RAISED BED GARDENS
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RAISED BED GARDENING

RAISED BED GARDENING 101

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RAISED-BED
GARDENING




Raised-bed gardening is a form of gardening in which the soil is
formed in three-to-four-foot-wide (1.0Ė1.2 m) beds, which can be
of any length or shape. The soil is raised above the surrounding
soil (approximately six inches to waist-high), is sometimes
enclosed by a frame generally made of wood, rock, or concrete
blocks, and may be enriched with compost.

The vegetable plants are spaced in geometric patterns, much closer
together than in conventional row gardening. The spacing is such
that when the vegetables are fully grown, their leaves just barely
touch each other, creating a microclimate in which weed growth is
suppressed and moisture is conserved.

Raised beds produce a variety of benefits:

they extend the planting season,

they can reduce weeds if designed and planted properly,

they reduce the need to use poor native soil.

Since the gardener does not walk on the raised beds, the soil is not
compacted and the roots have an easier time growing. The close plant
spacing and the use of compost generally result in higher yields with
raised beds in comparison to conventional row gardening. Waist-high
raised beds enable the elderly and physically disabled to grow
vegetables without having to bend over to tend them.



Raised-bed gardening
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised-bed_gardening



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RAISED BED
GARDENING 101




Tips and ideas for high-yield, raised bed vegetable gardens


Advantages of Raised Bed Gardens


Improved Soil

The soil in raised beds is usually superior to that in row gardens
in part because it never gets stepped on (much less subjected to
the weight of machines) and therefore does not get compacted. Beyond
that, filling beds usually becomes an opportunity to get high-quality
soil and to fine-tune the mix of fertilizer and amendments. This is a
more affordable (and therefore attractive) prospect than it might at
first seem since none of these additions get wasted on or in paths:
all the good stuff goes into the beds themselves.



Improved Drainage

Raised garden beds are made to order for those whose native soil drains
either too quickly or too slowly. The mere fact of being raised improves
drainage in clay soils, but the real kicker is that you can mix the soil
to your own specifications, creating a fine loam even where clay or sandy
soil prevails.



Increased Yield

A raised bed warms up more quickly than does the surrounding soil in spring,
so itís possible to plant in them earlier than in a flat bed. The light soil
improves the movement of both water and air, and roots can spread out in
search of nutrients more easily than in compacted dirt. Itís therefore possible
to plant a raised bed more densely than one would the same amount of space in
a traditional garden, which translates into higher yields.

Yields increase also because more of the garden can be planted than in conventional
gardens. A traditional garden laid out in narrow rows devotes over half its space
to paths. Raised beds require either wide rows or enclosed beds, both of which can
cut the amount of space used by paths by a third to a half. As a result, more of
the garden can actually be used to grow things, rather than to walk around them.



Simplified Weed & Pest Control

The dense planting in a raised garden makes weeding difficult, so itís a good
thing that it also crowds weeds out. The walls of most raised beds create at
least a partial block to many blowing seeds and to most rhizomous plants. Where
aggressive weeds are a problem, raised gardens can be established on top of a
layer of weed cloth, blocking roots out completely. When sequential planting and
cover crops are used, ensuring that there is no bare dirt for weeds to colonize,
weed problems drop off to almost nothing.

Other pests can also be more easily controlled in a raised bed. Rodents can often
be blocked-out below with metal screens, and birds from above with netting or row
covers. Of course, any garden can be covered, but since raised beds are usually
small and intensively planted, doing so is easier than in a large, conventional
garden. Snails and slugs canít easily find their way into raised gardens, and are
more easily located and removed once they do make it.



Easy Access

Even those who donít have back problems can appreciate stooping less or not at all
when they garden. For those who do have back problems, (or knee problems, or any
of a dozen other physical limitations) the raised bed can make the difference
between gardening and not gardening. Permanent enclosed beds, built to the correct
height and width (usually about two feet high and three wide) make it possible to
garden from a wheelchair. Large timbers provide room to sit down right next to the
growing space, without kneeling or squatting, saving wear and tear on knees and
other joints.



Raised Bed Gardening 101
https://www.planetnatural.com/raised-bed-gardening/



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20 Raised Bed Garden
Designs and Beautiful Backyard
Landscaping Ideas

https://www.lushome.com/20-raised-bed-garden-designs-and-beautiful-backyard-landscaping-ideas/106363




50+ Free
Raised Bed Garden Plans
And Ideas That Are Easy To Build

https://www.epicgardening.com/raised-bed-garden-plans/




59 Free DIY
Raised Garden Bed Plans
& Ideas You Can Build in a Day

https://morningchores.com/raised-garden-bed-plans/




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SECTION 3



RAISED BED GARDENS
RAISED BED GARDENING
LINKS




9 DIY Raised Bed Garden Designs and Ideas
https://momwithaprep.com/diy-raised-bed-garden-designs-and-ideas/

10 Inspiring DIY Raised Garden Beds-Ideas,Plans and Designs
http://theselfsufficientliving.com/raised-garden-beds-building-plansideas-and-designs/

10 Raised Garden Bed Plans For A Year-Round Vegetable Garden
https://gardenseason.com/category/raised-bed-gardening/

11 Tips to Consider When Designing a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Layout
http://growingthehomegarden.com/2009/02/designing-raised-bed-vegetable-garden.html

15 Raised Garden Bed Ideas
https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/garden-styles-and-types/17-raised-garden-bed-ideas-pictures

16 Favorite Raised Bed Designs
https://www.sunset.com/garden/fruits-veggies/raised-garden-bed-designs

41 Backyard Raised Bed Garden Ideas
https://www.homestratosphere.com/raised-bed-gardens/

Build the Ultimate Raised Bed
https://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/ultimate-raised-bed-how-to

Free Raised Garden Bed Plans
http://myoutdoorplans.com/garden/free-raised-garden-bed-plans/

Gardening in Raisedbeds
http://www.gardeninginraisedbeds.com/



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How to Build Raised Garden Beds
https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/lawn-garden/how-to/g92/build-raised-garden-beds/

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
https://www.lowes.com/projects/gardening-and-outdoor/how-to-build-a-raised-garden-bed/project

How to Build a Super Easy Raised Bed
https://bonnieplants.com/library/super-easy-4-x-8-raised-bed/

How to Make a Raised Bed Garden
https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-make-raised-bed-garden-2539879

Raised Beds.com
https://raisedbeds.com/

Raised Bed Garden Design
https://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/design/raised-bed-garden-design

Raised bed garden designs
https://www.isavea2z.com/raised-bed-garden-designs-plans/

Raised Bed Gardens
https://www.gardendesign.com/vegetables/raised-beds.html

Raised Garden Beds
https://learn.eartheasy.com/guides/raised-garden-beds/

Raised Garden Beds
https://www.pinterest.com/explore/raised-garden-beds/

Raised Garden Bed Plans
https://www.bhg.com/gardening/plans/vegetable/raised-garden-bed-plans/

The Synergistic Garden
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2865701754864235132

Your 3-Step Guide to Building a Raised Garden Bed
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/how-to/g3579/build-a-raised-garden-bed/



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Readers Digest
https://www.rd.com/




Farmers Almanac
http://www.almanac.com/




Modern Farmer
http://modernfarmer.com/




The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




PLANETKIDS.BIZ
http://www.planetkids.biz/




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