There are many ways on how people grow their plants. Some people prefer to do hydroponics gardening and some people may prefer other methods of gardening such as the raised bed gardening.
There is no right or wrong in term of choosing the gardening methods to be used in your gardening activities. It is all depending on your circumstances and budget.
For example, people who do not have a large area of land would most probably to choose hydroponic gardening methods to enable them to grow plants.
As long as your garden produces the result that you want, it can already be considered that you have done the right choice.
One of the gardening methods that is usually preferred by many gardeners is the raised bed gardening method.
For those of you who still do not really know what it is, it can be easily described as a gardening technique that are using boxes to contain the planting material such as soil and compost and the plants will be planted within the boxes or the containers.
There are a lot benefits that you could get from using the raised garden beds to grow your plants and that is why a lot of people choose to do this gardening methods.
Some of the benefits that you can gain by doing raised bed gardening methods are:
a) Preventing the Soil from Compaction
By the doing this type of gardening you are saving the soil from being compacted by various gardening activities that you do especially stepping on the planting beds.
b) To Easily Control Pests.
You can easily control the pests problems especially the soil borne pest through raised bed gardening.
c) Provide good drainage to the plants.
By using raised bed gardening you can provide good drainage soils to your vegetables or flowers plants.
This is because the soil that you will be using in the raised bed have been carefully selected and treated before you do the planting works.
d) Easily maintain you plants.
As you are planting your vegetable plants with proper planning, maintenance works such as fertilizing, watering and pest controlling could be easily done with the raised bed gardening method.
Any treatments that need to be done can also be done efficiently as you can specifically detect the problems of each raised bed before taking action accordingly.
e) Looks neat and beautiful.
Besides having the advantages to you plants as listed above, you can also have a neat and beautiful garden if you really plan the layout of your raised beds within your garden.
Different type Of Raised Beds
The boxes or the containers for the planting beds can be made by many types of materials such as woods, steels or even bricks.
You can make the raised beds by yourself or you can even buy the one that is ready-made.
Before planning in buying or making your planting beds there are a few factors that need to be thought initially.
1. The Height of the Raised Garden Bed
The first thing to consider is the height of the planting beds or planting boxes. The height of the boxes must be made depending on the plant’s requirements especially the roots, requirements.
Different plants have different roots’ depth requirement. Some of the plants’ roots go deeper into the soil and some other plants’ roots only grow just below the soil surface.
Plants’ root is important for nutrients intake of the plants. If the condition of your raised beds depth are not the same as the plants root requirement it may affect the ability of the plants roots to uptake nutrients at the optimum level and eventually will affect the plants’ growth.
2. The Size of The Raised Gaden Bed
The second aspect to consider before making or buying any raised bed kits for your garden is to consider what size is suitable for you.
The size of the raised bed kit will determine the quantity of the plants and also the amount of maintenance works that need to be done.
After considering these few factors before taking any action, it will give you with a lot of advantages of having a good and suitable raised beds kit for your garden.
If you are not keen in making the raised bed boxes on your own, there a lot of ready-made raised beds kits for garden available in the market for you to buy.
They come in various sizes, various materials and various designs. You just need to choose the one that is really suitable to your needs.
Below are some of the available raised bed kits for gardens available in the market.
1. Greenes Cedar Raised Bed Kits for Gardens
If you want a garden raised bed kits that were made from wood, one the best choice for you is the Cedar Raised Garden Bed that is produced by Greenes.
As you can see from its name, this raised bed kits is 100% made from the cedar wood.
All the woods have been treated that they are not going to be easily rotten and are resistant from the insect’s attack.
The size of this raised bed kits is 2 ft x 8 ft x 10.5 inches. However, if the height is not enough for you, this product has been design so that you can easily extent the height by putting another layer of the boards. The extension layers need to be bought separately.
This raised bed model is also very easy to be installed. No tools are required to assemble all the parts together. You just need to slide the boards at each of the corner. Then you are done.
The price for this raised bed kits at Amazon.com can be deemed as reasonable.
At this moment, these products have been rated quite high at Amazon.com which can be considered that this product is worth the money you spent to own it.
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2. Smart Pots Big Bag Bed Fabric Raised Bed Kits for Gardens
This product have been highly rated by its previous buyers at the time when this article is written.
This shows that most of the buyers are extremely satisfied with the performance of this raised bed kit.
If you are someone who does not like the hassle in assembling all the garden bed kit’s parts together then this type of garden bed would be the best choice for you.
To use this garden bed is very easy, you just need to go to the place where you want the raised bed to be and then unfold it. You are now ready for the planting works. Yes it is truly as easy as that.
Unlike the raised bed mentioned before that is made from woods, this smart raised bed is made from a special fabric that is flexible but on the other hand is very sturdy that make this raised bed kit very suitable for gardening purposes.
This smart raised bed kit model come in 3 different sizes. The sizes that are available are Mini, Junior, and Original (the biggest size).
The price is also different for each of the size. I think it is also worth the money you spend to own this raised bed kit.
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3. Lifetime 60053 Raised Bed Kits for Gardens, 2 Beds and 1 Early Start Vinyl Enclosure
This model of garden’s raised bed is another raised bed that is being highly rated from their previous buyers.
With that kind of scores we can easily make an assumption that buyers are very satisfied with the product that they have bought. If not why do they bother to rate this product for high rating.
This model of raised beds is made from polyethylene plastic that is a totally different material from both of the raised beds mentioned earlier.
The price for one set of this product at the moment at Amazon.com is also quite reasonable.
With only one price you will be getting 2 raised beds. The size of each of the raised beds is 4 ft. x 4 ft.
You have a choice to use the raised beds separately at different areas or you can choose to use it together by stacking them vertically on top of each other to increase the height of your raised bed.
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That is all about the garden raised bed kits. It is hoped that you already have some ideas about different types of raised garden bed kits that are suitable for your garden that is available in the market.
Should you have any questions regarding the topic that we have discussed here, please do not hesitate to ask in the comment section below as I would be very happy to help you.