Plans to Build a Raised-Bed Garden

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Building a raised-bed garden is going to require you to plan things out well in advance. Make plans to build a raised-bed garden with help from the owner of a nursery in this free video clip.

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Hey there. Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Certified Bio-dynamic Nursery locate in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Here today to speak to you about plans for a raised garden bed. Now generally speaking a raised garden bed is a wonderful option for your average homeowner whether you live in an apartment where you have a carport handy maybe or a driveway, a patio that's cemented. These are all opportunities for you to make a raised bed actually something that's totally off the ground. And to whatever extent that you do raise it would be dependent on perhaps your physical limitations which is the wonderful option with a raised bed. You can tailor it to specifically suit the needs of the individual. And that might be bringing it up to the level of your waist so that you don't have to bend forward, barriers for keeping gophers out, raising them so that other pests such as perhaps rabbits can better be limited from getting into your garden. I basically recommend dimension wise using some sort of a derivative of eight foot lengths sections of lumber which are the most common and affordable pieces of lumber to get in a nursery. And you're looking for a minimum depth of sixteen inches. So basically two, two by eights by eight foot lengths would work relatively well for something like that. And of course half of that is four so a four foot width would give you a nice reachable distance for your garden to make it totally accessible. And basically the use of screws or brackets on the corners for support will allow you to have some rigidity durability that last a good five to ten years of life. And as long as you're putting in good soil and feeding the microbiology there with good organic matter you are going to get results like this garden here that I maintain at my nursery, a wonderful producer of food for me and my family. I'm Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Certified Bio-dynamic Nursery located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Feed the soil and let the plants feed you.


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