Gardener’s Corner by Melinda Myers

Ease into gardening with a raised bed

Raised bed gardens with benches make it easier to plant, maintain and harvest. Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Plants
Raised bed gardens with benches make it easier to plant, maintain and harvest. Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Plants

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

Whether you purchase a kit or build your own, there are a few things to consider when creating a raised bed garden.

Locate the garden in a sunny area if possible. Most plants require at least six hours of sun, and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and melons produce best with a full day of sunlight.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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