Did you know?
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, with one medium tomato
providing 40% of the recommended daily amount.
Benefits of a raised garden
It’s an excellent way to grow plants, especially if you are new to
Raises your plants to a more comfortable height, making it easier to
plant, inspect and care for
Allows you to better control nutrition of the soil by creating a barrier
between the bed and natural soil
You can plant earlier in the spring because the sun warms the bed
faster than the ground
By using cloth or netting, it’s easy to control pests, temperature and
Provides drainage, protecting your plants from overwatering
Fairly simple to build and moveable
Raised garden beds can be made from several different materials including
lumber, concrete block, basins or bathtubs. Building with wood is the most
common as it’s fast and easy. Concrete edgers are another material that is both
easy to work with and inexpensive.
Garden beds can be a variety of sizes. The width of the bed should be no
more than three feet so you can reach your plants from both sides. The length
can be as large as you like, but smaller boxes grant you greater access to your
plants. The depth should be between ten inches and three feet. Beyond these
guidelines, a garden bed can be a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials,
and besides making gardening easier, can add as much character to your yard as
the plants themselves.