Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Raise a Raised Garden This Summer

By Yvonne Brixey

Raised garden bed kits are all the rage today. Raised garden bed kits offer an easy way to start a healthy hobby right in your back yard. Raised garden bed kits are available from many stores as well as online, so prices are very reasonable. Here is more of what you need to know about raised garden bed kits.

First of all, raised garden bed kits can get you started in gardening for under $50. Small kits will be only three feet by three feet, so they don't need to take much room at all. You can probably squeeze one in to a corner of your yard, and see if you like gardening before making a bigger investment. A three foot square of a raised garden bed will be plenty of room to grow a lot of tomatoes, or some tomatoes, carrots and peas. Just enough of a planter to get you going in the garden and provide yourself with some fresh produce this summer. If you decide you like gardening, raised garden bed kits are easy to build so you can add as many as you want to your back yard.

Raised garden bed kits come in a variety of materials. Cedar panels are very popular as they provide a nice natural look and are very durable. You can also buy bed kits based on synthetic deck planking, which is even more durable than cedar and still looks very nice. All kits are easy to build, as the manufacturers know that the reason people buy their kits is that they are looking for an easy gardening solution. And kit materials are durable. I can tell you from personal experience that just buying some boards and hinging them together with angle bars is not as good a solution as well made kits. So, save yourself some trouble and just buy a garden bed kit. You'll be happy with how durable it is.

You might also consider raised garden bed kits made from steel and vinyl. The walls are steel, but attractively designed to look natural in the yard. The vinyl posts hold the steel in place and make the kits easy to assemble. Steel is more commonly used for large raised garden bed kits, or if you are looking for a raised surface that is higher than the normal eight to twelve inches. Steel is stronger, so a thin panel can still hold the weight of the dirt and water up to two feet high. At this height, you don't need to bend over nearly as far to reach the garden. Gardening is meant to be fun, and you don't want to hurt yourself just to grow a few vegetables. So if bending over too far is hard on your body, consider the higher wall steel bed to make gardening more easy and enjoyable.

Raised garden bed kits are popular nowadays because they make gardening so easy to do. Look into the many choices you have for an elevated garden, and look forward to this summer.

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