Is your backyard rather limited in size? If you have always dreamed of growing your own vegetables but simply do not have room outside for a garden, consider buying some raised garden boxes to grow your vegetables in.
If you do not know what raised gardening is, it is simply a way to plant and grow vegetables without the need for much space. Instead of planting the seeds directly into the ground, you will plant them in boxes that are elevated up and off the ground. These raised beds are available online and are quite affordable. Raised vegetable beds come in all sorts of sizes and shapes and can be made from a variety of materials such as wood, composite or stone.
You are even able to buy click-together systems. This is a smart choice if you plan to grow several types of vegetables in a small space. By raising the garden boxes off the ground, there is less back ache and strain associated with gardening and the click-together variety come with interlocking joints that allow you to stack them as you please. Plants can be spaced very close together in a raised bed because you do not need to allow for room to step. This increases the productivity per square foot and also cuts back on the amount of weeding that must be done. Raised beds also drain away excess water much better than ordinary garden beds which is a great plus if you happen to live in an area that receives a lot of rainfall.
Once you have your raised garden in place you can decorate it as you please by using flower bed edging of your choice. Not only will this give your garden a homey and neat appearance but it also provides more order and eye-pleasing geometry to your garden. Raised garden beds allow you to garden longer in the fall as they warm up sooner in the mornings so that your plants remain productive later when the weather cools.
More and more people are choosing to grow their own vegetables at home. Homegrown veggies are much healthier for you as there are no pesticides to concern yourself with and they cost far less than what you are forced to pay at your local market or grocery store. Even folks with small backyards can enjoy the many benefits of growing their own vegetables thanks to the widespread availability of raised garden beds.
Caitlina is a freelance writer.