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Advantages Of Raised Bed Gardening And Why You Should Try It

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Come On, Join To Millions Of Gardeners Preferring Using Raised Beds

When I first began gardening in my lovely backyard, the idea of mine was just enjoying the gardening itself, plain joy of it, playing with the soil and plants… So, no matter why you are planning to start off your gardening life, for home grown-taste of vegetables, full of nutrients, chemical, and pesticide-free yields, or just the same reason like mine, you have an ignitor for your very own garden.

For people laboring large-scale productions, traditional gardening has some advantages over other types when it comes to time/result performance. However, for homeowners, who have limited place and consumption, raised bed gardening more preferable way of dealing with the job.

Here I’m talking about containers several inches above the ground. For building the containers almost any convenient materials can be used, including wood, rocks, bricks, or even straw bales. As dimensions, to reach to each point easier, front to back width shouldn’t exceed four feed and the depth should be at least six inches.

 

Here Are Some Advantages Of Raised Bed Gardening for Vegetable Gardening

Meeting Desired Soil Needs

For a healthy vegetable growth, the soil needs to be in a loose, friable form to provide improved drainage and ventilation, contrary to native soil of your garden, which has more clay content causing tighter texture and poor drainage and even sometimes more rocky structure, preventing the roots to reach their maximum potential. Using raised bed is a perfect cure for this problem.

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Ability To Set The Soil Structure For Your Demands.

Using raised beds, you are able to improve the soil structure by setting it to the required texture, nutrient and PH levels by your vegetable preference. If you are unlucky about the native soil quality like most of us, using raised beds allows you to improve the quality of the soil by mixing it with nutrients, composts, earthworms and other organic components in large amounts. Adding the nutrients to the soil in regular periods will keep the soil in perfect condition from all aspects.

Increased Yields
With raised bed gardening, vegetables are planted closer comparing to traditional gardening. Having improved quality soil with organic nutrients, raised beds will provide you sow more plants and higher yields per squire foot. As walking on the soil will cause soil compaction and damage the soil quality, raised beds will prevent this problem by letting you walk around the beds.

Maintenance Simplicity

Traditional gardens need extra care to deal with creeping plants all around, which means extra redundant workload, while raised beds let those unwanted grass and creepers out of the beds. Obviously, this helps to keep a healthy and continuous plant growth. Besides this, you can also install a walking path of rocks or other materials around the beds, place decorative pavers around to improve your overall landscaping while preventing those unwanted creepings.

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