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Raised Bed Garden Components

Raised Bed Garden Components

The idea of having raised bed gardens for our growing purposes is a great way of making our backyards and backgardens organised and efficient. If done properly and professionally, these beds can make a great statement and become a focal point of conversation with our family, friends and neighbours. On this website, we have covered many times how to build raised beds, what materials to use and what soil is best for our growing needs and so on. Today, however,…

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Greenhouse Gardening for Beginners

Greenhouse Gardening for Beginners

The idea of having a greenhouse out in our backyards or back gardens is a very appealing thought for a lot of people who may have an outside garden, raised beds or lot. It will create a different approach to gardening and becomes an important accessory that will assist us greatly with some of our horticultural tasks. The greenhouse or glasshouse as it is know to some people is primarily a nursery of sorts for the germination and propogation of…

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Gardening with Polytunnels

Gardening with Polytunnels

Whether we are growing salads, vegetables, herbs or exotic flowers, a polytunnel is an invaluable accessory for our growing needs and requirements. The advantage that this gardening enclosure will give us cannot be underestimated as it will cater for all or most of our starting and seedling crops and plants, before we decide to plant outside in our raised beds or row gardens. Regardless of what the weather is doing outside, we can begin our growing season in this envoirnment…

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Raised Garden Bed Anchor Joints

Raised Garden Bed Anchor Joints

A very innovative accessory, that we could use for building raised beds is an anchor or corner joint. This is a devise that has slots for the timber frames and holds the sides and ends of our raised bed frame together. It is for sure, a great piece of inventive technology and will make the process of building raised garden beds very simple. The anchor joints or corners as they are sometimes known, are made from hard durable plastic or…

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Garden Sheds for Raised Beds

Garden Sheds for Raised Beds

Once we get our gardens eastablished, up and running and fully planted, the next task is to accquire a shed for all our gardening tools and implements. This is a necessary accessory and is an item that’s very important. By having a garden shed for raised beds means that we have a safe and secure storage unit, that will make our outdoor gardening jobs more enjoyable and more pleasurable. Over time we will accumulate a number of these gardening tools…

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Potting Benches for Raised Bed Gardens

Potting Benches for Raised Bed Gardens

Once we have established our raised beds the time is now about right to start gardening on a regular basis. Along with all the tools and accessories that we need to achieve success in our gardening adventures, some other important items that will be of great assistance to us are, potting benches for raised bed gardens. These are a great help to us where we can attempt to gain greater experience with our gardening tasks. It does’nt really matter whether…

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Irrigation Systems for Raised Garden Beds

Irrigation Systems for Raised Garden Beds

With the disposition of raised beds and the fact that raised garden beds are prone to drying out a little faster than ordinary backyard gardens, its no surprise to us that we will have to install irrigation systems or a watering drip feed device at some stage. This of course, is very dependent on where we live, what the climate is like and what we are growing. Some plants and crops require a little more watering than others. In an…

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Raised Bed Garden Accessories

Raised Bed Garden Accessories

Whether we are starting our own raised bed gardening or we have some in place already, the subject of accessories, very quickly comes into the equation. By accessories we mean all the extra equiptment that we may need over the course of a year in the garden. We are looking at items such as, raised bed covers, watering equiptment, slug deterrents etc etc. These extra neccessities are all part and parcel of a year outside in the garden. They will…

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Best Gardening Tools for Raised Beds

Best Gardening Tools for Raised Beds

Traditionally the only tools we ever used when out gardening were a spade and fork, which were used for the heavy digging, then we used a rake to smooth out the beds before planting. After that we had a little garden trowel and that was used when we were ready to begin planting the seedlings. For years that was about the sum of all the gardening equiptment that gardeners had and they made the most of what they had back…

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Rainwater Harvesting for Raised Beds

Rainwater Harvesting for Raised Beds

This is another important accessory that we might like to consider, as we previously discussed, we wrote how raised beds are particularly dry by nature and need irrigating every now and then. Along with setting up and assembling our bed frames, we now know that watering raised beds is part of the norm, especially just after planting, as this time is critical to the survival and establishment of our plants and vegetables. We can set up a rainwater harvesting unit…

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