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Requirements For Planning A Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

By Mark Paul

Although planning a raised bed vegetable garden can be an exciting endeavor, you will need to remember a few things that will generate the best results for your garden.

Six basic steps, as detailed below, will help you with your raised bed vegetable garden.

1) The plan for your garden should be flexible with respect to space and the possible addition of more raised beds.

If you do this, you will easily be able to make any possible changes when the time comes without having to start over from the beginning.

2) Allow for the beds to be separate. Joint beds, although they may look attractive in your garden, can create difficulty in moving around.

If you do this, watering, harvesting, and cleaning, among other tasks, can be performed without difficulty due to the space between the beds.

3) Since you are using the raised bed system for your garden, there are numerous advantages to only using the absolute best materials because the system itself balances out the initial costs of the material.

Therefore, you don’t have to settle for the cheaper, less durable woods, such as pine when building your garden. Instead, you can contribute stone or cedar to your garden because they will last longer.

4) Allow for the best amount of sunlight and water to reach your plants every day.

Most vegetables require plenty of light, but this is not the case for all the plants you may find in your garden.

All your vegetables are going to need adequate water, but too much water can harm the roots. Make sure you have a proper drainage system to prevent this.

5) Take the time to consider which plants you want to be a part of your garden because otherwise you may feel as if you didn’t make the most of your efforts.

Know the average maturity rate for every bed in your garden, so you can keep your garden running smoothly.

6) Consider using fertilizer because using a raised bed vegetable garden will require you to transport soil anyways.

When including fertilizer in your garden, natural fertilizers, such as compost, are the most advisable.

Compost could greatly help your garden because it will provide your plants with all the nutrients that they will need especially nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic contents.

Other organic matter such as grass also enhances your garden because it increases the efficiency of the soil resulting in a much richer harvest.

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Paul, Mark "Requirements For Planning A Raised Bed Vegetable Garden." Requirements For Planning A Raised Bed Vegetable Garden. 22 Jun. 2010. 1 Sep 2014 <>.

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