Elevated Garden Bed - The Easiest Way to Grow Vegetables
Best Choice Raised Garden Bed
Gardening Without Kneeling or Bending Over
Elevated garden beds are just about the perfect way to grow veggies (or flowers) for many reasons. First and foremost, you never have to kneel or bend over the tend your garden. So much better for older people or people with back or kneel problems. Another great reason is that they are movable. You are not stuck having them in one place, you can move them around the yard or deck. They are also quick and easy to water and have drainage, so over watering is not a problem.
Ever since I first saw these elevated planters, I knew that I had to have them. They were cheaper than the ones my husband built from scratch! Not only do they look pretty, but they will also provide vegetables for my family without the usual drudgery of gardening in the ground.
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This is my Favorite Garden Bed!
46” x 22 inches. This bed gives you plenty of space to grow herbs, vegetables or flowers.
Bed is made of 0.75 inch thick solid wood. 30 inches tall, it is great for people that cannot kneel or bend over to garden or weed.
Easy to assemble, it requires only a few tools and goes together in less than an hour!
Perfect for wheelchair gardeners!
My Experience With The Best Choice Garden Bed
I bought four of these raised garden beds to put in a gardening area of my backyard, see the photo below. The beds in the back were made by my husband. The cost of the materials to make those beds was $50 more than the cost of the Best Choice Kit.
The kit was really easy to put together as long as you have a file or large grit sand paper. When sliding the boards into the corners, if they don't slip in, then file or sand them down a bit till they do. Don't try to force them in by beating them with a hammer, all you will do is crack the wood and ruin them. A bit of sanding and they will go together like a dream.
I stained mine, but you don't have to, you can paint them or leave them to naturally weather. If you do stain or paint them, remember not to do either to the interior side of the wood pieces because stain and paint can leech into the wood and that is not healthy for you or your plants.
I would recommend these garden beds to anyone! They are beautiful, convenient and save your knees and back from the pain that comes with gardening in the ground. They are inexpensive, easy to assemble and look great! Pick a few up today!
Garden Bed Area of My Backyard
Closer Look At My Garden Beds
Video of the Easy Assembly of the Above Garden Bed
Mulch Your Beds for Better Results
You will find that you get more produce from your plants if you cover the soil with some type of mulch. It helps keep down the weeds which steal nutrients from your plants and it helps keeps the dirt moist so you don't have to water as often.
You can use many things for mulch: leaves, cut grass, wood chips or regular bagged mulch like the find at the store. You can use cardboard or newspaper, but you have to either weigh it down or stake it.
I have mulched and not mulched and I definitely prefer mulching. However, I usually don't mulch until the plants are at least 4 inches tall, so they don't get lost in the mulch!
Raised Beds Are a Great Way for Wheelchair Bound Folks To Be Able to Garden!
Have You Ever .....
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