Raised bed or container gardening has many advantages over traditional backyard gardens, including better soil and fewer weeds.
Before you give it a try, follow these few types to get you on the right track.
It’s important to survey all your options for raised beds. You can use corner brackets and use wood you already own or purchase a kit that includes everything you need.
The main concern for its location should be the amount of sunlight the area gets. Most vegetables should receive at least eight hours of full sun each day for optimum plant health and productivity.
Good soil is the single most important ingredient for a good garden. Raised beds give you an immediate advantage over a regular garden because can fill your raised bed with a blend of soil that's superior to the native soil in your yard. We recommend to fill it with 60 percent topsoil, 30 percent compost, and 10 percent growing mix that contains peat moss or perlite.
The soil in a raised bed doesn't dry out as fast as it does in a regular garden. The sides of the bed help retain moisture, and the plants shade the soil to reduce evaporation. Once plants are well established, your watering should be minimal except in hot weather and periods of drought.
We recommend using a granular, all-purpose organic fertilizer at planting time and again midseason to keep your plants healthy and maximize productive.
Container gardens are a convenient option for a productive vegetable garden this summer. Head to your local Stockdale’s now for all your garden, container as well as traditional gardening needs.