How to Choose the Right Metal Raised Garden Bed?
Metal raised garden beds have become more and more popular in recent years, gardeners who use metal raised garden beds will slowly become a trend.

Why do metal raised garden beds get so many great reviews? Metal raised garden beds can last at least 20 years, while other materials can last up to 5 years. In contrast, brushed metal garden beds offer the best value for money.

Additionally, metal raised garden beds are more aesthetically pleasing than traditional wooden raised garden beds. Whether you place them outside or in your yard, they won't look obtrusive yet will add a splash of color to your garden.

Another highlight is its smooth surface, which not only keeps gardeners safe during work, it also means gardeners don’t have to worry about critters like raccoons climbing up your garden beds and ruining your work.

Among the many options for raised garden beds, the most popular are wooden raised garden beds. Second, garden beds can also be constructed of metal, concrete, stone or other materials. Many talented gardeners also handcraft some garden beds from scrap materials.

nossta's metal raised garden beds range in height from 8 inches to 32 inches. In general, the deeper the soil depth available to plants, the more freely their roots will grow. Deeper garden beds usually don't need to be watered as often. Because the higher the raised garden bed, the better the drainage. As a result, it absorbs more water from the soil throughout the garden bed.

Choosing the Right Size for Metal Raised Garden Beds

Optimal Widths for Raised Garden Beds

A raised garden bed that is 4 feet wide will fit the average person at least half way across the garden bed on one side. Therefore, the width of a garden bed can be considered 2 to 8 feet. nossta metal raised garden beds are available in 2-in-1, 4-in-1, 6-in-1 and 9-in-1. Different sizes have different widths, but this depends on the available area and personal needs.

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If your bed can be accessed from both sides, it is best to keep the width at 4 feet.

If access is only available from one side, keep the width to no more than 3 feet.

With a width of 4 feet, you can easily remove weeds, till the soil, water plants, and easily reach surrounding plants. It is especially suitable for people with inconvenient legs or lumbar muscle strain.

Optimal Heights for Raised Garden Beds

nossta offers garden beds in two different heights to suit most needs. When we buy a garden bed, the size should be large enough for proper root growth.

17": A 17" garden bed is suitable for most vegetables and flowers, such as radishes, carrots, cucumbers, and beans. If you have children, raised garden beds should be closer to the ground, and 8-inch and 17-inch tall garden beds are good heights.

32 inches: If you have a bad back, choose a 32-inch garden bed. Work without bending over. Deep-rooted crops like sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, squash, and corn, as well as some larger flowering and fruiting trees like roselle, are better suited to 32-inch garden beds.

Tips you need to know before choosing a raised garden bed.

No matter what material you choose for your raised garden bed, the first consideration is where it will be placed. (For where you can place garden beds, see the article: Possible places to place metal raised garden beds).

The height of metal raised garden beds is also closely related to location. If the flower bed is placed on a hard floor, then when we choose a flower bed, we should try to choose a higher flower bed, such as 17 inches or 32 inches. Because if the garden bed is too low, the roots of the plants will hit the hard surface, preventing the plants from growing downward.

A few inches of a garden bed will do if you plant it in soft grass or ground. Since the plants have long root systems, even taller than the flower bed, there is plenty of ground space for them to spread out.

Are garden beds pinched and bowed from overfilling. Honestly, the taller the garden bed, the greater the volume. If the entire flower bed is filled with soil, when there is too much water, it is easy to cause the flower bed to be squeezed and deformed due to excessive internal pressure, and it may bulge outward.

There are two ways to avoid this from happening.

One is the stuffing.

When we fill our garden beds, we can use more than just soil. In addition to the necessary liner to keep insects out, place organic matter such as wood, fallen leaves, and compost. It also reduces stress on garden beds while improving soil nutrients and drainage.

The second is the barge.

We can also install support bars on metal raised garden beds to keep the beds from buckling.

Nossta's 17-inch and 32-inch 6-in-1 and 9-in-1 configurations feature support poles to better hold garden beds and keep them from buckling. Of course, some special shapes and larger sizes will be equipped with support rods. If you need to purchase additional support rods, you can learn more here: Extra Long Comforter Support Rods - 2-Pack.