Raised beds are perfect for growing vegetables so we’ll take you through sime of the best raised beds available to DIY or buy…
Raised beds are suitable for growing a wide range of fruits and vegetables.
Although it’s possible to grow food directly into prepared ground there are seberal reasons why planting in a raised bed is better.
Let’s take a look at some of the best raised beds available to buy or build yourself.
Larch is a popular choice for cladding buildings because it is reliable and doesn’t require regular treatment.
For this reason it’s also perfect for building a simple raised bed.
Simply nail or screw 4 lengths together to make a rectangle and fill with top soil and compost.
This fun technique is a great idea if you’re lacking in top soil or compost.
First you’ll need to pile some logs and sticks on the ground. Cover that with leaves. Then add a layer of leaves mixed with soil. Next uou need some half-rotted compost (fruit and veg peelings) from your food bin. Finally, top with soil and compost and getting planting.
Pallets can usually be acquired either for free or very cheap and although the wood won’t last forever it will give you at least a couple of growing seasons.
Make sure that the pallets you are using haven’t been chemically treated. This post explains how to do that better than I can.
If you happen to have a load of bricks going spare then they’ll make a handy raised bed.
Had to include this picture because of the dog!
These raised bed corners make building a raised bed rwally easy. Just screw them on and you’re ready to get gardening.
A steel raised bed might be just what you’re looking for. They look great and will heat up the soil helping seeds to germinate.
This one is deep enough to build up layers of sticks, leaves and rotting compost too.
Remember you’ll need to feed your plants with an organic natural fertilizer as they grow.
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Have fun choosing the best raised bed for growing vegetables for your garden.
Amy is on a mission to demonstrate that gardening doesn’t have to be complicated. Her motto is ‘shove it in the soil and see…and usually it works