Garden Bed Kits for Quick and Easy Gardening
If you are an avid gardener living in a location with bad quality soil or very little workable land, then you’ll appreciate the abundant supply of different garden bed kits and container gardening tools that are available these days. Kits can be purchased through a range of online retailers such as Amazon or from your local nursery and can turn even a concrete slab into a wonderfully productive vegetable garden beds.
For those with limited space for gardening, such as balconies, decks or window sills, container gardening means that you can still have great fresh produce and gorgeous flowers with just the smallest investment in space. Garden bed kits allow for different depths so you don’t have to limit yourself to just a few shallow rooted plants, but can actually take advantage of fruit trees, root vegetable gardening and much more. You will need to plan your garden space a little more in order to achieve the most production from the space, but with a little pre-planning you can grow numerous different plants close to each other and still not overcrowd your little garden.
When it comes to gardening kits, the most popular ones are the raised bed kits which come in different frame materials. The frames are made either from treated wood or from composite plastic that looks like wood to creating a more harmonious looking garden. The advantage of using the composite is that it is not susceptible to rot in the same way that wood is and can be relocated easily and quickly should the need arise.
The kits generally consist of four posts with beams connecting into a ‘sandbox’ type structure. The depth of the bed will be dependent on the type of plants you want to grow. Deeper gardening containers are great for vegetables such as carrots and other root vegetables. If you want to grow lettuces and the like, then a shallow kit is more suited.
Maintaining your garden bed is made that much easier with raised beds and containers as you can water them and install the type of drainage suitable for that particular type of plant. Although the initial investment in soil is much greater than standard gardening, this investment pays off in the lack of fertilizer needed and also the quality of soil that you can invest in the beginning. Once you have your vegetables producing, you’ll find that the scraps can be used for composting and in turn this can be used to feed your next crop.