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Building Raised Vegetable Garden Beds

Grows Well In Raised Garden Beds?

Raised beds work well for small vegetable and herb gardens. Because you never step on and compact the soil, it remains lighter and drains better than soil where people walk. The soil also warms up sooner in spring, so you can start gardening earlier in the year. In a raised bed, the soil is generally freer of weeds, and it's easier to pull out any weeds that do appear because of the small, defined area and uncompacted soil. Raised beds are a good choice for growing flowers. Build a raised bed for your child's garden so she can be clear on what is garden and what is not. And if you change the soil drastically from what's underneath the bed, then your plants' roots won't have much depth to grow in.

  • Raised beds work well for small vegetable and herb gardens.
  • In a raised bed, the soil is generally freer of weeds, and it's easier to pull out any weeds that do appear because of the small, defined area and uncompacted soil.

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