Reasons for Growing in a Raised Bed
Growing in a small backyard space does not mean you can’t build your own garden.
We are going to break down why growing in a raised bed is the way to go and some hacks on how to build your own.
Let’s get to the skinny.
Small backyards can offer you the opportunity to grow plants in containers, or in a raised bed.
Raised beds can range in size and you can either purchase pre-fabricated structures or build your own from scratch.
Why Use Raised Beds For Your Garden
Raised beds are:
–easy to maintain
–airy soil pockets allowing water to drain through well and provide moisture to help your plants hang on longer
–easier to control weeds
-raised beds area a great alternative for growing in small spaces
Check out our latest DIY Easy To Build Raised Beds in this video:
Designing Your DIY Raised Garden Bed
TEN HACKS for building a successful DIY raised garden bed:
- Pick the best spot to receive full sun in your backyard
- Figure out how you will water the bed before you place them
- Select Wood that is not pretreated, cedar works great and last longer
- Make your raised beds a max of 4 feet wide for optimal growing space
- Allow enough space to move around freely among each raised bed
- Add vertical elements such as a trellis or arch for plants to bolt out to
- Purchase seeds to grow that you know your family will eat
- Plan your layout for your vegetables, place the taller ones in back and shorter in front
- Before filling place weed barrier or flattened cardboard boxes at the bottom
- Fill the beds with the best compost you can afford for better growth