Raised Garden Beds

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on November 03, 2014 .

Raised bed gardening involves mounding soil and containing it in a higher ground than the level of the surrounding soil. Although raised bed gardening was an old gardening practice, it has gained popularity in the recent years because it offers many advantages as compared to simply growing plants in the normal level ground. 

Thousands of gardeners are using raised bed kits to achieve their gardening needs today. They are easier to build and liven up the gardening experience. These kits come in various sizes and materials. The most popular material for making these beds is cedar as it can withstand the deluge of moisture caused by...

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on September 29, 2014 .

When you’re beginning to take care of your garden, you may encounter a few problems and be discouraged by a few issues. Some plants may be ravaged by vermin; some may produce undersized vegetables or even fail to grow as expected.

Those plants generally let local weeds take advantage of the land and sun rays, and even if you water your garden beds with generosity, your harvests will remain small and of poor quality. Taking care of your raised garden beds soil is the most important thing you have to keep in mind. That’s the secret of gardening, and if you pay attention to your soil, your garden will finally start to grow as you...

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on September 25, 2014 .

Seeing saplings grow into fresh green vegetable plants or beautiful flowering plants can bring tremendous joy to any gardener; be it an amateur or an experienced one. However, it takes a great deal of effort, hard work and determination to reach there. For people who have help, then it’s quite easy. But for people with limited space and help, then DIY raised garden beds are the ideal option. They allow you to have a say about many different aspects of the garden, such as the type of soil and the space to use. Raised bed gardening involves raising the natural soil level by constructing a strong structure, using either concrete blocks,...

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on September 21, 2014 .

There is nothing like hand-picked organically grown vegetables when it comes to flavour and nutrition. Growing vegetables in your own garden comes with a lot of advantages. However, this does not mean that it is an easy job; it can be very tedious. You will have to plant, prune, weed, water, apply fertilizers and keep little pests that want to enjoy your vegetables at bay. Raised vegetable garden beds offer a great way to grow plants and arrange a garden according to your needs.

What is a Raised Vegetable Garden Bed?

This is a gardening system where you can grow your plants in a small area. It involves raising and holding the soil...

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on February 26, 2013 .

Raised gardens are becoming quite popular as more and more people are renting property or find themselves in high rise apartment buildings with little to no lawn space and even less access to actual soil in which to plant the flowers and vegetables they desire to have with them. There are actually quite a few pros for using raised gardens as opposed to tilling the soil for those who wish to have smaller gardens and are limited on space in which to do so. At the same time, those who desire bigger yields are often dissatisfied with the limits of raised gardens. The choice is ultimately yours but I will try to point out some of the pros and...

Posted by in Raised Garden Beds on February 14, 2013 .

We all love our summer gardens. Whether our gardens are meant to produce colourful blooms and fragrant flowers that delight the senses or plenty of vegetables that will keep our families fed throughout the long cold winter months, there is much to be said and enjoyed about keeping a summer garden growing and thriving. In fact, many of us look for ways to prolong the lives of our summer gardens in order to get that little bit of extra life from the flowers, plants, and vegetables that we plant in them. Keep reading to discover a few ways that you can prolong the life of your summer garden for a few more days, weeks, or even perhaps an...