatoes, Fairy Tale eggplants, Mohawk Terrace peppers and thumb lily carrots in raised planters.
l How about herbal heaven? "Spicy ball" basil, thyme, lemongrass, rosemary and parsley all grow perfectly. Small, dwarf berry plants, such as "strawberry shortcake" red raspberries, "Top hat" blueberries and strawberries, look good on raised beds and are also highly productive.
l Flowers are another lovely choice. Most annuals will grow well on the planter box, just be sure to include some wildflower varieties to sprinkle around the edges of the bed.
Fairy gardens and miniature plants are another unique choice, especially as the planter box is at level with curious little hands and eyes.
You can even grow dwarf bushes and stunted evergreens on an raised planter. Doing so will create an excellent barrier of privacy between enclosed balconies, terraces and porches.