Building a vegetable garden. A 12 deep bed provides ample room for most vegetable roots. Lots of people dream of having a huge vegetable garden a sprawling site that will be big enough to grow everything they want including space hungry crops such as corn dried beans pumpkins and winter squash melons cucumbers and watermelons. Drainage in a raised bed is superior to that in an in ground garden bed.
Compared to untreated wood pressure treated lumber lasts longer and is available at a comparable cost. Build several garden beds in different shapes to add interest and variety to your gardening. Use fences to deter rabbits.
Creosote treated wood is not a good option for vegetable raised beds. The soil in raised beds warms up more quickly in spring so planting can be done earlier. Building a vegetable garden like this seriously messier than these pictures can be achieved in a couple of hours if you have the materials on hand.
Some types are specifically treated for ground contact. Even a 100 square foot garden grown intensively can produce a steady supply of salad greens for a family. Read the following steps to learn how to build a raised vegetable garden.
Building a raised vegetable bed can be an easy and fun weekend project. Kids will have tons of fun caring for their seedlings as they mature. Other bigger pests such as moles deer and rabbits can disrupt your raised bed vegetable garden even a potted vegetable garden.