My garden site is wet and slow to warm up in the spring so indoor vegetable gardening is the way I get into my garden earlier. If you have a similar type property or if you want to enjoy fresh veggies for most of the year, indoor gardening is the way to go.
For simple steps to planting a vegetable garden in raised beds check out my new ebook "Vegetable garden plans for raised beds" . I provide easy to follow diagrams and dates on when to plant your vegetables.
Benefits of raised bed vegetable gardening:
Disadvantages for raised bed vegetable gardening:
Making your raised bed:
When making a raised vegetable bed you can use a variety of materials to build it. A raised bed can be free standing in the sense of mounding your existing soil. This works well if you already have good soil and you just want it to warm up quicker in the spring. Built raised beds can be placed almost anywhere in your garden layout.
If you are going to have several beds make sure you leave enough room between them to bring in your wheelbarrow.
Filling your raised bed
You will need to fill your bed with rich light soil such as equal parts of peat moss, compost and topsoil. One way is to remove some of the top soil in your pathways to add to your new beds.
Start seeding your vegetables. Just one note, you will need to
replenish the soil
every year. Amending your soil by adding compost or aged manure is one
of the best ways to do this. Having fertile healthy soil will allow your veggie plants to mature and remain healthier.
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