Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Plans

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Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Plans

If you are having trouble with growing anything in the soil that your yard has to offer yet you are determined to have that garden that you have always wanted, then perhaps you should take a look at raised bed gardening. Raised bed gardening is great because you do not have to worry about what you can and cannot grow in your soil. In fact, you don’t have to worry about your soil at all because you will not need it at all to make your new garden a success. The soil you will be using for your raised bed garden will instead be soil that you will purchase. However, before we get to planting all of the veggies and flowers that you have been dreaming of, we first need to take a look at how your new garden will come to fruition.

First choose an area to place your new garden that will receive plenty of sunlight, and also leave room around the planned area so that you can easily maneuver around the garden bed. If you wish to stand or sit while gardening, you may want to consider elevating your garden at least 3 feet high off of the ground. After you have picked out the spot and the specifics for the location of your garden, it’s time to build it and bring it to life. If you already have the tools and materials to build the garden bed, then you are off to a great start. If you do not, however, the cost of the materials that you will need can be surprisingly affordable. Get yourself some untreated lumber (treated can cause some contamination issues with your plants), some wood screws, and find a good design and you are well on your way.

Once your raised bed garden is constructed, you are ready to add your soil and begin to plant. Make sure you allow each plant the necessary amount of room to grow that it needs. You won’t face some of the common gardening problems such as the constant pulling of weeds, nor will you have to deal with the same amount of insects that can’t wait to get a taste of what you are growing. These types of gardens are much easier to care for due to their size and the time you will save by being able to move around them with ease. The drainage of water can also be much more easily managed than that of a standard garden.

All in all, raised bed gardening is a great way to maintain a garden that you are happy with and to be able to grow the types of things you would like to grow without many of the worries of regular gardening.

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