The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

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by ms.Tea

Article by Jessica Thomson

When it comes to a small vegetable or flower plot, raised garden beds are probably the ideal. They prevent pathway weeds from destroying the soil in your garden, offer protection against soil compaction, are blessed with excellent drainage systems and most of all keep way pests of all shapes and sizes. Raised garden also provide support against erosion and make sure that rainwater does not drain the soil away. Gardeners across regions start planting early using raised garden beds as the soil above the ground always remains warm and drainage proof.

By pushing the level of soil several inches up, save people the torment of physical strains. Elderly owners will find such arrangements helpful, especially when their garden is dotted with innumerable tiny plants. With a sturdy bed in place, gardeners can even turn the edges into comfortable sitting spaces while tending plants or weeding them.

Raised beds, however, should not be confused as regular garden planters. The latter is a container, slightly elevated, with bottoms that prevent soil fall outs. The bottoms of garden planters flaunt a slatted shape, with a cloth barrier to allow drainage. On the other hand, there are no bottoms in raised beds. They remain open, allowing the roots of plants to reach out as far into the ground as their nutritional requirements demand.

Raised garden beds offer variety in terms of constituent materials also. You can even customize the bed to fit your requirements. Garden bed kits are all you need. They are available in so many different varieties that people get plenty of options to choose from. Setting the bed up on your own will take less than 15 minutes. The kits are so user friendly that you just need to get ground leveled, assemble the boards and push the corner pins to build a strong bed that supports your garden. No tools would be required since arranging materials and creating the bed takes up little time. First time gardeners are sure to find such kits especially convenient.When it comes to a small vegetable or flower plot, raised garden beds are probably the ideal. They prevent pathway weeds from destroying the soil in your garden, offer protection against soil compaction, are blessed with excellent drainage systems and most of all keep way pests of all shapes and sizes. Raised garden also provide support against erosion and make sure that rainwater does not drain the soil away. Gardeners across regions start planting early using raised garden beds as the soil above the ground always remains warm and drainage proof.

By pushing the level of soil several inches up, save people the torment of physical strains. Elderly owners will find such arrangements helpful, especially when their garden is dotted with innumerable tiny plants. With a sturdy bed in place, gardeners can even turn the edges into comfortable sitting spaces while tending plants or weeding them.

Raised beds, however, should not be confused as regular garden planters. The latter is a container, slightly elevated, with bottoms that prevent soil fall outs. The bottoms of garden planters flaunt a slatted shape, with a cloth barrier to allow drainage. On the other hand, there are no bottoms in raised beds. They remain open, allowing the roots of plants to reach out as far into the ground as their nutritional requirements demand.

Raised garden beds offer variety in terms of constituent materials also. You can even customize the bed to fit your requirements. Garden bed kits are all you need. They are available in so many different varieties that people get plenty of options to choose from. Setting the bed up on your own will take less than 15 minutes. The kits are so user friendly that you just need to get ground leveled, assemble the boards and push the corner pins to build a strong bed that supports your garden. No tools would be required since arranging materials and creating the bed takes up little time. First time gardeners are sure to find such kits especially convenient.

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John from www.growingyourgreens.com shows you how easy it is to set up the Big Bag Bed Raised Bed Garden Kit by High Caliper Growing. The Big Bag Bed is an oversize fabric container that makes the perfect raised bed garden. In this episode, learn more about the advantages of the Big Bag…

17 Responses to “The Benefits of Raised Garden Beds”

  1. striker1456 says:

    ????Did the smart pot give you better results than the other raised beds???

  2. rawer77 says:

    omg,
    this is like free college,
    you are literally saving my life
    i thank you more than i can possible say on youtube.
    thanks for all your videos. do you have any other channels where you talk about any other subjects.
    I’ve been juicing for half a year, mostly fruits, and now
    I’m a very beginner grower.
    you are teaching me a lot.
    i want to learn more
    im forever a fan

  3. WisconsinEric says:

    Very cool product!

    I have been using Smart Pots for my Organic Patio garden for two seasons now and they work very well. Organic living soil loves the oxygen that the Smart Pot material allows to pass through. The more oxygen available to your roots, the happier and more disese resistant your veggies! Check my videos.

  4. wslandry says:

    Hi John
    This is exactly what I’m looking for but where can we buy it? Thanks for the video and always keep them coming.

  5. BigJuice510 says:

    does kellogg garden soil contain biosoilds

  6. bratt38128 says:

    Nice product.
    John,
    You make my back hurt just watching you. If you will be using the whole bag/bale throw it in there then cut the bag OPEN and pull the bag away from the pile. No reason to lift it then dump and shake it out. When mixing the soil it is more efficient to scoop and turn. A shovel is not a paddle!

  7. jmoniezgirl says:

    big bag bed big bad bed big bag bed.. hehe I love it John!

  8. hobieslug45 says:

    was wondering if you where going to add rock dust. down here in florida no one sells rock dust. so I bought bags of river and lava rock . pound it with a 20 lb weight and run water through it . also get my worm castings from a swamp close by. carrying two 5 gallon buckets out and pounding rock is great core training . just have to watch out for snakes and gaters. don’t bother looking out for poison ivy because your going to get it .

  9. hakunamakarla says:

    where can I buy this please???

  10. therawlifefamily says:

    John, is this at your other house? I’ve recently acquired a house in the desert and will try to grow stuff there too.

  11. romeyo111 says:

    Hey john. Have you ever used cotton burr? I just recently planted my plants using Vermiculite, peat moss, cotton burr, and other organic mulch/compost.

  12. ladyarora says:

    I so can’t wait for these to come out! I am definitely going to pick up at least three of these since I’m not handy at all and I’ve been wanting to do raised beds. Hopefully they’ll be available in Canada, if not I’m making a run for the boarder to get them!

  13. babylonoise says:

    you might want to protect the sides with some white cardboard from the sun and just try out some ventilation from under the bed with some old rubbish…

  14. online4videos says:

    The manufacturer has a video on a much larger version of this product from a year ago. The video is called “1000 gallon Smart Pot”. Search YouTube for hJ6GDU to find their video. (But John’s here is MUCH better.)

    A rectangular form could be useful for use as a raised bed, in front of a length of fence. I would use some of these if the specs and price were right. Great idea!

  15. yogirlabc says:

    love the witch garden!You should put some “wicked plants” in it too keep it fun:) I got coco fiber for free last year from a organic tomato growing green house, they can only use it once for tomato’s so at the end of the year they get rid of it and buy new.You should ask around if you have any green houses like that, you may not want to use it for tomato’s right away but for other plants it has worked great! and free is a lot better than 10.00 a cubic foot.

  16. Saharasia says:

    I found a copy of the “All New Square Foot Gardening” book for $5 at a Dollar General store in my city. It’s in a compact size with black and white rather than color pictures. It’s not as fancy as the full size book but the information is all the same and easier on the budget.

  17. tribulus82 says:

    @growingyourgreens its still a great idea and your video was a pleasure to watch. Thanks John

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