Raised Garden Beds FAQs
Growing flowers, fruit and vegetables is a pastime for all, but for those who cannot devote or tend to a traditional garden, raised planters can be a solution. These beds allow growers to enjoy gardening even when the only space available is on a patio or balcony. For those considering raised bed gardening, there may be several questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about raised garden beds.

Q: Which type of raised garden bed is best for growing flowers?

Soil that provides at least 9 inches of soil depth for full flower root development is best, and getting well-drained soil is important.

Q: What do I put in the bottom of the raised garden bed?

Placing the potting soil at least 8 inches deep will prevent weeds in the ground from competing with the ideal plant, so nothing is needed. However, shallower raised beds will benefit from a layer of cardboard or old newspaper, which will act as a biodegradable weed barrier.

Q: How deep should a raised garden bed be?

Raised gardens should be deep enough for the roots of the plants to grow freely. For compact herbs and flowers, maybe as little as 6 to 8 inches, while vegetables like eggplant and kale grow better in 12 to 18 inches or deeper in soil.