Every person who plants vegetables wishes to have an abundance of crops by harvest time. With the uncertainty of Mother Nature, many people fall victim to bad weather or pests and lose many vegetables. Perhaps, this is the reason for an increased popularity in raised bed vegetable gardening. The advantages of going with a raised bed garden are becoming more difficult to ignore. The time and money spent up front to build a proper container is well worth it. Raised bed vegetable gardening is time consuming and expensive in the beginning but the success rate of healthy vegetables increases dramatically. Below are a few tips for you to consider before building your raised bed garden.
The first step in the process is finding a good spot for your garden. You will need to find a place that has a great deal of sunlight. This will ensure that your vegetables get the proper sunlight needed to grow. Be sure to also pick a place that you feel will be permanent. Moving around a raised bed garden can be very difficult and should be avoided. Finding a place close to a source of water is another great suggestion. This will keep you from having to drag a hose or carry pitchers of water to the location of the bed. Getting this first step right is crucial to your raised bed vegetable gardening success.
The second thing you need to decide is what type of material you wish to build your container out of. This will all depend on the budget you have available and how much work you are willing to put in. Many people opt to use treated wood and build a customized container. However, you can also use cinder blocks, bricks or even fiberglass. Just be sure that you have a solid plan and the process with go much smoother and save you a ton of money.
The final thing you need to do is decide on which soil you want to use. Once your container is built finding the perfect soil for your garden is all that is left before choosing your vegetables. Raised bed vegetable gardening gives you the ability to choose any soil you wish and mix it with the proper fertilizers and nutrients to ensure proper growth. Just be sure to do proper research to find out if any particular soil or nutrients works best with what you are looking to grow.
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The Watch Us Grow Team