What are planted garden beds?

Planting a flower bed is to surround it with metal, plastic boards or cement blocks, and then fill the middle with soil for growing vegetables. This is a planted garden bed.

The height of the plantation bed is generally at least 15 cm, and the generally purchased plantation bed is about 30 cm.

The benefits of growing vegetables in vegetable beds 1. The vegetable garden looks neater and more beautiful

When we installed the vegetable bed, it was planned in advance, and it was more tidy on the whole. Planter bed hoardings hold the soil within the planter bed. Therefore, the walking area around the planting bed is easier to keep clean.

2. Easy to improve soil

For friends whose backyard soil is not conducive to growing vegetables, flower beds are a good way to improve soil quality.

Different planting beds can be prepared with different soils, which are more conducive to the growth of different kinds of vegetables.

Using a planting bed, which generally drains well, is an excellent choice for a vegetable garden with poor drainage.

3. Easier work

Generally speaking, the minimum height of the planting bed is 15 cm. Most planting beds are around 30 cm. Do-it-yourself planting beds can be a little taller. Therefore, when working, reduce unnecessary bending, so that daily work will not be so tiring, and the backache caused by the work in the vegetable garden will not be so tiring.

Planting beds are definitely very helpful for friends with limited mobility.

4. Can reduce pests and diseases

Snails and slugs can be effectively controlled using planting beds. Planting beds are generally high, making it difficult for snails and slugs to climb to such heights.

5. The temperature rises rapidly in spring

When the seedbed comes in spring, because the soil of the seedbed is affected by the weather, the temperature rises faster, which is more conducive to early sowing.

6. Prevent damage

Using planted garden beds is a great way to keep kids or pets from stepping on vegetables.

Disadvantages of growing vegetables in flower gardens 1. High cost

Generally speaking, to build a vegetable garden with flower beds, you need to buy some soil. Even buying a portion of soil can be a huge expense for a backyard.

2. Need frequent watering

Planting beds dry out faster than the ground in summer and therefore require more watering.

3. Sudden rise/drop in temperature

In areas with hot summer, the soil temperature will be relatively high, which may not be conducive to the growth of vegetable roots.

Soil in planted garden beds will cool faster and will be cooler than ground soil when autumn comes.

4. The soil temperature will be colder in winter

The soil of the planting bed, because it is above ground, is colder in winter. Well for those perennial vegetables it needs to be more hardy

I have both purchased flower beds and made my own in my vegetable garden. My point of view is that planting flower beds and land planting have their own advantages, and we can combine them according to our own conditions.

1. Don't build/buy all the planting beds at once: This way you will experience for yourself what kind of planting method you like and what kind of planting beds you like. At the same time, it can also reduce your one-time investment cost.

2. Reserved planting area: For those perennial plants, it is more important in areas with lower winter temperatures. Because the seed coat will be colder in winter.

Regardless of the method used to grow vegetables, the goal is to grow more and better vegetables. While enjoying the joy of harvesting, we should also enjoy the process of sowing.