Every year, so many of us say “this summer – I’m going to grow my own veggies”. Well guess what? Now is THE time to start.
The easiest way to grow your own veggies is with a raised garden bed. They’re a no-dig solution that takes away the worry of conditioning heavy clay, sandy soil or finicky PH levels. You just need a little clever planning to get yourself established, then you’ll be set for years to come.
First you’ll need some raised garden boxes. A variety of sizes, shapes, materials and colours are available to suit your specific garden style. For example: large ready-made plastic or corrugated metal tubs are increasingly popular or you can construct your own rustic design with wooden sleepers.
If you’re not sure what materials or types of woods are best suited for your space and location, Hire A Tradesman will be happy to refer you to a gardening expert for advice or to organise the whole design and installation for you.
Whichever size you decide on, make sure you can reach across to access and maintain your delicious delights come produce time.
Four of the most important issues to consider when growing veggies are: sunshine, wind protection, drainage and crop rotation. Veggies need at least six hours a day to perform their best. Make sure you place your garden beds in a suitable, sunny position. Good placement of your boxes should provide protection from strong winds
What is best [and easiest] to grow?
Your local nursery will usually stock seeds or seedlings suitable for this coming season’s plantings.
Go on, get started, call us today and we can help you build your raised beds!