Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute

Vegetable garden in raised bed

July 24, 2020
Vegetable Gardening with Raised Beds

Today, raised bed gardening is very popular. It allows control of the soil and makes harvesting easier. Learn more by listening to this episode.

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Raised beds can be a great way to grow vegetables. They provide more control of the soil and make access and maintenance a lot easier.

Gardening with raised beds isn’t a new concept, and it's not hard to do.

Construct a frame for your raised bed using bricks, concrete blocks, recycled plastic, or wood. You don’t need to be handy, since many simple-to-use kits are available.

Beds can range from a few inches to a couple of feet deep, but keep them only 3 – 4 feet wide so that you can still reach into the middle.

Fill them with a quality soil mix to provide good growing conditions and help maximize your harvest.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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