Raised bed gardens
Building a raised bed vegetable garden is similar to growing plants in containers but on a much larger scale. In a raised bed the plants are contained (useful when growing creeping varieties like mint and strawberries) while still allowing the roots to penetrate into the ground. Planting a raised bed garden not only gives your lawn much neater look, but it also allows anyone to have a garden regardless of the quality of your native soil.
Getting started gardening with raised bed vegetable gardening is easier than starting a traditional garden. Rather than removing well-established grass and spending days tilling the soil and working in enough organic compounds to grow healthy plants, you can simply build a small retaining wall and fill your new garden with a mixture of nutrient-rich compost, manure, and black dirt. You don’t even need to remove the sod first. Continue reading
Do you have trouble bending and kneeling to plant and maintain your garden? Whether it’s the not-so-gentle little reminders of aging, or the left over aches and pains from an injury, sometimes gardening just plain hurts.
But, the allure of dirt under our fingernails, and the awe we feel from watching seeds sprout, keep us out there toiling away. Sometimes – in spite the pain.
Well, that is exactly what happened to Victoria. Rear-ended by a drunk driver, she was lucky to survive. But her passion for gardening was reduced to one painful task after another.
That’s when her husband Matt designed the GardenRack garden system for her so she could continue with the activity that gave her so much joy. His design allowed her to plant her garden and grow the flowers and vegetables she loved.
If you could walk out onto your deck, patio, balcony, or into your yard and do some weeding, watering, planting and harvesting all without bending or kneeling ? would you be interested?
It’s possible with the GardenRack system. The height can be adjusted to your own custom fit. You can tailor GardenRack’s dimensions to fit any height needed. In the downloadable plans for building a raised bed garden, the planting surface is designed to be waist high.
Click here to learn more about Matt and Victoria’s GardenRack planting system.