Mounded Raised Beds: How To Make An Unframed Raised Bed

By October 18, 2017Articles

Mounded Raised Beds: How To Make An Unframed Raised Bed

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer If you’re like most gardeners, you think of raised beds as structures enclosed and raised above the ground by some sort of frame. But raised beds with no walls also exist. In fact, they’re the most common way to build raised beds on a large scale, and they’re popular on small vegetable farms. These mounded raised beds are also great for home gardens. Advantages of Growing in Unframed Raised Beds Unframed raised beds offer most of the same advantages as framed raised beds. These include improved drainage, a deeper volume of loosened soil for plant roots to explore, and a raised growing surface that is easier to reach without kneeling. Raised bed soil also warms up earlier in spring. An additional advantage of unframed raised beds is that you can install them with significantly less expense and effort, which is especially important

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