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Growing Potatoes in a Raised Bed

Growing Potatoes in a Raised Bed

We may or may not have seen or experienced the benefits of using raised beds as of yet, so if not, it may be time to have a look at how manageable this system is for growing our vegetables. The amount of hard work that this idea has eliminated, has enabled us to spend more and more of our time, given over to the responsibility of tending and caring for our veggies. The raised bed system is a very organised…

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Raised Bed Herb Garden

Raised Bed Herb Garden

I would safely say that we all love a little flavour and seasoning in our meals as it gives them that extra punch and makes the whole dining experience a little more enjoyable and memorable. The opposite to that positive experience leaves us a litlle flat and also memorable, but for the wrong reasons. The seasoning that we are talking about in this instance comes mainly from herbs in general, which can be easily grown by ourselves with a small…

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Crop Rotation for Raised Garden Beds

Crop Rotation for Raised Garden Beds

The idea of crop rotation for raised garden beds is a very important issue and is a task that needs to be adhered to as often as we possibly can. This situation would come into play if we have a few raised bed gardens and we plant a lot of vegetables. This method of alternate growing is a detailed and disciplined approach to growing our own veggies, it’s also a systematic way of managing and maintaining our raised beds. The…

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Seasonal Maintenance of Raised Bed Gardens

Seasonal Maintenance of Raised Bed Gardens

When we are using raised beds to grow our vegetables and crops, it goes without saying that they will require maintenance and upkeep of some description. This maintenance may be needed on a month to month basis and the work on this will vary from year to year. Although throughout the growing season, we could say that all the heavy lifting have been done before this time and our work now is meerly keeping an eye on things, ie, watering,…

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Mulching for Raised Bed Gardens

Mulching for Raised Bed Gardens

One of the best ways of eliminating garden maintenance is to mulch our raised bed gardens. This is a system or method of preventing weed growth, it also cuts down on the amount of watering we have to do and if we do this in a certain way, we can also prevent slugs attacking our vegetables. So mulching for raised bed gardens, has become one of the most important chores in our gardening duties and it’s relatively easy to do….

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Square Foot Gardening with Raised Beds

Square Foot Gardening with Raised Beds

The idea of raised garden beds is not something that is alien to us and is a great way of maximising the growing area that we have at our disposal. This system is a great and innovative method of gardening and the advantages and benefits of growing our vegetables is showing what great results that can be achieved. Now let’s take this a step further and see what can be achieved by expanding this idea a little further. This may…

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Growing Salads in Raised Beds

Growing Salads in Raised Beds

Now that Summer is upon us, its a time for those outdoor barbeques and outdoor snacks or lunches and one of the easiest meals to prepare for these occasions, has to be a salad of some description, either as full meal or a side plate. So if we have a garden of some description or perhaps some raised beds for our growing needs, having leafy greens is a must have and these would be in great demand during most or…

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Companion Planting for Raised Bed Gardens

Companion Planting for Raised Bed Gardens

For those of us that have gardens or raised beds gardens and we have an issue with pests , flies and insects on our hard grown vegetables, but we don’t wish to use insectisides or pesticides, well fear not, there is a natural solution to this problem. There is a type of natural control that we can use parallel with our growing vegetables, and is guaranteed to be safe to use. Companion planting for raised bed gardens or indeed ordinary…

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Growing Tomatoes in Raised Beds

Growing Tomatoes in Raised Beds

For all the vegetables that are grown in gardens today, tomatoes must be one of the easiest to grow, cultivate and harvest. They are one of the most commonly used and eaten vegetables on our diet and they always provide a delicious taste and will enhance any dish that is on the menu. They are widely used as a side salad, they are an ingredient for soups, pizzas, sandwiches, rolls, wraps and are used in a variety of recipies in…

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Preparing Raised Beds for Winter.

Preparing Raised Beds for Winter.

This exercise will differ greatly from country to country, because of climate variations and because of the growing choices that we have selected through out the year. However we will look at the basic requirements needed to replenish our raised bed, an exercise in maintenance and just good gardening habits, which are needed to bring our raised bed back to its original quality and shape. For those of us, who were growing vegetables throughout the year, we will seriously need…

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