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Garden Beds That are Raised

By: Barbara E. Volkov

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Barbara and her husband have thought about starting a garden using raised garden beds. They are always looking for new ideas to use in their garden. Visit their website Gardeners Garden Supplies for some interesting things for the garden.

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Raised garden beds make gardening easier when it comes to growing vegetables and flowers. Many people use these garden beds because they do not have very much space for a regular garden. They are quite reachable for those with disabilities, arthritis and the older gardener. You can build them at your preferred level to help reduce the discomfort caused by kneeling or bending.

We are all much more aware of food safety and more of us want to raise our own food because we know we prefer organic foods and because of the economy. Even if we have a very tiny backyard, only have a patio, a balcony, or just a backporch we can grow herbs, vegetables, flowers, or plants. This method can also be called container gardening, but if we raise the containers above the ground the drainage will be much more efficient.

Plants will do better in elevated beds than in the ground because the soil will not become compacted. Elevated garden beds will warm up quicker in the spring and stay warmer longer in the fall. This usually means our growing season becomes longer. The sun and air will warm up the soil because the beds are raised above the ground. This gives you the opportunity to plant earlier in colder climates.   

There are some other benefits to think about when deciding on raised garden beds besides being able to reach them easier. Because they are easy to reach, maintaining and harvesting vegetables is a lot easier. The good drainage prevents the soil from becoming waterlogged and you the gardener will probably be using more organic materials as soil instead of ground soil. Now that the garden beds are raised and you find it easier to maintain, your garden will look very attractive.    

Raised garden beds are just container gardening that is above the ground and it will give you the chance to terrace your garden. Framed wooden structures can be built or purchased as raised garden bed kits from your local nursery or home and garden center. You can also build one from bricks, concrete blocks or any material you can find.    

Planting companion vegetables and herbs in your raised vegetable garden helps to control insects and improve the garden’s health. Companion plants that are good for tomatoes are parsley, onions, and carrots. You also need to remember to rotate your vegetables every year. The raised container you planted your tomatoes in this year needs to have something completely different next year. The pathogens and pests in that soil will stay there all winter long and infect that same crop next year. Another way to eliminate the problem is to remove all the soil from the raised bed and place new soil the following year.   

Pest control can be handled easier with raised bed gardening. The burrowing rodents will not be able to get into your garden beds because you can line the bed with hardware cloth or chicken wire. You are able to control weeds because you can walk entirely around your raised garden beds and pull out the weeds; you will not worry about trampling your plants or bending over.

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Barbara and her husband have thought about starting a garden using raised garden beds. They are always looking for new ideas to use in their garden. Visit their website Gardeners Garden Supplies for some interesting things for the garden.

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Barbara and her husband have thought about starting a garden using raised garden beds. They are always looking for new ideas to use in their garden. Visit their website Gardeners Garden Supplies for some interesting things for the garden.

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