Above ground vegetable garden. And this also brings more trace minerals to the plant. The size is up to you. The bed frame can be as simple as 2 x 4s on top of the ground or even patio retaining wall blocks.
Larger vegetable plants will send down deeper roots. There are many reasons to make a raised bed garden from poor soil to extending your season. When plants are able to send their roots deeper they are.
Raised beds are an easy way to get into gardening. How to build a raised garden bed. You build above ground where you have absolute control over the soil texture and ingredients.
If you are planning a vegetable or herb garden a six inch deep bed is perfect. To keep the cold frames warm on chilly nights cover with plastic or burlap. Lettuce radishes and carrots.
Watch our gardening basics video how should i design my vegetable garden. Preparing the ground for raised garden beds. Shop our selection of raised garden beds in the outdoors department at the home depot.
Heres how to build a raised garden bed in your backyard as well as advice on using the right wood and soil. Whether you purchase a kit or build your own there are some great reasons for raised bed gardening which we highlight below. Ideal vegetables for raised bed planting include.
Many vegetable gardeners today use raised beds which lift the plants and their roots above ground level. Since raised beds are well drained and the soil is above ground level the soil within the bed warms up earlier in the spring. Building the garden bed.
For tips on choosing a good location. It may be above ground in a raised garden bed. Some are simply heaps of soil but most raised beds are wide boxes that essentially create a large container of soil six to 12 inches deep.