Category Raised Gardens

Organic Vegetable Gardening For Delicious and Healthy Meals All Year Long

Monday, March 20, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Once you have gotten everything together that you will need to create and maintain your organic vegetable garden you need something to plant in it. For many choosing what vegetables to grow is the fun part of organic vegetable gardening since you get to imagine what sort of vegetables you will see shooting up from your new garden. There are many organic vegetable seeds available for sale from retailers both online and offline. In fact, there are so many seeds to choose from that some people find themselves completely overwhelmed by their options.

If you are someone that has never grown vegetables before then it is important that you stick to vegetables that are easy to grow...

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Why Go For Organic Growing

Friday, March 17, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Gardening of any type is healing and soothing along with a way to enjoy, as you bite into the first ripe tomato of the season. If you pick to go organic, you’re making a choice to protect the environment as well as your household when you grow your personal food.

The majority of people will immediately think of vegetable gardening, anytime the word organic is mentioned, nevertheless, the same concepts could be applied to flower gardens. Going organic is so crucial to the Earth as we have to preserve our natural resources and insure we have a healthy place to live.

Try getting your children involved in gardening too. Nurturing vegetables from seed to harvest definitely contributes to increased feelings of assurance, self-esteem and pride...

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All About Raised Bed Gardens

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Copyright (c) 2012 Jack Russell

Raised bed gardens are the answer for people around the world who are struggling with trying to grow plants in poor soil conditions. A raised garden bed allows gardeners to completely control the soil in which they plant their vegetables, allowing them to avoid trying to improve the native soil by just completely bypassing it.

How a Raised Bed Garden Works

A raised bed garden is built right on top of the native soil in a garden. This is done in a couple of different ways.

The first method is to simply pile new soil on top of the native solid without any kind of barrier in between or any container to hold it in. This is the easy method...

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Gardening in raised Bed

Saturday, March 11, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

There are many ways and materials that can be used to build a raised bed for gardening. A raised bed garden is a great place to grow vegetables and flowers, and will last for many seasons of gardening.

People often choose to use raised beds if they cannot dig into the ground for some reason. Often the soil is not fertile and plants will struggle to survive. Older people and people with disabilities will enjoy the benefits of raised beds as they can move in between the raised beds with ease. Making a raised bed is a fantastic way to control the soil and grow a vast quantity of plants in a very small space. You can control the temperature and moisture, meaning you can extend the growing season.

Build a raised bed garden using basic materials such as treat wood, rocks, stones and blocks, all ...

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How To Build Raised Bed Gardens

Sunday, March 5, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Copyright (c) 2012 Jack Russell

Raised bed gardens make gardening easy. There are a number of benefits to gardening with a raised bed, and these handy garden beds are fairly simple to build.

What is a Raised Bed Garden?

This type of gardening saves the gardener from dealing with bad soil conditions. The garden is built above ground, and filled with the soil of your preference. From then on, you have complete control over the texture of the soil, and its ingredients. It can be tailored to fit any plant.

The garden should be built above the native soil, and may even include it. The garden can be built free-form, or contained without hindering plant growth. Just about anything can be planted inside the garden.

Benefits

1. Less weeds.

Because these gardens are built above ground, with a barrie...

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How To Do Successful Raised Beds Gardening At Home

Thursday, March 2, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

If you are interested in raised beds gardening, the first thing that you need to know is the fact that raised garden beds come in different sizes and shapes. There are several benefits associated with using raised beds gardens and key among them is the fact that they can be used for the purposes of growing foods and delivering phenomenal results. They are easy to manage and make a great choice. While this is the case, there are a couple of things that you need to know below before proceeding to use them.

The best thing about indulging in raised beds gardening is the fact that there is a variety of materials which can be used to construct the bed gardens. This ranges from cylinder blocks, bricks, wood and stone which are used in dry wall arrangements...

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Advantages Of Raised Bed Gardens

Friday, February 24, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Copyright (c) 2012 Jack Russell

Poor soil can make growing a productive garden difficult for even the most experienced gardeners. Efforts to improve bad soil include adding soil amendments, aerating and fertilizing the soil on a regular basis. These practices are time consuming activities that don’t often produce desired results. However, those who have poor soil on their property yet still wish to grow a garden can easily do so using raised bed gardens. A raised bed is simply a garden space created above the ground, ensuring that the homeowner has complete control over the quality of the soil. Although all types of plants can be grown in raised beds, this technique is most often used for vegetable and herb gardens.

A raised bed can be built with a structure around it to keep it intact, or...

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A Few Things To Know About Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Raised beds are a well-accepted way of growing fruits and vegetables in your backyard. You get so much more when you have raised bed gardens. Raised bed gardens definitely have an edge over traditional gardens.

One of the biggest advantages to growing in raised beds is the fact that you can save a lot of space over traditional gardening. If you plant in rows, as most people do in traditional gardening, about half of your garden space is taken up by the paths between rows!

That much space could have been good for something else. Not only is a raised bed garden efficient, it also saves a lot of space. This means you can harvest a lot more produce from the same amount of space.

You have the benefit of having an easier time when it comes to the soil in raised gardens...

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Turning to Organic Gardening

Sunday, February 12, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Organic gardening is a chemical free and earth friendly method of gardening. Organic gardening and conventional gardening differ on how they control pests and nourish the soil. Conventional gardening uses chemical pesticides and chemical fertilizers while organic gardens use organic means of enriching the soil and organic weed killers and fertilizers.

Organic gardens follow natural practices that include:
Organic Soil: Quality soil is the main component of creating a successful garden. By providing nourishing natural substances to the soil, you will be well on your way to growing healthy plants and vegetables. For an organic garden, it is essential to add natural additives such as organic compost, manure, chopped leaves, and mulches...

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Why To Switch To Raised Bed Gardens

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Raised Gardens  No comments

Copyright (c) 2012 Jack Russell

Raised bed gardens are a boon to all sorts of gardening enthusiasts. Some gardeners switch to raised beds to avoid the need to use poor local soil. Others need to squeeze maximum output from minimum space. Still others make the switch because health issues make traditional gardening too difficult. Bed shape and size is limited only by imagination and resources. Perhaps best of all, well designed raised beds can out-produce traditional gardens with less effort.

Easier on the Gardener

Raised beds can range from a mere six inches above ground to hip-height. Gardens may be placed on the ground or on top of sturdy tables. The height of the garden can be critical for people with disabilities, the elderly, or those who simply want less strain...

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