The Complete Guide to Raised Bed Gardening

The Complete Guide to Raised Bed Gardening

I get periodic emails from Joe Lamp'l of Growing a Greener World: https://www.growingagreenerworld.com/

This week there was an offer of a free ebook called The Complete Guide to Raised Bed Gardening. It's 101 pages and chock full of info. Here is the link if you want to download a copy.

The Complete Guide to Raised Bed Gardening

Table of Contents
AN INTRODUCTION 1
MY RAISED BED GARDEN BACKGROUND 3
WHY USE RAISED GARDEN BEDS? 5
DO THE BENEFITS OF RAISED BEDS OUTWEIGH
THE COSTS? 6
GARDEN AREA PLANNING 8
RAISED BED SIZE CONSIDERATIONS 14
ADAPTIVE GARDENING 16
PREPARING THE GARDEN BED AREA 19
LAWN 20
WEED-INFESTED 20
BERMUDA GRASS 22
SHRUBBERY 22
TREE ROOTS 23
HARDSCAPE 24
WHICH MATERIALS ARE SAFE FOR CONTAINING YOUR BEDS? 25
RAW WOOD 26
WOOD STAINS & PAINT 27
TREATED WOOD 28
CINDER OR CONCRETE BLOCKS 30
COMPOSITE WOOD 32
RAILROAD TIES 32
GALVANIZED METAL 33
STRAW BALES 34
BRICK OR STONE 34
TIRES 34
PRE-MADE KITS 35
USING LINERS 35
USING IN-GROUND MOUNDS 35
BUILDING YOUR RAISED GARDEN BEDS 37
WHY IS SOIL HEALTH SO IMPORTANT? 41
BUILDING YOUR GARDEN SOIL 43
TOPSOIL 45
COMPOST 46
LEAVES 48
MINERALS 48
WORM CASTINGS 49
MUSHROOM COMPOST 50
GROUND BARK 50
COMPOSTED MANURE 51
WHAT NOT TO USE 52
MAINTAINING HEALTHY SOIL 55
SOIL TESTS 57
REJUVENATING OLD GARDEN BEDS 58
OTHER GARDEN BED MAINTENANCE QUESTIONS 59
MULCH 62
EFFICIENT IRRIGATION 67
WHAT SHOULD YOU PLANT IN YOUR RAISED BED GARDEN? 70
SELECTION 71
SPACING 72
COMPANION PLANTING 73
DON’T FORGET THE FLOWERS 74
USING COVER CROPS 74
RAISED BED CROP ROTATION 76
RAISED BED PEST MANAGEMENT 78
CATS 79
GOPHERS, MOLES & VOLES 80
CHIPMUNKS, MICE, RATS, ETC. 81
FIRE ANTS 81
ALTERNATIVES TO RAISED BED GARDENING—PHILOSOPHIES,
PROS & CONS 84
HUGELKULTUR 85
KEYHOLE GARDEN 86
SUNKEN BEDS (AKA BASIN GARDEN) 87
CORE GARDEN 88
WICKING BED 88
LINKS & RESOURCES 90
SPECIAL THANKS 94
ABOUT JOE LAMP’L 95
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