If you wish to grow your own vegetables this summer, remember that you increase your chances of success by planting your seeds in a raised garden bed. It is because raised beds provide better drainage. It is also easier on your back. A DIY tutorial from Sunset magazine even tells you how to drape the bird netting or row covers over your raised beds.
For a weekend project, you will have plenty of time to also build the perfect compost bin.
+ How to make the perfect raised bed – photo by Norm Plate for Sunset magazine
+ Build the perfect compost bin – photo by Andrew Drake for Sunset magazine
YannickJune 2, 2011 at 17:51
Hello Kim! Do you know if it becomes more dry than a normal garden?
KimJune 2, 2011 at 22:22
Yannick, I suppose that it does since it is a planter.
DeannaJune 5, 2011 at 16:08
With the new e.coli scare I really want to start my own raised garden – thank you for the tips.