Raised Garden Beds: the easiest and most affordable way to grow vegetables and herbs
One of the most beloved and enjoyed gardening pastimes is vegetable and herb gardening, and the raised bed garden may be easiest way to partake in this fun and sustainable activity.
With so much buzz about organic gardening, healthy eating, sustainable living, and tight budgets, it’s easy to see why this classic hobby is becoming a vogue cause once more.
The benefits of designer raised garden beds
Take control of your planting
Standard raised bed gardens are made of wood, usually no more than 3-4 feet wide, and arranged with ample walking space between them. The construction products are economical and last several years, depending on the type of wood used. The short width makes it easy to reach the middle of the beds to plant, harvest, and maintain, and the height can be customized for less bending and stooping.
One huge benefit of designer raised garden beds (and any type of container gardening) is the ability to control the soil quality. They also act as a great weed deterrent. Raised bed gardens are deep enough to grow root vegetables, and can include trellises and tipis for tall, vining plants, making them the ultimate compact growing space. As you can see, the pros are quite extensive when it comes to the beautiful and classic raised bed garden.
Homegrown food is better for you
First come the seeds. You can choose your own organic, non-GMO heirloom varieties. Forget mealy, tasteless tomatoes – you’ll get veggies that your tastebuds will thank you for! Next, you’ll choose only the best organic, nutrient-dense soil for those fantastic seeds. And there’s no need for nasty chemical fertilizers and pesticides, as there are always organic and natural solutions to be found.
Finally, when it comes time to harvest, you’ll get truly ripe produce. No getting picked early and sprayed with various mystery chemicals to ‘preserve’ them in transit, speed up the ‘ripening’ process, or give them a ‘healthy’ color. The raised bed garden is an obvious way to begin your journey towards better health and taste!
A happier YOU and a happier planet
Much of life’s joy and satisfaction comes from knowing ‘you can!’ Being capable and in control feels good. What if you could meet a decent portion of your core need for sustenance, while producing food that’s far superior and more economical than you can buy at the store? Well, YOU CAN!
You'll also have the proud feeling of knowing you’re doing the right thing for our precious planet. Most of our produce (organic or not) gets shipped over vast distances with the use of fossil fuels. We all know that’s not the best thing for our environment, and it isn’t sustainable. The food suffers in transit and has to be picked unripe and often processed in unsavory ways to help it survive the trip. We can get better nutrition from our backyards and ‘do the right thing’ at the same time. It’s a win-win.
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