Raised beds

pepper plants and beans in a wooden box beside a swimming poolRaised beds refers to plots of land where the soil is separated from the ground. Gardening in raised beds has many advantages including that the soil warms up faster and drains better. It is also used to improve access for people with limited mobility, and in places where there is concern about soil contamination.  

Getting started


  Naturallife lists a number of advantages to growing in raised beds and gives start up tips.

These sites will get you thinking about design:

        If you want to build your own beds, these websites offer instructions:


If you don't want to build your own, you can buy ready-made systems or have beds installed. Looking at catalogs can also give you design ideas.

Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO) 

Young Urban Farmers

Home Depot


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