Today’s article on raised bed garden techniques features a short video with me prepping the garden after summer crops had been harvested and just before fall garlic will go into the growing bed. Many new gardeners are confused when they hear the term “raised bed vegetable garden” so I hope that seeing a raised bed vegetable garden in action will help clear the confusion.
In the previous entry I described the “seasonal hunger gap” and included a couple of photos that show how far along my garden is early in the season. Much of the credit for getting a big jump on the growing season is due to the fall planting of crops such as garlic and leafy green vegetables, but the real key is that I use raised growing beds to manage and organize all of my gardening.
Today I’ll share a video filmed last fall that will demonstrate how quick and easy it is to prep an existing raised bed vegetable garden for planting. With a Radius digging fork and about twenty minutes of light lifting a forty by five foot existing raised vegetable bed can be worked and ready for seeding or to set out transplants!
That sure beats waiting around for the garden to dry out, wrestling with a tiller, shovels, and other equipment, and enables me to get in there and prep sections of the garden as needed without having to clear and till the entire plot all at once.
I can start gardening earlier in the spring, work around areas where biennials or perennials are still occupying the ground, eliminate soil compaction, and enjoy many other benefits that gardening in a raised bed make possible! And the only rule to keep in mind is that you never walk on top of your raised growing beds.
So check out the following video to see how easy it is to prepare a raised bed garden for growing fresh fruits and vegetables:
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