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.
Raised bed gardening is a great way to maximize the potential of your garden, both in terms of the size of the harvest and the health of the plants. It allows you to create an efficient and compact growing environment in which you can control the soil type, drainage, and water retention. Raised beds can be created out of a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and stone, … Read the rest
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.
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
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
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.