A raised bed garden is a garden built on top of your native soil, sometimes incorporating native soil, sometimes not. Raised bed gardens can be contained, such as when you build a wood or stone structure to keep the bed intact, or they can be more free form, with soil and amendments merely piled several inches high. You can plant anything from herbs and vegetables to perennials and shrubs in a raised bed.
Raised bed gardening is becoming increasingly popular, especially for gardeners who have to battle against poor native soil conditions. Built on top of your native soil, you have control of the soil texture and ingredients.
Raised bed gardens are easy to build, plant, and maintain, offering many advantages. They warm more quickly in spring, allowing for earlier planting. Since raised garden beds are elevated above native soils often contained by a wood or stone structure, they help protect your plants from damage caused by wind, weed growth, and pests. The soil in raised beds can be easily tailored to the plants you decide to grow by adding amendments and organic material. Take a look at this innovative kit – it is strong and less expensive than other versions.
A Raised Bed Garden Mix Consisting of:
• 1/3 Sphagnum Peat Moss
• 1/3 Vermiculite
• 1/3 Compost Manure or Enriched Garden Soil
Other Products You Need:
• Plants or Seeds
• Plant Food
Constructing Your Own Raised-Bed:
• Rake or Shovel
• Measuring Tape
• Hammer, Nail Gun, or Screw Driver
• Nails or Screws
What To Do:.
Fill Your Garden. The whole point of a raised bed garden is that it gives you the opportunity to garden in perfect soil. Take this opportunity to fill your bed with a good mixture of quality topsoil, compost, and rotted manure. Once they're filled and raked level, you're ready to plant or sow seeds.