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
Garden Plants

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 
flowers) are good candidates for raised 
bed gardening.

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 or seedlings.

Care Tips for Your Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

  • Add compost to the soil every season to keep the soil fertile.

  • Replenish the 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!


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