Try Raised Vegetable Garden Plants For Home Gardening
Grow raised vegetable garden plants and watch
your garden take off! The raised bed vegetable garden has become a favorite
method of growing vegetables. It's a garden style that fits many situations, and
is laden with benefits.
Raised vegetable garden plants and beds
date back thousands of years to the Chinese culture. A raised bed
vegetable garden is created by building a bottomless box out of 2 x 6
lumber in a size that lets you easily reach all parts of the bed -
usually about 4 feet across.
You make a simple frame in these dimensions,
and fill it with soil. The convenient size of the garden makes it easy to weed,
thin, and pick your vegetables from any side of the bed. Any wood will do, but
for best durability use cedar, redwood, or green-treated boards.
Benefits of Raised Vegetable
It's easy to see how manageable a raised bed
vegetable garden is. This style of garden is also the perfect answer to
poor soil. You can import the very best soil mix to fill the bed. The result is
fertile soil that is stone-free, perfect for any type of vegetable.
Don't hesitate to plant anything once you know
the best planting
times for your raised vegetable garden plants. All veggies (and
good candidates for raised
Raised bed vegetable gardens are great in cool,
wet climates because they heat up quickly in the spring, and dry out nicely in
the summer. The soil in a raised bed warms up faster as planting season
approaches, which speeds up planting times for garden vegetables for both seeds
Care Tips for Your Raised Bed Vegetable
Add compost to
the soil every season to keep the soil fertile.
soil almost every year, as needed.
Plant a cover
crop in the early fall, such as winter rye or clover.
To expand your
vegetable garden layouts in the future, simply add more raised vegetable
garden plants and beds.
When you design
several raised vegetable garden beds, make the paths between them at least
two feet wide. Keep weeds out of your paths by laying black plastic down and
covering them with gravel, pebbles, or wood chips. There is also
commercial matting made just for controlling weeds.
It takes just a
small amount of labor to get your raised vegetable garden plants up and growing.
Once your raised garden is in place, you will save time and effort in later
years - and you and your family will love the results!