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Getting Your Raised Garden Beds Ready for Spring Planting

While those of us who are on top of the gardening game may have already put their March 15 peas in the ground, many more are only now just starting to consider what to grow this summer. A raised bed garden is simple to create, and offers the following advantages:

Raised bed gardens allow you to grow more in less space. This is because the roots of the plants grow straight down, as opposed to spreading out in search of moisture and nutrients.

Raised bed gardens require less watering. The soil doesn't become compacted and result in runoff. Instead, water is absorbed directly, and moisture is retained for a longer period of time.

Raised bed gardens don't require tilling. Once your raised bed garden is set up with soil and a non-pressure treated wood frame for support, you pretty much can go from year to year without ever having to till or even turn over the soil.

Raised garden beds look attractive, and can make it easy to navigate your garden during the heat of summer when everything can morph into an overgrown jungle.

Raised garden beds are perfect for those with limited mobility who may find it difficult to bend and reach in for those hard-to-reach plants.

 

If you've been fertilizing your raised garden beds with organic compost all year, then you really don't even have to prepare the earth before putting your first spring seeds in. The only thing that we do recommend, once you begin planting, is to continue using a well balanced mix of organic compost to maintain the quality of the soil.

If you have not been fertilizing your raised bed garden, then we do recommend some simple pre-planting steps to ensure that your vegetables will be getting the most nutrients in the best way. Mix in approximately 2 to 4 inches of organic compost – preferably some you have made yourself, using a compost tumbler, or some high quality organic compost purchased from a local grower.

For more information on raised bed gardening in NJ, read:

When and How to Start Prepping Your Garden Beds in NJ

When to Plant Early Spring Vegetables in NJ

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GardenBedsNJ.com is owned by Mike Hyde and 4 Seasons Lawn Care. We build, deliver and install raised garden beds to Hunterdon and Warren Counties in NJ and Northampton County, PA.

Contact us for more information: 908 783 5733 or email mikehyde@4seasonslawns.com today!

 

 

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