Basics of Raised Bed Gardening

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Scott Reil

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Hi! My name is Scott Reil and on behalf of I will like to talk to you about vegetable garden. Hi! Lets talk a little bit about raised bed gardening. I have seen a lot of people out there talking about it, and a lot of people seem to think there is one way to do raised bed gardening, or square foot gardening as some people would call it. But there is a lot of different ways to utilize the idea of a raised bed and make it work for you. As you could see I have gone about it a couple of different ways in my vegetable garden. The first way I have done it is the old fashion way just a mounted raised bed. Now this is the way the Indians in this area use to do it and it allows you to concentrate your soil amendments, concentrate your water, concentrate you fertilizer into a small area. It also allows me to take the down spout off of my house, channel it in to my garden and allow that water to soak in around here while keeping the roots of the plant up above the water level. This lets the plants deep water, it lets them really stretch for the moisture down in the base and it makes for a good healthy plant in the long run. Now the other type of a raise bed garden is actually where you edge the bed in this case a raise bed like this with the edging on it contains your soil lets it work in a area that is a little closure and a little higher up for you. It's a great way for senior citizens to garden or people who might be physically changeling because it moves the plant up towards you and most importantly when ever you raise a bed not matter how you go about it, it lets you choose the soil. So even if you have very very poor soil in your garden when you raise that bed you get to pick what goes into your soil and pick the things that you are going to help your plants more successful, make your garden better for you in the long run.