From high-rise VegTrugs to wooden planters and moveable gardens, raised bed gardening is a handy space saving way to create an instant vegetable patch or flower bed.
Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening
- Planting, pruning & weeding is easier
- No need to bend or lift
- Protects your plants
- Improved drainage
There are many benefits to raised bed gardening, including their accessibility for people in wheelchairs or other mobility problems. The accessibility also makes them the ideal choice for children's gardens, where they can learn about growing fruit and veg.
Raised Bed Gardening Ideas
So, fruit, veg and flowers can all be successfully grown in raised beds. They can also be used for specialist or themed planting schemes. Why not use yours to create a garden of the following plants?
- Alpine plants
- Cacti and succulents
- Rock plants
- Lime hating plants
Raised Bed Flower Gardens
Raised bed gardening has been used for many years for growing fruit and vegetables. It is less common to see flowering plants being grown in raised beds but there is no good reason for this. A raised bed makes a wonderful cutting garden and is also a good way of growing plants requiring a different soil type to the rest of the garden, for example heathers, azaleas and rhododendrons can be grown in a raised bed holding ericaceous compost.