Building a Raised Garden Bed

A raised garden bed is an excellent project to do in the backyard. While it can be a worthwhile project, it is also a good way of starting to become self-sufficient. A raised garden bed or garden box can be turned into a veggie patch, where people can grow their own food. It can be a fun and relaxing project, perfect for those who enjoy learning and have the patience to care for plants.

Benefits of a Veggie Patch

Recent issues regarding the use of toxic chemicals, fertilisers and pesticides on vegetables raised concerns among many people about the quality of food they get from the supermarket. A good way to address this issue is creating one’s own garden bed for a veggie patch. With a veggie patch, the homeowner gets to control which fertiliser and pesticide to use. This ensures that all the vegetables are guaranteed safe to serve and eat. Although building a garden bed will not be a complete solution to becoming self-sufficient, it will help ensure that there is easy access to fresh herbs and vegetables.

Perfect DIY Project

Constructing a garden bed should not be that difficult. It can be built on a small area in the backyard. It is also possible to build a raised garden box on a roof deck. The garden box can be made of concrete or timber boards formed in a box to hold the new soil. Hardware cloth can be used to line the bottom of the box. This will protect the plants from underground critters that love devouring the plants from the roots.

For best results, it is best to ensure that only excellent soil is used for the garden bed. Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre can provide all materials necessary to make the garden bed, including garden soil, mulch, compost and decorative pebbles. Bacchus Marsh Redgum & Garden Centre also supplies a broad range of masonry materials, which can be alternatively used to form the garden box for a more decorative appeal.

Challenges Involved

Creating a vegetable patch comes with different challenges. One needs a good amount of patience to be able to look after the health of the plants. There can be many failures in trying to successfully maintain the health of the plants. The soil type may not be the right one for a particular plant. Thorough research should be done to make sure that the garden box plants are getting the right treatment. There is also the issue of pests feeding on the leaves of the plants. The good thing about having one’s own veggie patch is that all pest control can be done in an environmentally friendly manner.

 


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