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While planning my vegetable garden for the spring, I have been debating about whether or not to build a raised bed. I decided to weigh out the benefits and drawbacks, and make a logical decision (the best kind of decision, right?). For your benefit, as IвЂ™m sure there are other gardeners trying to make this same decision, the pros and cons of raised beds can be found below, along with my decision.
Ensures soil quality. I live in the city and am not quite sure what could be in my soil (i.e. lead). Planting my vegetables in a raised garden bed will help to ensure that my soil is healthy and chemical-free.
Provides better drainage. A raised garden bed provides better drainage for your plants, which will make your plants happier and prevent rot.
Easier on the back. A higher garden means less bending down to weed!
Aesthetically pleasing. There is something eye-catching about a raised garden bed with a wooden border. It is neat, self-contained, and can be a great statement in your garden.
Building it. For those trying to cut costs and build their own raised bed, this could result in hours of planning, nailing, re-doingвЂ¦
When making my list of pros and cons, the first pro, вЂњEnsuring soil quality,вЂќ was a deal-breaker. Living in a city, I donвЂ™t think I would feel comfortable planting my vegetables directly in the ground. The other benefits are appealing as well, especially keeping slugs away from my veggies! As for the drawbacks, I am definitely going to build my own raised bed and have a couple of friends who will be happy to help вЂ“ it will be a fun project for one of the first sunny weekends in early spring!
Do you use raised beds? Feel free to comment below, with your reasons why or why not.
January 16, 2012
В· Amanda Shepard В· 2 Comments
Tags: garden planning, growing vegetables, vegetable gardening, vegetables В· Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, How-Tos, Vegetable Seeds