10 Benefits of a Raised Vegetable Garden Bed

 

What exactly are raised vegetable garden beds? Raised vegetable garden beds are great if you are working with a small amount of space. They keep weeds at bay,  allow for great drainage and protection from bugs. The  bed siding will protect your garden acting as a wall or fence, providing a barrier. As you can see, raised vegetable garden beds are quite idea for many reasons!

If you think these are the only benefits, think again…  The benefits of a raised vegetable garden bed are many. Read below to find out even more perks that can be brought your way this summer, courtesy of a raised vegetable garden bed!

The Benefits of a Raised Vegetable Garden Bed:

  1. Raised garden beds reduce strain on the back when tending the bed.  In fact, with elevated  raised beds, you won’t have to bend over at ALL!
  2. Raised beds on the ground do not have bottoms so they can still reach into the soil for nutrients.
  3. Raised garden beds fit all budgets – From $30 beds on up, you can find great deals this time of year by watching the weekly hardware store ads.
  4. Boxes can be made on your own for little cost – see our Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Tutorial Here!
  5. They keep pests at bay, not only 6-legged ones, but furry ones like dogs, bunnies and more!
  6. You can make multiple boxes to create  a cluster garden, with pathways between them.
  7. They keep the soil toasty.
  8. They allow you to plant earlier in the season.
  9. You can build them in a way that allows you to drape netting over them easily, or tent them in the event of an unexpected frost.
  10. Avoid soil compaction and improve drainage.

Convinced yet? When planning your garden, why not consider the many perks listed above of a raised vegetable garden bed? If you want to ease back strain, are limited on space, or just want to get an early jump on the planting season, a bed such as this could be the perfect arrangement for you!

Vegetable Garden Raised Bed Tutorial

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Vegetable Garden Raised Bed Tutorial

 

If you want to have a vegetable garden this year without the trouble of tilling, why not try out this Vegetable Garden Raised Bed project?  Using a raised bed garden means you have control of the soil quality, you’re able to reach the plants easily from all sides, and you can better protect your little garden from pests.  You can simply purchase one online or at a local hardware store – or you can build your own in just a few easy steps.

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Indoor Vegetable Gardens: 5 Plants Perfect for Growing Indoors

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Did you know that vegetables grown outside can also be grown inside? They sure can! An indoor vegetable garden can provide you a bounty of fresh veggies right at your fingers. But you do need to be careful as far as which plants you choose for your indoor garden. If this is your first attempt at an indoor vegetable garden, you may not know what all of your options are. Luckily, we have discovered five easy to grow plants that will thrive in your indoor vegetable gardens. [Read more...]

Tiny Garden Tips: Vegetable Gardens for Apartment Dwellers

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If you think that living in an apartment should put a damper on your gardening plans, think again! If you are an apartment dweller, you can put a vegetable garden on a balcony or containers in your  windows. This way, you can harvest fresh vegetables even in your own small space. The way to a thriving apartment garden is to understand your tiny environment, and pick plants that need less space. So if you are an apartment dweller wanting your own garden, keep reading to learn how! Vegetable gardens for apartment dwellers are quite obtainable! [Read more...]

Which Vegetables Should Your Grow in Raised Beds and Containers?

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Raised beds and containers are ideal for those gardening in small spaces. But knowing what to plant in them is a whole new story! Vegetables can be grown in raised beds and containers and below, and so you will find some helpful tips on which vegetables you should grow in raised beds and containers.

Here are some tips to get you started and help you plan your raised beds or container gardens a little bit easier. You might be surprised at how easy it is to pick plants that will thrive. [Read more...]

Simple Tips for Caring for Your Vegetable Garden Beds

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No matter what size your vegetable garden is, a few simple tips are all you need to remember when giving it day to day care. Once the hard part of planning and planting is over, day to day care and maintenance can be quite easy as well as enjoyable if you develop a simple system so no task is overlooked. The needs of your vegetable garden will vary, but these simple tips for caring for your vegetable garden beds can keep them not only performing well but looking well too! [Read more...]