The Benefits of Using a Raised Garden Bed for Your Garden

Raised garden bed

How can you have a garden without great soil?

Today, we are continuing our series called, “Beginner Gardener Wednesday”. During this series, we have shared with you plants, trees, shrubs, fruit, vegetables, and more that are easy to grow. This series helps even the gardener who is just setting out to be successful.

Today, we want to share with you the benefits of using a raised garden bed. Raised garden beds are a really easy way to have a garden, and they are typically easy to construct. The key word here is easy.

If you are still on the fence about whether or not the raised garden bed is for you, check out the benefits below. Today, we are only scratching the surface of this topic. Friday, we will be sharing with you how to actually build a raised garden bed.

The Fabulous Benefits of Raised Garden Beds

  • In the spring, a raised garden bed warms really quickly. This is great because you can begin gardening earlier.
  • You have the opportunity to tailor the soil to the plants you would like to grow.
  • While, there is work in the construction of the bed, once that’s done there is a lot less maintenance required when compared to a traditional garden.
  • Raised garden beds are a great option if you have poor soil or not a lot of room to grow a garden.
  • Raised beds provide really great drainage.
  • They promote deep roots.
  • Deep roots and great drainage mean one thing, a high yielding crop.
  • Raised beds are known for reducing the amount of time spent on weeding. You can actually put a weed barrier between the ground and the soil in the bed to prevent weeds from growing.
  • You can easily keep animals out by putting chicken wire between the bed and the ground.
  • If you move, you can bring the entire garden with you. Bag up the soil and put the garden box in the moving truck and simply replant when you arrive at your new home.
  • The Old Farmers Almanac states the following about raised garden beds:

    “Allows for a longer growing season, since you can work the soil more quickly in the spring in frost-hardened regions.”

The truth is that raised garden beds just look good! Make sure to come back on Friday and check out how to build one.

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