Raised Bed Organic Gardening
With the economy as treacherous as it is these days, people have to find affordable ways to entertain themselves without worrying about breaking the bank. If you are not sure what will entertain you on a limited budget, you can perhaps trying raised bed organic gardening. This type of gardening does not require that you maintain control over a wide space or a wide range of crops. It is specific to a smaller area and can provide endless hours of enjoyment for just about anyone.
As the name suggests, raised bed organic gardening involves making a garden in a bed that is raised from the ground. This type of gardening is beneficial in an area where there are water logging problems. Often times, people’s gardens end up not doing so well because of water logging problems, so raised bed organic gardening is certainly a good alternative.
Raised bed gardens are quite easy to construct, and there are just a few factors that you should consider if you happen to be thinking about this as a new hobby.
Site Selection – Naturally, it is important to choose a location in your yard that is suitable for your raised bed organic garden. This is especially true with permanent structures that you do not have any plans of moving anytime soon. Just remember that your bed will need to have direct access to sunlight and a level surface so there is no chance of anything spilling over.
Design – Before you start building your raised bed organic garden, you should probably try to draft the design on paper. Once you have an idea of how it should look, you can start considering measurements. The suitable raised bed organic garden should be about 5’ wide and 6” high. The length of the garden would be based on how much space you have in your backyard. Just make sure that wherever you build it, you have enough space to access all four sides.
Frame – You must always consider how you will frame your raised organic garden to avoid erosion during rains. Some of the popular materials for framing include stone, brick and rot-resistant wood.
Soil – The type of soil in your organic garden will directly impact the quality of the produce you grow. Try to mix organic matter like dry leaves and grass with the soil and add a little sand. This will help to improve the drainage.\
Once you follow these simple tips for making your raised bed organic garden, you can start putting plans together for creating one of your own. This promises to be one of those hobbies you will thoroughly enjoy, especially when you start seeing the fruit of your labor.
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