Planting a garden bed is to use metal, plastic boards or cement blocks to surround it, and then fill the middle with soil for planting vegetables. This is a planting garden bed.
The height of the planting garden bed is generally at least 15 cm, and the generally purchased planting garden bed is about 30 cm.
The advantages of growing vegetables in garden beds 1. The vegetable garden looks neater and more beautiful
When we install a planting garden bed, it is planned in advance, and it is more tidy as a whole. And the hoarding of the planting garden bed can hold the soil inside the planting garden bed. Therefore, the walking area around the planting bed is easier to keep clean.
2. It is easy to modify the soil
For those friends whose backyard soil is not conducive to growing vegetables, a garden bed can be a great way to improve the soil quality.
Different planting garden beds can be formulated with different soils, which are more conducive to the growth of different types of vegetables.
By using planting beds, drainage is generally better, which is a very good choice for vegetable gardens with poor drainage.
3. Work is easier
Generally speaking, the minimum height of the planting bed is 15 cm. Most of the planting beds are about 30 cm. The planting bed made by yourself can be higher. Therefore, when working, reduce unnecessary bending, so that the daily work is not so tired, which will cause back pain caused by the work of the vegetable garden.
Planting beds are definitely very helpful for friends with limited mobility.
4. Can reduce pests and diseases
The use of planting beds can effectively control snails and slugs. The planting beds are generally high, and it is difficult for snails and slugs to climb to such a height.
5. The temperature rises faster in spring
When the planting bed comes in spring, because the soil of the planting bed is exposed to the weather, the temperature rises faster, which is more conducive to early planting.
6. Prevent damage
Using a planted garden bed is a great way to prevent kids or pets from stepping on vegetables.
Disadvantages of growing vegetables in garden beds 1. High cost
Generally speaking, to build a vegetable garden with a garden bed, you need to purchase some soil. Even buying a portion of soil can be a huge expense for a backyard.
2, need frequent watering
Planting beds dry out faster in the summer than in the ground, and therefore require more watering.
3. Sudden temperature increase/decrease
For areas with hotter summers, the soil temperature will be relatively high, which may be detrimental to the root growth of vegetables.
The soil in which the garden beds are planted will cool faster and the temperature will be cooler than the soil in the ground when fall comes.
4. The soil temperature will be colder in winter
The soil for the planting bed, because it is above the ground, is colder in winter. Then for those perennial vegetables, it needs to be more cold-resistant
I have both bought planter garden beds and make my own planter garden beds in my vegetable garden. My point is that planting garden beds and land planting each have advantages, and we can combine them according to our circumstances.
1. Don't build/buy all the planting garden beds at once: so that you will experience for yourself what kind of planting method you prefer and what type of planting bed you like. At the same time, it can also reduce your one-time investment costs.
2. Reserve land for planting: for those perennial plants, which is relatively important in areas with relatively low winter temperatures. Because the planting hides in the winter will be colder.
No matter which way of growing vegetables, our goal is to grow more and better vegetables. While enjoying the joy of harvesting, we also want to enjoy the process of planting.
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