For many people making a raised garden bed can be an exciting time, full of great hopes for abundant harvests. All it takes is a bit of forethought and some time.
The costs can vary massively, if you buy a commercially built one the prices will be dependent on just how much work has gone into mass producing it. However, if you choose to make your own then you will be very pleasantly surprised at just how inexpensive it can actually be.
I have chosen this particular photo to showcase just how functional and sustainable you can make your own garden.
I recently had both hips replaced and naturally have taken much more interest in raised garden beds and this design suits me perfectly, now and into the future.
It’s interesting to note that when you are making a raised garden bed the vast majority of plants only utilize the first few inches of soil for their roots, you just don’t need to have soil any deeper than that. Most of the nutrients are closer to the top of the soil and that’s where you need the better quality soil, this is achieved effectively in this particular bed as you can see.
Check the growing depths for the plants you are going to grow and make sure you bed is deep enough for them to thrive.
If you are designing a new garden for yourself or someone else consider making one like this if the gardener is getting older as this will certainly help them stay outside producing harvests much longer than they could manage with a ground garden.