How to start a raised-bed veggie garden

Now that we’re enjoying the Spring weather, this is the perfect time to start a raised-bed vegetable garden. But where should you start? Friedman’s Home Improvement has some tips to help you get your raised-bed veggie garden going and growing.

Build a raised garden bed:
If you don’t already have a raised-bed ready to go in your yard, Friedman’s Home Improvement has the supplies you’ll need to build one. Whatever the size you desire for your raised-bed veggie garden, we have the lumber, hand tools, fasteners, and hardware for your garden bed project. Ask any of our Friedman’s Xpert Advisors about the raised-bed design you wish to build, and he or she will guide you with knowledge as you explore your options. Then, once you’re ready to build, make sure you position your raised bed in an area with plenty of sun exposure.

Xpert Advisor Tip: Don’t forget line your Raised Garden Bed with Gopher Wire. Gopher Wire is easier to work with that Hardware Cloth and can be easily stapled to the bottom of your bed.

Don’t feel like making your own raised garden bed? Friedman’s Home Improvement offers pre-made beds and kits as well!

Prepare the soil:
Depending on the types of vegetables you wish to plant in your raised-bed garden, you will need to make sure you have the right type of soil. Most soil can get a boost with compost and be ready for planting, but some soils need more help. Vegetables require good, loamy, well-drained soil for the veggies to grow to their full potential. Our Xpert Advisors in the Garden Department can help you select the right soil for the task, as well as any plant foods, fertilizers, and pest control products.

Planting tools:
Besides seeds, you will some basic planting tools. These raised-bed garden tools include hand gloves, a spade, garden fork, soaking hose, hoe, hand weeder, and wheelbarrow to move around mulch or soil. If you need assistance locating seeds or planting tools for your raised-bed veggie garden, ask our Xpert Advisors in the Garden Department for help.

Garden bed maintenance:
As you reap the harvest from your garden bed, make sure to maintain it so it will always give you lively crops. Remember to remove weeds and pests, and to fertilize as needed so your vegetables get the nutrients they need.

When you’re ready to get started with your raised-bed veggie garden, you’ll find everything you need at Friedman’s Home Improvement, with the lowest price and local advice. Visit any of our stores in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Ukiah.

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