Before constructing any raised beds consider whether the location chosen is appropriate, bearing in mind the requirements of the plants that will be planted. Vegetables, fruits and most flowering plants will need at least 8 hours of full sun each day, while some bedding plants such as begonias and New Guinea impatiens will need some shade.
Learn what the advantages of raised beds are, including:
How to properly prepare the garden site for a raised bed.
What type of materials should you use to make the raised bed?
How should you plant the raised bed?
What is the best construction method?
What vegetables should I plant?
What are the best composting methods?
Should I water by hand, use a simple gravity fed irrigation system or use a soaker hose/drip tapes?
What nutrition do my plants need?
The advantages of raised beds are numerous, including the ability to build up yard areas, detour pests and add a little beautification to a much needed TLC area. Begin constructing your raised beds today so you can make your spring planting deadline!