Love the idea of growing your own food, but don’t have the space for it? A raised garden bed might just be the perfect idea to make that dream happen.
You can go for a simple construction or a complex one, depending on how you’d love it to be and the overall outlook of your garden.
You also have complete control of the soil condition and the types of vegetables and fruits you desire to plant. You only need the right tools and equipment and be ready to get your hands dirty.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating the perfect raised garden bed;
- Choose the ideal spot in your backyard
The perfect spot for a vegetable garden has to have sufficient exposure to sunlight, and the garden has to be on leveled ground.
- Find the best materials for the garden
The most popular material for raised garden beds is untreated rot-resistant wood, but stones can also do just fine; they are low maintenance. Just make sure the material you choose blends well with the existing garden design
- Decide on the raised garden size
A raised garden equals easy gardening, so choose a width size that allows easy access to both sides of the garden and the middle, at least 4feet.
Next, focus on the height. Since most plants grown on raised beds are shallow root plants, a 7-inch height will do.
- Prepare the soil
As we mentioned before, you have complete control of the soil conditions; you can easily create the perfect type of soil your plants will do well in.
So, add compost and manure, perform a soil test, check the soil’s pH levels, and adjust if need be.
- Decide on what you want to grow
The beauty of a raised garden bed is that almost anything you want can grow, from vegetables, fruits, herbs, salads, and everything in between.
The last thing remaining is watering. You can handle water or, better still, install an irrigation system.
Got all the steps right? It’s time to get your hands dirty. However, if time and skills are not on your side, there’s always the option of getting help.
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