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What You Need to Know About Raised Bed Gardening?

Written by Naomi Meza


Posted on April 04 2023

There are many ways to set up your garden and one of the increasingly popular methods is the raised bed gardening method.

This gardening style offers unique gardening advantages especially when the soil is well fertilized and aerated improving drainage and plant health.

Here are a few things you should know about raised bed gardening.


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What is a Raised Garden Bed?

Pepper plants rowing in brown raised garden beds in backyard

Raised bed gardening is a form of gardening in which the soil is raised above ground level using different materials.

Some gardeners use wood panels while others use concrete bricks or rocks to contain the soil.

The soil is typically enriched with composed and other materials to support different garden plant varieties.


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Benefits of Using a Raised Garden Bed

Vegetables growing in raised garden bed

Raised garden beds have plenty of benefits to offer the gardener including reduced weed population.

If done right, the raised garden bed should have little to no weeds.

In addition, since a raised garden is built out of the gardener's path your soil will remain loose and well-aerated giving plant roots an easy time spreading through the soil.

A raised garden is also easier for people with physical challenges to manage.

The elderly and differently-abled should have no trouble tending to a raised garden.

The Best Material for Building a Raised Bed

Raised garden bed built with brown wood

The material you choose for your garden depends entirely on your goals for the garden.

You may find that wood will not last as long as stone or metal but it makes for an aesthetically pleasing setup.

Some gardeners may also choose to use old tires or other recycled materials.


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How Much Soil Would You Require?

Person holding soil in hands

The amount of soil your garden needs depends on the size of your garden.

You can however decide how deep you want your garden to be.

On average, you should aim for at least 12" of soil in the raised part of the garden and at least 6 more inches of soil under the raised garden bed.

This gives the plant roots plenty of room to grow.

Keep in mind that you should always adjust your measurement to accommodate the soil settling after it's watered down.

Why Use a Raised Garden Bed?

Person touching plants growing in a raised garden bed

Using a raised garden bed is great for anyone who wants a low-maintenance gardening experience.

This is because you will have little to no tilling to do.

In addition, a raised bed garden allows for much better drainage, an important quality when planting garden variety plants.

Lastly, a raised bed garden looks nicer compared to other kinds of garden setups.


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When to Fertilize Your Raised Bed

Woman in jeans and plaid shirt using greenway biotech tomato fertilizer for tomato plant starters

Before fertilizing your raised garden bed you may need to ensure that your soil has good drainage and a tolerable PH level.

After this is sorted out you can then use Greenway Biotech Inc. products to fertilize your soil before finally planting your seed or seedling.

Raised Bed Garden Bed Tips

The soil you put into your raised vegetable beds should be properly enriched with important fertilizers.

You also need to ensure that the soil PH is just right for your raised bed gardening journey.

If your soil PH is off you can use Greenway Biotech Inc.'s Dolomite to balance out soil that is too acidic.


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If you plan of planting a variety of vegetables in your garden then Lettuce Fertilizer is your best bet for a leafy green and bountiful harvest.

The best vegetables to grow in raised beds include:

  • Kale

  • Lettuce

  • Cabbage

  • Broccoli

  • Spinach

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We are dedicated to producing the best quality fertilizers to help you bring your gardening dream to life including the best fertilizer for raised bed vegetable gardens.

We have a product for every gardener's unique needs from beginners to experts.

Browse our shop and pick out what your garden needs to grow healthy plants!



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