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CricketVS 04-29-2015 07:21 PM

8 Things to Love about Raised Garden Beds​


Double-digging and building frames may seem like too much of a commitment for some simple garden plots, but gardeners who build raised garden beds rarely go back to the old way of growing their favorite plants. The modern popularity of this gardening technique might be traced back to the 1980s, when Mel Bartholomew had his hit television show, Square Food Gardening, on PBS. Bartholomew praised the many advantages of raised beds and began a trend that home and organic gardeners continue today.
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Jinga 05-09-2015 01:19 PM

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I loved my raised garden bed at my old house. My dad and I built it together. Sadly we had to leave it behind when we moved. We stapled wire mesh on the underside of the bed before we placed it and it was a lifesaver when a mole (or other burrowing creature) tried to get into the garden. It just kept circling, but could never find a way in. The plastic mesh on top was to keep the bird and huge number of wild bunnies from devouring my veggies. There were also way way less weeds than my regular garden beds. Wish I had one at my new place!

CricketVS 05-09-2015 03:39 PM

Will you be doing any gardening this year?

Jinga 05-09-2015 08:37 PM

Yes. We just moved in April 25th, so I'm very excited. Between the weather, my kids and moving stuff, I haven't had a lot of time to get things going yet. I was hoping to plant this weekend. Since I live in Illinois (zone 5b), I have to hold back on planting too early anyway. I think this year I'll just work with what's already here. I think there's a large area of raspberries already in the garden, but I'm not completely sure what the plants are yet. Next year I hope to build some raised beds. This year will be an experiment in a new area anyway.

Nancy F Davis 01-27-2016 11:07 PM

Yeah..I too love my garden bed :) I got 100+ fresh tomatoes in this month from the raised vegetable garden bed Raised beds are good for growing almost anything and they are available in a variety of different materials. I made it in my garden with the help of garden bed expert ‘In the Backyards’ (

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