When we mention raised garden beds, we automatically think of the outdoors and having a timber framed raised bed outdoors in our backyard or backgarden. But now thanks to the great forward thinking of our garden suppliers and craftspeople, its possible to have a raised garden bed that we can have indoors, on our patio or have it located close by our house for convenience purposes. These beds are portable, lightweight , and are easily assembled for this purpose. All of these type raised beds are available for purchase online and come with easy assembly instructions. These are known in gardening circles as elevated garden beds.
Types of elevated garden beds;
There are various types and sizes available online or if we are anyway adept with a saw and hammer, we can make our own version of these elevated garden beds. They are simple to construct and if we are constructing our own we can make to our own specifications, ie, height, depth, size, width etc etc. The elevated beds that are available online are professionally made, strong, sturdy, and have ample capicity for our gardening requirements. All types are weatherproof and can be used indoors or outdoors.
Advantages of elevated beds;
If we have an idea of how these elevated beds look and appear, we can see straight away the advantages and benefits of an elevated garden bed. For people that may have mobility challenges, these are a godsend. They immediately eliminate the task of having to stoop or kneel to tend to these beds. This factor enables us to garden at waist height or in a sitting position if necessary. As these beds are not a fixed structure, we can locate these anywhere to our liking and can be easily moved from time to time. As with the outdoor raised beds, we can use these, if we wish, as garden furniture and plant-up with flowers or we can utilise these to grow herbs, vegetables and or salads for the kitchen.
Which ever type or size we choose, we will not be dissappointed as these elevated beds will give us an extra dimension to our gardening options. The timber beds can be both used either indoor or outdoor, so therefore no worries about weathering. The smart design will enhance greatly the look and appearance of where ever they are located all year round. If we are living in a very hot climate, then this elevated bed can be moved to a shaded area or into a patio area very easily. The capicity of these elevated beds is amazing and will enable us to grow a varity of vegetables, salads or herbs. The V shape of these planters will enable us to grow deep-rooted plants like tomatoes in the centre and shallow rooted greens towards the edges.
Happy Gardening to all who try and succeed,
” Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help.
Gardening is an instrument of grace ”