Advantages of Raised Bed gardening
Do you have poor soil or bad drainage? Is your landscape boring or too steep? If you've considered raised bed gardening but thought it was too expensive or time-consuming, you might want to reconsider. Raised beds just might be worth the time and money.
- Poor drainage
- Poor soil
- Sloping ground
Plus raised beds can add beauty and interest to a boring landscape by:
- Adding height to flat gardens
- Providing level planting areas on steep grounds
Adding pavers and gravel around the beds creates a cozy court yard effect. The beds design can be flexible - rectangular, square or in corners.
Raised Bed Soil and Planting Medium
- 1/3 peat moss
- 1/3 perlite
- 1/3 worm castings
Watering Raised Beds
Self watering systems make sense for raised beds as well. Simply install a barrel (paint or decorate to blend into the landscape), elevated higher than the raised bed ground level. Install a faucet at the bottom and attach a seep hose or emitters to lay along the bed. Fill the barrel with water and add a small dose of VermaPlex® for maximum plant nutrition through "micro-dosing".