Benefits of a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Benefits of a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Article by John Llewellyn

Growing seedlings or herbs in small containers on the window ledge of the kitchen is still a common practice; it enables you to grow the right vegetables off-season. The problem is: you can’t really grow vegetables in small plant pots so why not consider a raised bed vegetable garden? You can feed off your own veggies and know they are pesticide-free!

What is a Raised Bed Garden?

A raised bed garden is a garden built on top of the soil on your property, sometimes incorporating native soil, sometimes not, and they are usually contained with wood or stone to keep the bed intact. The plants develop their root system as normal and the roots go down through the wide hole you have made into the soil below. This is great for gardeners who want to grow things in areas with poor soil as well as for anyone else wishing to grow their own vegetables.

How to make a raised bed vegetable garden

I would check out this ebook “How to Build A Raised Bed Garden-with your 71-year-old Mom!”. With this ebook you can find out what you need to know to start constructing a garden bed in your backyard. Or just order some ready-made raised bed frames from a website that sells them (read further). The first way produces satisfaction via some exertion in the garden; it would be necessary to get hold of the proper build materials-wood,cement, stones or whatever you are using.

If you opt for frame-it-yourself type units, all you would do is screw together the parts and put it where it was required. The units are made of composite wood which is great for defying rotting and are compact enough to adapt to any space.

There are many benefits to an elevated vegetable garden. You will gain a lot of space back in your garden, with the addition of a certain beauty and structure, and watering your plants will be easy. Also the drainage in your raised bed will be perfect.

Another solid benefit is that you choose which vegetables to plant, see them growing up before your eyes and can pluck them any time they are ripe or needed. You make considerable savings on vegetables you would otherwise have to purchase at your local supermarket. And there is an extra benefit, in that the family can be outdoors and invest quality time in “their” raised bed garden.

You may harvest your crops in about two months when the vegetables have matured. A week after, you can plant more seeds and watch the growing process all over again!

About the Author

John Llewellyn is a successful writer and businessman. He is devoted to article writing, sharing practical tips and information to help people in their day-to-day lives. You can read more at his How to Build a Raised Garden Bed webpage

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