Making a Vegetable Garden Bed

A garden can provide the opportunity to select a variety of vegetable seeds and garden seeds to create a garden you will enjoy and love. Free seed catalogs, nurseries and garden centers serve as the perfect inspiration to plan and organize your choice of gardens from container gardens to window boxes.

There are many garden projects to keep the gardening enthusiast busy some of which include; rock gardens, window boxes, gazebos, ponds, stones, secret gardens, fountains, retaining walls, stepping stones and making your own vegetable beds. Making a vegetable bed is a great project for the winter months.

Gardening Tips: Building Raised Vegetable Garden Beds

In order to build a raised vegetable garden bed, an area of soil can be surrounded with bricks or wood, and this area should have a weed barrier and exposure to a full, hot sun. But tall plants in the back of a vegetable garden, so that they don’t shade other plants.

The following steps can help you with building your vegetable bed; mark out shape with garden hose or sticks till you find a shape that works best; cut along outline with spade into soil; strip turf from area (one inch of topsoil); cut away large roots, remove stones and debris; dig over site to break up soil; once soil is broken down about twice the depth of spade, mix in manure or compost.

Equipped with your garden accessories, flower bulbs, vegetable and flower seeds your garden can serve as an ongoing project. You can start planning in the fall for the spring garden of your dreams.

Wide Vegetable Garden Rows Work Well for Some Vegetables Seeds

Some vegetables grow well when their vegetables seeds are planted in wide rows in your vegetable garden. These are garden peas and bush beans. Although I plant all my other vegetables seeds in long thinly spaced rows, these vegetable seeds grow bountifully from wide rows.

As it happens, these are also my favorite to grow ! Firstly, I use a hoe to make a wide mark along the row in the vegetable garden where I want to plant these seeds. I then sprinkle a very large bag or two of vegetables seeds in the trough, spacing each vegetables seeds about 1″ apart within it. After all the vegetable seeds have been spread, I then cover them with soil to about 1/2″ – 1″ in depth.

If you follow this vegetable gardening tip, it won’t take long before your vegetable garden will have the peas and beans vegetables seeds sprouting. The peas will require staking. If you plant your peas from vegetables seeds early in the spring – March is not too soon is some areas, like the Pacific Northwest, you will be able to do a second planting of seeds for a second harvest in the vegetable garden.

Our family loves my dill pickled bean recipe, so I always plant lots of these vegetables seeds. Because of their small diameter, they can be eaten earlier than cucumber pickles, which need to sit and mature for much longer.