Raised Bed Gardening (First-Time Gardener) is an essential beginner's guide to building, filling, and growing a raised bed vegetable garden.
Setting up your first raised bed garden? With help from YouTube gardening star CaliKim, you'll soon be growing your own fresh, organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers like a pro. Whether your yard is big or small, raised beds are the perfect fit. They allow you to create a controlled growing environment, filled with fertile soil, where plants thrive. Raised beds help gardeners overcome rocky or less-than-ideal soils, there's little to no weeding involved, and they can be as large or as petite as you'd like. You can even use an elevated or mobile raised bed if the only sunny space you have to grow is on a patio, deck, or driveway.
In Raised Bed Gardening (First-Time Gardener), you'll learn how to select the best raised bed for your space, what to fill it with, and tips for staking and trellising plants to save space and improve yields. Additional advice found inside includes:
- DIY plans for building quick-and-simple beds
- Info on the best soil mixes for filling raised beds
- How to mulch, water, and fertilize your new garden
- Illustrated planting plans to help you determine how many plants fit in each bed
- Step-by-step project plans for unique raised bed trellising systems
- The best beginner-friendly crops to get you started
- How to maximize production from a small raised bed garden
- Tips to get growing in a way that won't leave you feeling overwhelmed halfway through the season
Raised bed gardening is perfect for beginners, as long as you have a pro like CaliKim sharing her essential know-how and cheering you on to veggie-growing victory.
This book is part of The First-Time Gardener's Guides series from Cool Springs Press, which also includes The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers and The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables. Each book in The First-Time Gardener's Guides series is aimed at beginner gardeners and offers clear, fact-based information that's presented in a friendly and accessible way, including step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout.
CaliKim is an organic gardener, and helps gardeners all over the world learn how to grow their own food in a quick, simple, and inexpensive way through her enormously popular YouTube channel, CaliKim Garden & Home. Join CaliKim and her husband, Jerry, also known as CameraGuy, in their Southern California urban organic garden. They share garden how-tos, tips, and healthy garden-to-table recipes. CaliKim loves to try new things in the garden, so there are always surprises along the way. She is a brand spokesperson for Smart Pots, frequent lecturer, and operates an online store through her website where she sells proprietary, branded garden products produced in joint ventures with major garden suppliers. She is the author of Organic Gardening for Everyone by Cool Springs Press as well as several self-published eBooks.
Cool Springs Press
Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables