Are you located in a disaster-prone area?
If yes, then there’s a great possibility of your garden having poor soil conditions. But, the good news is you can solve this problem by having a raised garden bed in your home. Perhaps, you can have a constant supply of foods during emergencies with raised bed vegetable gardening.
Let’s see how you can make a raised garden bed and what factors go into pulling off it nicely:
Select the area where you want to build a raised garden. However, remember that the area receives ample sunlight and is placed away from groves and other contending plants & shrubs. Measure out a portion that’s 8 feet long & 4 feet wide.
Remove all the grass, rocks, and weeds from the decided area. Also, make sure you pull out all the weeds from the roots rather than hollowing it under.
Indeed, this would leave the seeds below the ground allowing them to germinate and root among your sown vegetables.
Settle upon the material you’d want to utilize for your raised bed frame. Perhaps, wooden planks that are combined together to make a baseless box are best for this kind of garden bed.
Alternately, you can also use cinder blocks or bricks to make the bed sides.
Once the frame of the bed has been constructed, clear away the portion of raised garden bed to level it out. Dig out all big stones & rocks and break down chunks of earth to make a nice, relaxed soil for growing.
Now, it’s time to set down tarpaulin next to your bed frame. Get the top 12 inches of topsoil with the help of shovel and hollow out into the tarpaulin placed into your bed frame.
Now, loosen up to 6 inches of bed soil to loosen it inside the frame of raised garden.
Check the composition of your topsoil that you’ve drawn out against the tarpaulin. In case you feel that there’s excessive clay, you should consider having two shares of topsoil and one share of sand. Enhance your soil further by combining one share of peat moss or compost to every two shares of soil.
Blend everything well to generate a great soil texture for growing.
Now, return the enhanced topsoil on the top of eased off dirt within your raised garden bed. Please note that the bed must be build up to 2 inches beneath the rim of your frame as the area is required for composting later.
Hoe the soil to make it smooth and even. Your raised garden is fully ready for planting.
A useful suggestion: In your raised garden bed, you need to pick the veggies and grow them in lines beginning from north. In case you grow taller plants, place them in north so that they don’t cover other plants and avoid them from obtaining sunlight.