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For a large section of land waiting for a garden, check this out in the Australian outback

 

                                                                                                                               raised bed vegetable gardens

If you want a permanent garden then look at raised bed vegetable gardens

Raised bed vegetable gardens are ideal as they save your back and you can easily keep the walkways around the beds weed free. A big problem with garden beds is keeping the walkways weed

free. I use a cover crop over the whole area then make out the beds and just leave about 18 inches or 30 centimeters between the beds. 

This way I just walk over the cover crop and hopefully the cover crop will keep the weeds away.

With raised bed vegetable gardens you donít have this problem. Also you can plant seeds very near the edge of the raised bed, if the raised bed is in a frame whether concrete, wood or whatever and the plants can grow and flow over the edges. But the big advantage is you do not need to bend down as far to tend the garden. Gardening can be back breaking work but it doesnít need to be, and raised beds make it easier. I like trickle or drip irrigation and even with raised beds if you run two pipes down the beds or one pipe running down one side and back up the other it makes life easier. 

I think most raised beds are two short, like 1 meter by 2 meters. 

Iíd rather have the bed if possible 4 meters long then you have plenty of space for more vegetables. Also there is less wasted space in your yard. More area for growing vegetables. But before you set up raised beds look at your yard and make sure you have them in the correct place, because once they are filled with soil there is no moving them. Raised beds are permanent not like the usual beds which can change from season to season. So if you are planning a raised bed vegetable garden make sure the beds are in the best position, and you are happy with them before filling them up with soil and organic material.

Check out our Vegetable Gardening page and see what you think, but now is the time to stop thinking and just throw a few seeds around the house to see what happens.

                      

                                                                                                

 

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