Gardening on a raised bed can be the answer for many gardeners who would otherwise find it impossible to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruit on the traditional soil bed. Gardening on a raised bed is growing vegetables and herbs in containers that are above the ground. This means that you don’t have to dig and pack your garden up in order to get the plant out. Raised Beds vs In Ground gardening can be quite an argument. So lets have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both.
The biggest advantage to Gardening on a raised bed is the fact that you can use all the space in the garden – including the back. If you have decided against using soil bed plants then you don’t need to worry about pests or the like as the bed will take care of them for you. Another big plus is that you can grow almost any plant or fruit inside a raised bed; herbs, strawberries, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers and more can all be grown in this style of container. One more thing you need to watch out for when using these types of containers is that some insects will actually be able to get into your pots and get to the roots of your plants, killing them.
The disadvantages to Gardening on a raised bed are very easy to see. The most obvious one is that your plants are above the soil and therefore vulnerable to insects and other predators. You also have to be careful when moving plants around to make sure that they are safe and secure. If you have decided to go the container route then it’s important that you use pots that have good drainage and are very sturdy. Finally it’s important that you plan properly and make sure that your garden has the space needed for the amount of plants you are hoping to grow.