Why Should We Plant Densely on Metal Raised Garden Beds
Metal raised garden beds are a modern planting method that utilizes limited space, increases the amount of flowers and vegetables planted, and improves drainage on the bed. This planting method is also considered an environmentally friendly planting method, which can save water resources and reduce soil compression. This paper will explore the advantages of dense planting on metal raised garden beds, how to carry out dense planting on beds, and how to maintain the health of bed plants.
1.Advantages of dense planting on metal raised garden beds
Increase planting volume
Metal raised garden beds can increase the planting of flowers and vegetables in limited space. Dense planting on the bed can maximize the utilization of the bed area, thereby increasing the planting volume.
Improve drainage performance
The design of the metal raised garden bed makes it easier for the water on the bed to flow out. Dense planting helps to increase the root system of plants, thereby increasing the ability of bed plants to absorb water and also increasing drainage.
Save water resources
Due to the drainage capacity of the metal raised garden bed, the plants on the bed can more effectively absorb water, thereby reducing the use of water resources.
Reduce compression of soil
In traditional soil planting, people often need to step on the land, which can make the soil more dense. Planting on a metal raised garden bed can avoid this situation and protect the health of the soil.】
2.How to Plant Densely on a Metal Raised Garden Bed
Choose suitable plants
When planting densely on a metal raised garden bed, it is necessary to choose plants that are suitable for dense planting. For example, strawberries, grapes, gourds, etc. can be densely planted. Some large vegetables or plants are not suitable for close planting.
Control plant growth
When planting densely on metal raised garden beds, it is necessary to control the growth of plants. If plants grow excessively, it can lead to competition between plants, thereby affecting their health and growth. Therefore, it is necessary to prune and loosen flowers and fruits of plants to control their growth and maintain the health of the bed plants.
When densely planted on a metal raised garden bed, the nutrient content of the soil may be consumed faster due to competition between plants. Therefore, appropriate fertilization is necessary to ensure the normal growth and health of plants.
Control of pests and diseases
Intensive planting can easily lead to the spread of diseases and pests, so measures need to be taken to control the occurrence and spread of diseases and pests. For example, organic pesticides can be used to control pests and regularly check the health status of plants.
3.How to maintain the health of bed plants
In order to maintain the health of plants, it is necessary to regularly trim the plants on the bed. Pruning can promote plant growth and fruit bearing, while also helping to control the size and shape of plants.
Weeding can help control the growth of weeds and avoid competition between weeds and bed plants. Regular weeding also helps to maintain the health and growth of bed plants.
Plants on metal raised garden beds require an appropriate amount of water to maintain healthy growth. Therefore, regular watering is necessary to maintain the moisture and nutrition of the plants on the bed.
Bed plants require nutrients to maintain their health. Therefore, regular fertilization is necessary to provide sufficient nutrition. Organic fertilizers can be chosen to protect the environment and the health of bed plants.
Dense planting on a metal raised garden bed can maximize space utilization, increase planting volume, and improve the health of the plants on the bed. But at the same time, it is also necessary to pay attention to controlling plant growth, controlling pests and diseases, and maintaining the health of bed plants. Therefore, reasonable management and maintenance are the key to maintaining dense planting of metal raised garden beds.