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Know more about Raised bed Gardening
Jul, 2021 |

Gardening is so vast and in-depth with different types of plants, varied methods to grow them and much more. One of the topics we are focusing on today is Raised bed gardening under our series of ‘Types of gardening’.

Raised bed gardening is a contained bed of soil, raised above the surroundings. This helps to control the health of the soil, where the plants are grown, providing better and longer growing conditions.

Let’s know more on Raised bed gardening:

Type of beds:

Typically a raised bed can be 12’’ or 6’’ in height, 48’’ or 36’’in width and the length totally depends on your requirement. However when it comes to shapes, you can explore circles, rectangles, ovals, squares, as you like. Choose materials that are rot-resistant and will last longer, even under extreme conditions. A popular choice for raised beds is raw
wood (treated or untreated) that are sustainable. You can also opt for concrete blocks or steel to create your raised bed.


Plants in raised bed usually need more water and nutrients than usual. It’s ideal to water the plants in the morning, so that they have the moisture to bear the intense sunlight throughout the day. However you need to keep a check on the soil to know if the plant needs more water. Use your thumb to test the soil dryness and water accordingly.


It’s always better to give your plants organic and natural food. Read more here on how you can provide the nutrients naturally!


Ensure the raised bed enclosure has provision for drainage to ensure the soil is adequately moist and roots don’t rot in excess water. You can also a good layer of compost, grass trimmings to improve drainage.

Type of Plants:

When you choose plants or vegetables, it’s best to club those that need the same amount of water. This to avoid under watering or overwatering because of the varied water requirements of the plants. Pair the right plants in the same enclosure.
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