how to plant raised bed garden
How to Plant a Raised Bed GardenFill the bed with good-quality garden soil and compost, and rake the surface smooth and level. Remove any rocks or debris. Plants in raised beds may be spaced a little closer together because there’s no need to allow for walking space as in a row garden.
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What is raised bed gardening?
Raised garden beds is an artistic way of cultivating plants in structures above the ground鈥檚 surface. The benefits of raised bed gardening are innumerable. Soil that is raised off the ground can be controlled for quality, creating a warm, nutrient-rich, well-draining growing environment for optimal root development and plant growth.
Can you grow vegetables in a raised bed?
Using a raised bed for growing vegetables allows you to control the soil quality and prevent it from becoming compacted. Vegetable roots can grow unimpeded. The beds do not have to be very high off the ground to get the benefits from being in a raised bed. Even 6 to 8 inches can be enough.
Why make a raised bed instead of going in-ground?
When making a raised bed instead of going in-ground, you can place it where the sun or shade is the best for the plants you want to cultivate. You can also prevent tunneling pests from decimating your plants. Plants can be healthier and more productive in a raised bed because you can control the quality of the soil and water drainage.
Do raised garden beds need deep roots?
In general deep roots are great for raised beds because the soil tends to be looser and deeper allowing for better growth. This does depend on the depth of your raised beds though, depending on your raised garden bed design ( see lots of raised bed ideas here ).