Raised Gardens

Gardening tips and tricks to help you utilize raised bed gardens.

Best Materials for Raised Garden Beds

Best Materials to Build Raised Garden Beds (Helpful Guide)

The material you choose for your raised garden beds all depends on your budget and what materials you might have access to. In some cases, we just used what we have available, and that’s fine. But the question is, what are the best materials available for building your raised garden beds?  The best material for…

Do Raised Gardens Need to be Anchored

Do Raised Gardens Need to Be Anchored or Reinforced? (Answered)

I’ve done it. I admit it. I’ve made a raised garden box and then realized I forgot to put reinforcement materials in it or forgot to anchor it before I filled it up. I’m here to tell you, that’s not the end of the world. It just complicates things a little.  Adding soil can shift…

How much sunlight for raised bed gardens

How Much Sunlight is Best for Raised Bed Gardens?

Even though this answer is not as straightforward as you would imagine, I can give the standard answer and then explain things a little further.  If you plan on building a raised bed garden, you should find out what sunlight levels your yard has and place most of your beds where they will receive at…

Things to do with a raised garden in winter

Things to do With Raised Garden Beds in Winter (With Examples)

When it comes to prepping your garden or raised beds for winter, you might as well consider starting in the fall. It should be an ongoing cycle for you to manage your beds anyway, but when prepping for winter, there is a specific to-do list.  For fall and winter, make a record of where you…

How to Protect Raised Beds from Wind

How to Protect Raised Beds From Wind (Beginner’s Guide)

Where I live, the wind is a common thing. We are only 40 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean! I have never been the recipient of so much wind. We’ve generally lived in hilly areas or the piedmont areas of the country. So, with higher winds comes more regulations from the local governments, but also –…

Keep your raised bed from bowing

How to Keep Your Raised Bed From Bowing? (DIY Guide)

When thinking about all the things that might go wrong when you have raised garden beds, the one thing most people overlook is the idea that the sides will bow outward. But this can happen, which can leave your garden looking bad and can cause you to lose good soil.  If you don’t want your…

How Many Tomato Plants Should I Grow in a 4x4 Raised Garden Bed

How Many Tomato Plants Should I Grow in a 4×4 Raised Bed?

There are a lot of factors that go into answering this particular question. It’s not as simple as you may think. There are types of tomatoes, the space your bed provides, and things that can be used to help make raised beds better for growing tomatoes in a tight space. I can answer you using…

5 Tips to Keep Cats Out of Your Raised Garden

5 Ways to Keep Cats Out of Your Raised Garden Beds

Cats like raised beds because the soil is usually looser and warmer than the soil in the rest of the yard or even the rest of the garden. We keep our beds relatively bare with just the soil, so cats find this to their liking, using it as litter. They’ll also chew on fresh leaves…

5 Tips to Prevent Raised Garden from Drying Out

5 Tips for Preventing Raised Garden Beds From Drying Out

I think it goes without saying that you need to keep your raised garden beds weeded. Part of what makes these beds so great is that there should be a lot less weeding than in a standard garden. And weeds will rob your plants of moisture, so that’s the simplest bit of advice I can…

Raised Garden Beds

Accessible Gardening for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Accessible gardening is a great way to be self-sufficient even if your mobility is hindered due to age or some other event. With it, you are able to get some much-needed sunlight, exercise, and fresh vegetables. Raised bed gardening is an excellent pastime for seniors and people who have mobility issues because it brings the…

What to Put on the Bottom of Raised Bed Gardens

What to Put on the Bottom of Raised Garden Beds? (Solved)

People have come to realize that gardening using raised beds can be much easier than traditional gardening. It provides the gardener with control over what’s in the soil, easier weeding, and the ability to garden even where there is hard soil.  But what should you use as the bottom base material in your raised garden…

3 Best Watering Systems for Raised Gardens

3 Best Watering Systems for Raised Gardens (#3 Is My Choice)

Some people don’t really have an issue with getting up daily or every other day during the growing season and watering their plants before the sun hits them. But some people have gardens large enough and schedules wild enough that a watering system is definitely needed.  There are 3 basic kinds of watering systems that…