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Raised Bed Gardening

Raised bed gardens provide an environment to thrive.

There are so many benefits to raised bed gardens.  Having total control of your little garden ecosystem: the size, the soil, the chemistry, the water and topping.  This let’s you grow and maintain the perfect conditions for your selected plants, and modify for your climate and desired end results in the garden.  Raised beds can also provide a small gardening area for those living in apartments, or with small back yards.  We have a large number of raised beds in our cottage garden, and use raised bed garden techniques to enhance our flower growing efforts in areas with less than
optimal soil makeup.   We have written an entire series on the subject, and hopefully you find the following articles of use.


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Raised Bed Gardening: Frequently Asked Questions

Your Raised Bed Questions Answered

Raised bed gardening has become quite popular and there are many benefits to this method of growing plants. You can read all about the benefits in our dedicated post on the topic: The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening. For ease of access, I thought I would buildout a quick Raised Bed FAQ to answer all your raised bed, raised planter and garden box questions.

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Planting Raised Bed Gardens: 8 Tips

Soil for raised beds and more

Let’s talk about the truth and advantages of raised bed gardening. Of course our traditional in-ground gardens are wonderful, but raised bed gardens have something special to offer any gardeners: they allow you to grow more food in less space, tailor your soil precisely to the needs of your plants, and reduce the amount of space for weeds to grow wild. They can add a beautiful aesthetic to … Read the rest

Soil in the raised garden bed

Raised Beds and Soil

What Type of Soil To Put in Your Raised Bed

This post is a continuation of our raised bed series with all you need to know about raised bed gardening. So, you’ve built your raised bed, and its sitting empty, just waiting for soil so you can begin planting. What you put in your bed is extremely important to the health and longevity of your plants. Soil supports plant growth by providing 5 core items:… Read the rest

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Choosing a Raised Bed Material

What Material Should I Use?

This is the second post in a series on raised bed gardens (First post here: Benefits of Raised Garden Beds). The best thing about raised beds is that you can use just about anything for walls. So how do you build garden box walls? Here is a list of the typical materials you can use.

Wood: The Typical Raised Bed

Creating a wooden raised bed is quite simple, and … Read the rest

Raised Bed Garden Benefits

The Raised Bed Garden: Benefits

How Raised Beds Can Change the Way You Garden

Introduction

So just what is a raised bed? It is a volume of garden soil contained within a set of walls made of wood, stone, metal or concrete that rises above the normal soil level. It’s a popular method of creating a garden space, but has many benefits.

The Benefits of the Raised Garden

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