Above ground vegetable garden. Whether you purchase a kit or build your own there are some great reasons for raised bed gardening which we highlight below. Lettuce radishes and carrots. Preparing the ground for raised garden beds.
Raised beds are an easy way to get into gardening. There are many reasons to make a raised bed garden from poor soil to extending your season. In early spring begin sowing vegetable seeds in the above ground garden or cold frame.
For tips on choosing a good location. How to build a raised garden bed. Learn about advantages of raised beds and how to make one.
Since raised beds are well drained and the soil is above ground level the soil within the bed warms up earlier in the spring. In many regions gardeners are able to plant earlier in the season because the soil is warmer and better drained when it is above ground level. Shop our selection of raised garden beds in the outdoors department at the home depot.
If you are planning a vegetable or herb garden a six inch deep bed is perfect. Heres how to build a raised garden bed in your backyard as well as advice on using the right wood and soil. To keep the cold frames warm on chilly nights cover with plastic or burlap.
And this also brings more trace minerals to the plant. Building the garden bed. Ideal vegetables for raised bed planting include.
Watch our gardening basics video how should i design my vegetable garden. Raised garden beds are available in a variety of different materials or they can be made with relative ease. The bed frame can be as simple as 2 x 4s on top of the ground or even patio retaining wall blocks.
Many vegetable gardeners today use raised beds which lift the plants and their roots above ground level. The size is up to you. When plants are able to send their roots deeper they are.