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Building a Raised Bed against a Fence

Building a Raised Bed against a Fence

Building a raised bed against a fence is a great idea, for a number of reasons. The primary reason, I would see here is the convenience and organisational aspect of this idea. The location or placement of a raised bed against a fence, would give us shelter, the fence would also come in handy for attaching a trellis to if we decided to grow some of the climbing veggies and it would also serve as one side of the raised…

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Raised Beds in Polytunnels

Raised Beds in Polytunnels

We are all pretty familiar with raised beds and we are also familiar with polytunnels, that said, have we heard of raised beds in polytunnels. This is not a relatively new concept, but it is something that is very easily achieved with a little forward planning and preparation. We have two seperate constructions going on or to contend with and the issue is what do we construct first. The answer is we could do either, so we could plan and…

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Waist High Raised Garden Beds

Waist High Raised Garden Beds

As we know, raised bed gardens are slightly higher than open ground gardening and for some people make life a little easier. With the raised bed systems, there is a great sense of comfort or easiness when attending to these gardening planters. We can now go a step further with this method of gardening and its known as waist high raised bed gardening. There are some great companies out there who saw a gap in the market and were fast…

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Wicking Raised Garden Beds

Wicking Raised Garden Beds

In the raised bed world there exists a gardening system called wicking. Wicking raised garden beds is a relatively recent invention and is as good as the standard raised beds in terms of returns and harvest. Work wise, its pretty much the same in terms of what maintenance is required and what we grow in these receptacles. However there is considerably much more work in constructing these raised beds than there would be in the assembly of ordinary raised beds….

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No Dig Raised Beds

No Dig Raised Beds

No dig raised beds is another type or method of gardening that is not widely used, nevertheless, it’s still used by some growers to great success. It may have been the only ever method of gardening that they are familiar with and possibly started out with this method initially. How did this type of gardening come about, was it just discovered by accident or was it trialled or researched by some gardening scholars, we don’t really know. As the title…

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Raised Bed Wood Treatment

Raised Bed Wood Treatment

The best way to ensure our raised beds last for years is to give the timber a coat of non-toxic wood treatment at the assembly stages. This will ensure that the lumber will be able to sustain the elements and will ultimately save on our pockets big time. Something that we don’t wish to do is to remove rotted timber on a regular basis and we want the raised bed frame to last for as long as it can. Raised…

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Why Raised Garden Beds

Why Raised Garden Beds

The idea of raised bed gardening is not a totally new concept to most people, but its a system that is becomming more and more popular as we strive to become more self reliable and self reliant. Why raised garden beds is the question some new commers to the world of gardening are asking and whats so different to the back gardens that we always had and used. It’s not until we have had our own and we have seen…

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Raised Bed Flatpacks

Raised Bed Flatpacks

If we find ourselves in a situation where we would like to have raised bed gardens in our backyard or backgarden and we have no idea how to build these by ourselves, well fear not, help is at hand. We can now purchase these raised bed flatpacks online, they are available in some of our hardware stores and also in some garden centres. This option may be of great relief to some of us out there, who as I say,…

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Awesome Raised Bed Gardens

Awesome Raised Bed Gardens

If we look today at peoples back and front gardens as we drive to work or during a leisurely drive through the countryside, we will see some great examples of how people are constantly renewing and upgrading their garden’s appearance and styles. They are continuously adding and designing their gardens, to look better and better, but especially if these gardens are seen or visible to the public. They have enormous pride in their own homes, and they are forever striving…

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Raised Bed Gardens for Allotments

Raised Bed Gardens for Allotments

We have all heard about allotment gardening or community gardening as its known in some countries. This was a movement which started way back in the 20’s or 30’s and has evolved into a more organised, well run organisation ever since. The whole purpose was to get people to begin growing and become more self-sustainable by providing some or most of their houshold needs. Another reason for this practise was that it was intended to become a social occasion where…

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