Don’t give up. Instead, enjoy the pleasure and convenience of growing your own food and flowers in a raised bed garden. With a sunny space, a bit of effort, and a little creativity, healthy eating can be cost-effective, convenient, and delicious. Plus, designing a garden-to-table space in your backyard sparks an incredible feeling of satisfaction, especially when you create seed-to-fork meals for family and friends.
Why Raised Bed Gardening?
Raised bed gardens provide many benefits:
1. Aesthetic Appeal
2. Superior Soil
3. Healthier Harvests
Additionally, as nutrients in the soil become depleted each season, replenishing soil in a raised bed is simple. Adding compost, like Black Gold® Garden Compost Blend, provides micronutrients to existing soil to refresh beds and ensure healthy, productive plants.
4. Prolific Produce
5. Water Control
6. Pest Protection
7. Season Extension
From saving a bit of backache to controlling the composition of your soil, raised beds provide many benefits in the garden.
Types of Raised Beds
Before You Begin with Your Raised Beds
If you’re a new gardener, start small so that you enjoy the process without becoming overwhelmed. You can always add more raised beds next season.
3 Tips for Raised Bed Site Selection
Raised Bed Site Preparation
Filling Your Raised Bed
For the best ingredients to create rich, productive soil for your garden, turn to National Garden Bureau members. They carry expertly researched and professionally developed soil amendments to make your garden flourish.
Planting Your Garden in the Raised Bed
Whatever your preference, raised beds make growing your favorite food, herbs, and flowers a great experience.
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