A Beginner’s Guide to Raised Bed Gardening: Gardening Tips and Techniques on Organic Raised Bed Gardening
The first time I came across an example of raised bed gardening, my reaction was, that is an extremely sensible way of gardening, you do not have to stoop down to ground level. I was seeing these raised garden beds in a friend’s home. She loved gardening. She also had back trouble. So crouching down in front of her beloved flower and vegetable as well as herbal garden in order to de-weed them was purgatory to her.
And then her handy do-it-yourself practical husband said, “Why don’t we raise the crops and plants in beds which are waist high?” And he immediately set about building 4 feet wide beds, in square shaped blocks with wood. The soil was raised above ground level, and placed in that wooden frame. The results were amazing.
It was only 10 years later that I found out that raised bed gardening was being practiced extensively all over the world. Avid gardeners were making bed frames out of concrete, rock, and even wood. They made the containers to their own particular requirements, with dimensions ranging from 1.0 m to 2 m, depending on the space they had.
Table of Contents
- Tips and techniques for Raised Bed Gardening
- The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening
- Raised Beds as Spiritual Therapy
- Conserving water in raised beds.
- Preventing Soil Erosion
- Keyhole gardens
- How to Construct a Raised Garden
- Choosing the Right Soil
- Rooting zone
- Making Raised Beds From Timber
- Support for the outer wall.
- Watering your raised beds
- How to check soil drainage In Your Garden
- Making a Kitchen Garden in Raised Beds
- How to Make a Compost Heap
- How to Make Leaf Compost
- Organic manure for Making Compost
- Making a Worm Farm
- Herbal Plants in Your Raised Garden
- Staggered Harvests
- Lasagna Gardening
- Author Bio
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