The Beginner’s Guide to Raised Bed Gardening: Gardening Tips and Techniques on Organic Raised Bed Gardening - Dueep J. Singh & John Davidson

The Beginner’s Guide to Raised Bed Gardening: Gardening Tips and Techniques on Organic Raised Bed Gardening

By Dueep J. Singh & John Davidson

  • Release Date: 2014-07-30
  • Genre: Gardening


A Beginner’s Guide to Raised Bed Gardening
Gardening Tips and Techniques on Organic Raised Bed Gardening

Table of Contents
Tips and techniques for Raised Bed Gardening
The Benefits of Raised Bed Gardening
Raised Beds as Spiritual Therapy
Conserving water in raised beds.
Preventing Soil Erosion
Keyhole gardens
How to Construct a Raised Garden
Choosing the Right Soil
Rooting zone
Making Raised Beds From Timber
Support for the outer wall.
Watering your raised beds
How to check soil drainage In Your Garden
Making a Kitchen Garden in Raised Beds
How to Make a Compost Heap
How to Make Leaf Compost
Organic manure for Making Compost
Making a Worm Farm
Herbal Plants in Your Raised Garden
Staggered Harvests
Lasagna Gardening
Author Bio
The first time I came across an example of raised bed gardening, my reaction was, that is an extremely sensible way of gardening, you do not have to stoop down to ground level. I was seeing these raised garden beds in a friend’s home. She loved gardening. She also had back trouble. So crouching down in front of her beloved flower and vegetable as well as herbal garden in order to de-weed them was purgatory to her.
And then her handy do-it-yourself practical husband said, “Why don’t we raise the crops and plants in beds which are waist high?” And he immediately set about building 4 feet wide beds, in square shaped blocks with wood. The soil was raised above ground level, and placed in that wooden frame. The results were amazing.
It was only 10 years later that I found out that raised bed gardening was being practiced extensively all over the world. Avid gardeners were making bed frames out of concrete, rock, and even wood. They made the containers to their own particular requirements, with dimensions ranging from 1.0 m to 2 m, depending on the space they had.
Gardening in containers is all very well, but raised gardening eliminates the use of pots.
And best of all, as my friend told me, “I do the gardening on my raised bed. Himself –(her enthusiastic DIY gardener husband) plans to plant plants which love the shade under the raised beds. In that way, we are utilizing every inch of the soil, as well as lots of space above ground level. What a sensible way to make gardens in limited spaces.”
She has the right of it. And this is possibly the reason why so many people want to know all about raised bed gardening in rich organic compost laden soil.
So as you are one of them, let us start with how we can utilize every square inch of our land, economically and beneficially, by making raised beds, how to make them, how to take care of them and how to enjoy their harvest.
I definitely advocate natural methods for gardening, so I am going to tell you about the best organic and natural gardening practices, which people all over the world have been using for centuries. Take advantage of our technology in other aspects of gardening like watering, etc., but still use the old natural methods for fertilizing the soil.


  • What a load of organic "compost"

    By SarahJNKC
    This is the worst purchase I've ever made. Don't waste your time or your money on this "book". Let me explain the many things wrong: 1. The book doesn't give you any real information. It provides anecdotal results, but no specific details. 2. The book could've been written better by a cat. If you claim to be an author and master of the English language, have the decency to write like it. There were so many typos, errors, mistakes in grammar that some sentences were sheer nonsensical. I kept flipping back and forth thinking I had missed a page. There were entire sections that I don't think I understood what the "authors" were trying to say. I believe the sample must have been either written by someone else, or the only piece edited. Don't fall for the sample, it's the only intelligible section. 3. This "author" is still a novice gardener but is trying to write a book about it. I will write to Apple to explain the historical inaccuracies this idiot writes about "witches of dark ages". I think this piece angered me more than the others. The "author" kept referring to how not to be thought of as a witch. This was brought up as tangential topics in the middle of the subject on soil. It was also grossly inaccurate. A fourth grade student would be able to call the "author" out on this one. 4. It keeps repeating the same information. I can save you precious time by telling you what the book states: 1. Raised beds are good for your back 2. Composting is good but don't use meat. 3. Pile the soil up to prevent soil erosion. There you go. 5. This "author" needs to get back on their anti-psychotic meds. This is the icing on the cake. I read the bio written by the "author". I laughed out loud. The only job this person forgot to add to their "resume" was President of the United States. I don't think Stephen Hawking could claim to be as intelligent as this jerk does. I was ready to diagnose them as Borderline Personality Disorder, but reconsidered to Bipolar Disorder. This "author" is a joke and waste of space. Please don't give them any of your time or money. This person claims to be a stock broker, engineer, chef, gardener, English teacher, physicist, lawyer, and so much more!