The raised garden beds are not only the latest trend in modern and rural gardening, they sure make the traditional digging-on-your-hands-and-knees approach a lot more convenient. Many people simply don’t garden (or garden as much as they would like to) because the work is a bit more grueling than simply sitting on a stool and potting plants. This is why raised garden beds have become more than a trend. And it have actually taken over modern gardening in a fairly widespread manner, even changing the lifestyles of traditionalists and the rural farming community. But how to choose the best raised garden bed for your needs?
So, what are raised garden beds, anyway? And, do they actually help?
In laymen’s terms, raised garden beds allow you to weed, water, de-bug and interact with your garden by touch without having to kneel on the ground. In our book, Yes, they actually help.
People who are disabled, inflexible, mildly aging, or simply tired of their gardener’s back hump can easily see the benefits of raised garden beds. They come in two varieties. The beds which have a soil level a foot or two above ground level. And the large-scale deep planters which actually make it possible for you to stand up or sit on a tall stool and get all of your planting and seeding done.
Other advantages of raised beds include the soil quality and weeding capabilities. In a raised bed, you provide all of your own soil (whether from digging it up or buying dirt from your local nursery). This creates a whole new level of convenience when it comes to pulling weeds. Not only is it easier to pull weeds. But truthfully, gardens with new dirt added really don’t need very much weeding at all. The weed seeds are simply not buried in the soil, waiting to spring up and ruin all of your plans.