Growing Crops in the City with Raised Garden Beds

Plants on a garden bed

‘Sustainability’ is a word thrown around in modern cities to encourage people to know better ways.

Sustainability for power? Use solar panels. Sustainability in shopping? Try reusable bags. Sustainability for transportation? Use a bike, electronic or pedalled.

Those committed to a sustainable life, however, can turn to raised garden beds to grow their own fruits and vegetables. From Perth to Sydney, it is available in many places and in many forms. There are beds made of steel, wood and plastic. Whatever material suits you, make sure it is the right size to maximise your available area.

Planting in the City: Tricky But Doable

The height makes raised garden beds to work for city dwellers. The vertical space means you can fill it with ample soil. Most garden beds also allow for irrigation so you would not have to worry about drowning the plants. You can also be certain that your pet will not be digging around or pulling your plant.

Some companies offer optional accessories with their products. If they have irrigation kits, benches or trellis systems, try spending a bit more. You can also create makeshift gardening tools and get on planting as soon as possible.

Some Tips for a Bountiful Harvest

While you may not be opening a farm, you can still have a basketful of fruits and vegetables if you do it right. Pick crops that are in season. Each of them requires a particular climate or pH level, so it is important to grow them in the right period.

Place it in areas that receive constant sunlight or ones that have enough space. Do not worry because raised beds tend to get more sun and remain warmer for longer.

You should also be fastidious in choosing the fertiliser and soil/compost. Again, choose what kind thrives in your climate. These materials often decide if you can grow your crops properly.

Vertical gardening and sustainability have become a lot more achievable due to raised garden beds. Not only will there be less waste, but you will also learn the value of growing your own food.