Building Raised Vegetable Garden Beds

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In order to build a raised vegetable garden bed, an area of soil can be surrounded with bricks or wood, and this area should have a weed barrier and exposure to a full, hot sun. But tall plants in the back of a vegetable garden, so that they don't shade... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we are going to talk about how to build a raised vegetable garden or how to build a raised vegetable bed. Now vegetable gardens are the rave right now because everyone wants to grow their own organic vegetables. And you can mix them with flowers and mix them with herbs. You don't have to be exclusive. But anyway that you grow a vegetable garden make sure that it's in full hot sun all day. They need lots of sun to succeed. And when building a raised vegetable bed you can surround it with bricks or with wood but make sure that you have good soil. You want to use good composted material or good potting soil, anything that's very organic that has really good drainage. And again you want it to be in full hot sun. And you want to build your raised bed at least six inches to eight inches from the bottom. So you want to have any type of material underneath as a weed barrier that always help as well. And you can even just build up the soil and grow your vegetables. You don't necessarily even have to have a border. Make sure when you are planning your vegetables that you put your corn and the tall plants in the back and you put your small carrots and radishes and the herbs in the front of the bed. So that the corn doesn't overshadow and shade out the rest of the plants. But outside of that it's really easy to grow a raised vegetable bed garden and that way you can enjoy your vegetables for many months to come.