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Raised bed garden

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Sheila Schmitz added this to Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden
A raised garden offers a great way to control the quality of your soil, as you can fill it with a mix of topsoil, planting mix and compost. This deep, rich soil mix will allow you to grow more vegetables than you could in the same square footage of regular garden soil.
Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to Rocky Mountain Gardener's August Checklist
Spread compost. Compost is nature’s perfect soil amendment. It loosens clay soils to allow better water and air penetration, and when added to sandy or gravelly soils, compost forms organic aggregates that retain water and nutrients. Use compost as a top dressing around vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs, working it into the soil lightly. A summertime application of compost will help the soil retain moisture and also stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms. You may use your own compost or purchase Class I compost (which can be used any time of year in any type of soil) from a reliable supplier.
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to Southern California Gardener's September Checklist
Turn, water, wait, weed: A simplified mantra for prepping a new garden bed.Soil prep. A great garden begins with great soil: Don't skimp on this vital task. The goal of soil preparation and amendment is to create a healthy soil microbial suite — the microflora and microfauna that are essential to breaking down organic material that other soil flora and fauna convert to soluble plant nutrients. (Admittedly, this is an over-simplification of the process. The point is, be good to your soil, and it will be good to you.)Soil prep will depend on what you're planting. Natives and Mediterranean plants. These need little soil prep. Most are adapted to lean soils (low organic content, low nutrients). Trees, shrubs and perennials. Limit soil amendment to the planting hole itself, and leave surrounding soil undisturbed. A heavy layer of mulch around the new plant and adjacent soil will provide what's needed for a healthy soil microbial suite. Annuals and vegetables. Prepare an entire area or bed to provide the organic-rich, well-draining soil that these plants require. New beds: Let's assume you're just getting started and you want to have beds ready for planting now. To prepare a new bed, remove unwanted plant material (weeds, sod, etc.), turn the soil and water thoroughly. Continue watering for at least two weeks, allowing weed seeds to germinate. Yank those weed-lets and you're ready to proceed.How to Win the Weed War
Marianne Lipanovich added this to How to Grow Your Own Sweet Summer Crops
Once you've determined the garden location and pH levels, work amendments into the soil. For a new garden bed, first use a spading fork or rototiller to loosen the soil to about 10 inches deep; this step isn’t necessary for an existing bed. In both new and existing beds, spread organic soil amendments, such as compost or manure, over the existing soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Add in a complete fertilizer and any amendments needed to correct the pH level.See how to build this raised bed garden
Alison Hodgson added this to How to Cultivate a Young Gardener
1. Sun2. Dirt3. Water4. Seeds or seedlingsIt's really that simple. First pick a spot that gets at least six hours of sun.
Rain or shine, the response to "I'm bored" in my childhood home was, "Go outside and play." Mom believed in fresh air, sunshine and playing with living things — and I owe my love of nature, gardening and being outdoors to her constant prodding. Oh, yes, there were many Saturdays spent weeding, moving rocks and planting flowers — and yes, I hated it. But now I'd kill for a garden to muck around in.The two gardeners in this photo are not related to me, but it seems we share a love of nature.

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Save to IdeabookEmail Photo Once you've determined the garden location and pH levels, work amendments into the soil. For a new garden bed, first use a spading fork or rototiller to loosen the soil to about 10 inches deep; this step isn’t necessary for an existing bed. In both new and existing beds, spread organic soil amendments, such as compost or manure, over the existing soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Add in a complete fertilizer and any amendments needed to correct the pH level.
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size with gravel around
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March 26, 2014
Excelente explicación
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March 24, 2014
gravel surround
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Nice and tidy raised garden beds
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March 23, 2014
Like the gravel inbetween, but would have to fence.
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set up of the boxes
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Save to IdeabookEmail Photo Once you've determined the garden location and pH levels, work amendments into the soil. For a new garden bed, first use a spading fork or rototiller to loosen the soil to about 10 inches deep; this step isn’t necessary for an existing bed. In both new and existing beds, spread organic soil amendments, such as compost or manure, over the existing soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Add in a complete fertilizer and any amendments needed to correct the pH level.
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Raised garden (put by pool shed)
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Would suit the space we have available
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For my veggies
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Raised garden beds!
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October 30, 2013
Would love this at the new house!
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October 28, 2013
Vegetable garden
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October 27, 2013
Raised beds with rocks below...
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October 21, 2013
Will this work?
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Raised beds
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loved the raised garden boxes
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Easy to assemble
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September 18, 2013
Rocky edging is a good way to maintain area
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August 25, 2013
Love garden ideas for Krish
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rocks, raised bed
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August 22, 2013
really want to do this!
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Garden space!
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July 28, 2013
My garden!! :)
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July 28, 2013
Looks like a great project.
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July 28, 2013
soil ammendment
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July 26, 2013
Coolest or I've seen so far
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July 25, 2013
great for victory gardens
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July 24, 2013
Raised beds in gravel with mow strip separating from lawn
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July 24, 2013
cool - yes, raised garden beds are so fun! - TP
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July 18, 2013
Maybe we could do something like this. Looks affordable.
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neat idea, don't know if practical for us?
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July 3, 2013
Raised beds on rock base, with wood edging - EASIER FOR MOWING.
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Rocks between beds
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Raised bed help keep weeds down and are easier to take care of
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Great for Whitsun house
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Small efficient layout
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I'd like this for my rhubarb
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Raisd garden
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Wood planter & stone paths. Tiered option
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How to make compost patches with wood for planting crops
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June 3, 2013
Must make this for my start up garden
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June 2, 2013
The 2 levels and how tidy it is
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June 2, 2013
Could line the left side of the yard, creates a barrier away from fence and will receive natural irrigation.
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June 2, 2013
Grand angels would love this
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June 2, 2013
Raised bed gardens
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June 2, 2013
Raised beds
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June 1, 2013
Garden box for my veggies. Side of the house
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June 1, 2013
Garden box for side of house for my veggies
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June 1, 2013
Once you've determined the garden location and pH levels, work amendments into the soil. For a new garden bed, first use a spading fork or rototiller to loosen the soil to about 10 inches deep; this step isn’t necessary for an existing bed. In both new and existing beds, spread organic soil amendments, such as compost or manure, over the existing soil to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. Add in a complete fertilizer and any amendments needed to correct the pH level.
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May 31, 2013
How to build a raised bed.
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May 29, 2013
#1 beds
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May 29, 2013
Big yards are a premium in Edmonton... this would work for me in my new small backyard!
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May 28, 2013
Ahhhh, the kid is soo adorable
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May 28, 2013
We could gravel the semi-circle flower bed and have raised beds with the flowers in - quite funky, and lower maintenance
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May 27, 2013
Elevated garden
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May 27, 2013
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May 26, 2013
raised beds add design and interest to an otherwise boring landscape. these are shown in how to steps.
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May 25, 2013
most likely....
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May 25, 2013
Stone bed for raised bed garden
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Vegi boxes
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Nice raised beds
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Want to create raised gardens this weekend!
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