Materials for Building a Raised Vegetable Bed

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The materials necessary for building a raised vegetable bed include lots of composted organic material, material for good drainage and a barrier material, such as rocks, bricks or wood. Create a raised vegetable garden for the best results with helpful... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about the materials needed for a raised vegetable garden bed. Now vegetable gardens come in all shapes and sizes. But the best vegetable gardens are grown in raised beds. There's great drainage and there's lots of sun that hits, and the beds get nice and warm. When building a raised vegetable bed make sure it's always in full hot sun. And there's very few materials that you need. First and most importantly you need lots of composted material whether it's potting soil or compost you need lots of soil and good drainage. Then you need some type of barrier for the raised beds, you can use river rock, you can use bricks or you can use soil. It really doesn't matter, they all work really well. You can use wood along the outside and you can cover it with bark dust or you can just use soil itself. And then you need the plants or the seeds to start in you bed. But besides that you really don't need any other materials because having a raised vegetable bed is really that easy.