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Raised Beds For Herb Gardening

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When I first got started growing herbs, flowers and vegetables in
my garden, I didn't have a lot of money for supplies. I got some great
books that told me exactly what to do to grow fabulous plants at home.
Do you want to know the secret? Prepare great soil!Plants need a
good foundation to thrive. Their roots provide moisture, nutrients and
even air. They also create a stable base from which herbs and other
plants can send their leaves, stalks and shoots soaring into the sky.Unfortunately,
not a lot of us have perfect beds in our back yards. My soil has too
much clay. It's very wet during the winter and it gets as hard as
concrete in the summer. Some people struggle with sandy soil that loses
moisture very quickly.Raised beds are a wonderful solution to the
problem of having poor soil.When you build a raised bed for your
herbs, you provide them a wonderful oppotunity to grow unimpeded. Their
roots will luxuriate in richer, fluffier soil that offers just the
right balance of moisture?Are you ready to build raised beds?You
can frame your rasied beds with any materials you have on hand. I built
my raised beds with concrete blocks. Some people use hay bales. You can
also use landscaping timbers, but be careful not to use chemically
treated timbers or rail road ties as these are full of contaminants that
may leach harmful chemicals into your soil. This is never a plus, but
its especially harmful if you're going to be eating the plants you grow.A
good goal is to have your beds raised 6-12" above the regular soil
line, depending on what soil conditions are like underneath. I've seen
some raised bed gardens planted on top of a concrete driveway. If you
have enough soil in your bed, your plants won't mind a bit!The
final step in building raised beds for your herb garden or vegetable
garden is filling the bed with soil. I recommend digging the layer of
soil beneath your bed to loosen it and provide a hospitable environment
for adventurous longer roots. This is especially important for pernneial
herbs and any other plants which may have an especially deep root
system, like asparagus for example. Another important factor is
enriching the soil with organic matter. If you have it, finished compost
makes an excellent filler for your raised bed garden. Making your own
compost is the cheapest option, but you can also buy compost, potting
soil, and other excellent high quality soil mixes at the garden center.Making
raised beds is a great weekend garden project. Start with a small
garden and soon you'll have a lovely, healthy patch of herbs with tasty
leaves ripe for the picking.

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