Top Tips For Success With Raised Beds

Top Tips For Success With Raised Beds

It seems that more and more people are moving from growing vegetables in a conventional kitchen garden setting to using raised beds. This is not surprising since there are many good reasons why growing crops in a raised bed has several advantages over the other method. This article by Rebecca Cuttler which I found on the Houzz website contains seven tips on how to ensure success with raised beds.

It?s easy to see why raised beds are perennially popular among vegetable gardeners. They can help correct many common garden problems, including poor soil, weeds, drainage issues and uneven slopes. These simple structures provide a defined space in which to build up concentrated areas of high-quality soil rich in organic matter.
Technically speaking, raised bed gardening includes any defined area where soil has been built up to provide a growing area for vegetables, fruits and other plants. While classic raised beds have wood sides, raised beds can be made from any garden-safe material, or even from simply piling the soil up and tamping down the sides with the back of a shovel. Here?s what you need to know to ensure raised bed gardening success.

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