People are beginning to understand the importance of real, organic food, so it’s not very uncommon these days to notice garden beds in your friend or your neighbor’s backyards. These practical “beds” have convinced many green thumbs to get out there and try to grow some veggies. They are favorite among gardeners, especially among new gardeners, because the soil can be catered to your needs since you will be the one filling the beds rather than using what’s already there. The garden beds’ soil can become warmer in spring and drain the excess water out way more quickly than usually and that will give you a longer growing season. You can look for your ideal garden bed Australia wide and make your backyard space efficient, colorful and healthy. Although you can plant almost anything in them, there are some real stars that rise above the rest. Let’s take a closer look.
Tomatoes are the juiciest, reddest and coolest veggies around. I’m sure everyone in the family loves them, plus they are so much garden bed-friendly! They need a nutrient-dense soil in order to thrive and since you’re the one who will customize the soil in the garden bed, what could go wrong? Tomatoes are heavy feeders and the soil is really important to them, that’s why they feel at home in garden beds. The only probable downside is that it’s harder for the tomato cages and stakes to stand up in the loose soil.
Spinach, lettuce or kale are the greenest and healthiest leaves that you can grow in a garden bed. You can plant these cool weather crops when you get a trowel in your soil. Leafy greens are not growing well with soggy roots, so here’s another reason that the garden bed is their perfect home. You should harvest the spinach for example before summer because the garden bed soil becomes warmer than the regular soil and our favorite leafy greens are more comfortable with cooler weather.
Or any other root vegetable for that matter. The root veggies need a rock-free soil where they can spread out as much as they can. Their perfect soil is the free-draining soil. Carrots become tastier as they grow so you can start harvesting as soon as they are big enough to eat or you can leave them to mature for a single, big harvest. A very useful tip is watering the bed before harvesting because that way the soil will soften and you can pull out the carrots easier.
This white, round veggie that we like to add in every single meal is one of the friendliest vegetables when it comes to garden beds. Onions thrive in cool, frost-free weather so if you’re going to plant them in a garden bed Australia is the best place on Earth to do that. They are quick draining soil lovers and they require plenty of organic matter. When you decide you want to plant onions in your garden bed, try to incorporate as much compost as you can. Onions are slow-growers, so be patient with them. It will take time, but the final result will be simply amazing.
Probably the most favorite vegetable in the world! They grow best when they are able to spread out in the soil and that’s why it’s important to plant them at least about 12 inches apart in all directions and bury them 3 inches deep. As the potatoes grow, add more soil to the garden bed until it’s almost completely filled. In a couple of weeks the potatoes should start sprouting. Potatoes can be really thirsty veggies, so it’s a good idea to use mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water is really important for them so don’t forget to give them what they need the most, otherwise you won’t get the yummiest out of them.