Grow your own organic food in a raised bed

by Jack Gardener on July 28, 2010 · 2 comments

in Gardening Essentials

You can grow your own organic food in a raised bed or planter. It doesn’t matter if your garden is large or small this type of garden container enables you to grow anything you like practically anywhere you like!

Raised beds are not a new concept but have become increasingly popular with people across the country. A raised bed gives you a wonderful area to grow all different kinds of fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs. Both novices to the garden and advanced gardeners are receiving the benefits of using a raised bed in their outdoor space.

Raised beds or planters are timber structures that are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your requirements. There are square planters, rectangular planters, hexagonal planters and circular planters available.

There are many benefits to growing your own organic food in a raised bed or planter. Firstly less bending is required to tend to your plants as the planter is elevated from the floor, this is enormously useful if you suffer from back problems. A raised bed allows you to separate your food from the rest of your garden beds so that you can keep them filled with flowers and do not have to dig up any of your lawn to make room for a vegetable patch.

It is a good idea to place your planter near to your back door so that you can reach your fresh produce with ease. There is nothing tastier than adding freshly picked organic lettuce to a salad or tasting freshly picked peas straight from the pod!

If you are planning to grow beans or other foods that require support you can find planters with trellis attached or alternatively use canes as you would in a vegetable patch at ground level.

A raised bed or planter is a great place to introduce your children or grandchildren to growing fruit and vegetables. You can create their very own little garden at their level and help them to nurture and grow new tasty foods.

For a wide range of garden planters, raised beds and plenty more gardening essentials visit Jacks Garden Store now.

Good Luck

Gardener Jack!

About The Author

Jack Gardener has been gardening all his life, and is passionate about passing on his experience to the next generation of gardeners.

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pharmacy technician August 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm

nice post. thanks.

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Occupational Therapy August 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Great, I never knew this, thanks.

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