How to Build Your Very Own Raised Garden Bed: The Ultimate Guide
The love of gardening has reached an all-time high. Around 77% of all Americans regularly garden. And experts attribute a lot of that growth to the ease of raised bed gardening.
Instead of wallowing over unfavorable soil conditions, Americans have left the excuses in the past as they find new ways to grow their own produce.
Are you ready to grow a green thumb thanks to the ease and convenience of raised gardening? Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about building a raised garden bed this spring.
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Decide What You Want To Plant
Wondering how to build a garden? The first thing to do is decide on what you want to plant.
If you’re interested in growing your own food, some of the more popular options include tomatoes, peppers, green beans, and lettuce. Most of these plants need at least six hours of sunlight every day for ideal growth.
Start by identifying a few ideal garden locations within your yard. Monitor the location throughout the day to see which spot gets the most sunlight. Whichever spot gets the most light is the new home for your garden boxes.
Purchase the Necessary Equipment
The first thing you’ll want to find is a raised garden bed kit. While you can build your own with wood from a hardware store, raised garden kits come with everything you need and clear instructions. Just follow the instructions on the package and you’ll have your own garden bed.
Then, you’ll need soil for raised beds. Home Depot or similar stores with gardening departments are a great place to shop. Find a soil that has nutrients and purchase enough to fill your bed.
If you’re in an area that doesn’t receive a lot of rain, you may want to consider getting a water tank like this one here. These collect any rainwater you receive and store it until you are ready to use the water. If you get one decent rainfall each month, you can collect enough water to supply your garden every day.
Plant and Watch Your Produce Grow
After you build raised beds and put in the soil, all that’s left to do is plant!
Read the care instructions of each plant before placing it in the ground. If your plants didn’t come with any instructions, use this online plant care guide. Then, follow the proper watering, sunlight, and nutrient recommendations.
After you get your plants in the ground, you can enjoy your freshly-grown produce in a matter of weeks!
Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor With a Raised Garden Bed
With a little forethought and the right supplies, you can create your own raised garden bed in no time.
Remember to start by thinking about what plants you want to grow and what part of your yard is ideal for your garden. Then, purchase the things you need, such as plants, raised garden bed kit, and soil. Finally, construct your raised garden and get your plants in the soil!
Looking for more outdoor projects to tackle once the warm weather returns? Head over to the DIY section of this site for some project inspiration.