Teach you the easiest way to grow a raised bed
Today we will introduce the raised planting bed. If you're looking for an easier way to garden, raised planting beds can be your best friend.

Using this technique, you can effortlessly harvest plentiful fruit and vegetables, copious amounts of flowers, and endless herbs. Gardening in a raised bed is so easy!

Introduction to raised planting bed

Raised bed gardening is basically a hybrid gardening technique. This is half container gardening and half raised bed gardening.

Traditional raised bed planting has no bottom and is quite large in size, while container planting has a bottom that holds soil and is much smaller than raised beds. Elevated gardening combines the best of both worlds.

In this way, the soil can be fully contained, the vegetable production area is basically finalized, and the height of the raised planting bed will be increased, allowing gardeners to work standing up.

Advantages of raised planting beds

The benefits of gardening with raised raised beds are many. Besides the obvious advantage of being able to plant or pick vegetable orchids without bending or kneeling, gardening in a raised box means you'll be able to enjoy: l No weeds No ground pests attacking plant roots No soil



disease response

no rabbits and groundhogs on the lettuce

Problem No need to set up sprinklers or drip irrigation systems

No problem with water-soaked clay or fast-draining sandy soils

Harvest without leaving your balcony or patio

No back pain, creaky knees, or hip inflammation

How to choose a raised planting bed

Here are some features to keep in mind when shopping for a raised loft bed.


First, look for a raised bed that drains well and is made of materials that will last for years.

The elevated planter pictured is constructed of naturally corrosion-resistant cedar planks with sturdy, rust-resistant aluminum feet. It has withstood many elements of nature, with legs capable of supporting hundreds of pounds of soil and plant material. There are also flower boxes in different colors for your choice.


Make sure your pots are healthy, non-toxic and harmless. If you plan to grow edible food, it should be free of plastic, harmful paints and stains, and chemically treated wood.


Next, consider the size of the pot. Elevated pots mean your plant roots will be limited by the size of the pot. Make sure the seedling soil is deep enough to provide enough space for root plants like carrots or the roots of larger plants like tomatoes, eggplants, sunflowers, etc.

The usual raised bed size is 90-120cm wide and 180-240cm long, in this size you can take care of all the vegetables in the raised box. If you are building or setting up multiple loft beds, make sure there is enough room between them to be able to walk between them. For long-term plantings, add compost or mulch between or inside raised pots to ensure each raised bed is easily accessible.

The overall height of the loft bed is also important. Too high will make it inconvenient for you to operate, and too low will make you bend over in the operating room.


Finally, it is important to consider the maintenance needs of the grower. Raised bed planting should make your life easier, not complicate it. Avoid flower boxes that need to be painted or stained daily, or that will rust, warp, or become brittle in direct sunlight.

Place elevated flower boxes

Once you've selected the elevated planter box that's right for you, it's time to place it. These pots can get heavy when filled with soil, so don't fill the pots until you are happy with where they are.

Most fruits and vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of full sun, so plant boxes should be placed in full sun. If the variety you are growing is shade-loving, place the pot in the shade.

Also, make sure your raised pots are close to a water source for quick watering. After all, dragging a kettle for a long distance every day is a big drag. Therefore, you can place the planter close to the kitchen.

complete flowerpot

As with outdoor planting, the secret to success in raised pots is the soil. Although most raised pots are very durable, they are not suitable for holding heavy clay-based garden soil. In fact, a mixture of high-quality potting soil and compost is the way to go.

Mix 2/3 potting soil with 1/3 compost, add organic granular fertilizer, and you're ready to go! (Of course, if you're growing cacti or succulents, add sandy soil to the mix instead of compost)

What can be planted in elevated flowerpots?

For planting gardeners, the possibilities are endless! There are plenty of plants that do well in such an environment!

Grow compact vegetable varieties such as 'Rolling Tom' tomatoes, 'Fairy Tale' eggplant, 'Mohawk Patio' peppers, and 'Thumbelina' carrots in raised pots.

How about the herbal paradise? "Spicy Balls" basil, thyme, lemongrass, rosemary, and parsley all grow well.

Small dwarf berry plants, such as 'Strawberry Shortcake' red raspberries, 'Top Hat' blueberries and strawberries, look beautiful in raised beds and are also very productive.

Flowers are another lovely option. Most annuals do well in pots,

Fairy gardens and miniature plants are another unique option, especially when the height of the pots is at level with curious little hands and eyes.

In raised pots, you can even grow low shrubs and dwarf evergreens. Doing so will create an excellent privacy barrier between enclosed balconies, patios and porches.