Have you ever tried raised bed gardening? I have had a container garden and a traditional ground garden in the past. While my husband has always intended for me to have a raised bed garden, work and other things have always gotten in the way. This year, we have decided it would be the year for my garden to move into a raised bed garden to control the weeds. Just as we were getting ready to start the planning stage for our raised bed garden, we got the chance to review a new book all about raised bed gardening. As you can guess, we could not wait for our complimentary copy of The First Time Gardener Raised Bed Gardening to arrive!
First Time Gardener Raised Bed Gardening: What Is It
Are you considering having a raised bed garden this year? If so, we think you will love The First Time Gardener Raised Bed Gardening. Here is what the publisher has to say about this book:
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 The First-Time Gardener: Raised Bed Gardening, 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.
First Time Gardener: Our Thoughts
When it comes to beginner books, I have to say I love The First Time Gardener Raised Bed Gardening. It has everything you need to create your first raised bed garden and even has reference information perfect for experienced gardeners. I didn’t expect to find the author’s recipes for various soil combinations in the book that I love. Along with helpful information and designs, the book also has truly gorgeous pictures and graphs, making it a must for any gardener’s collection.
First Time Gardener: Where to Purchase
Would you like to purchase this gardening book for yourself or someone you know? You can find The First Time Gardener Raised Bed Gardening on Amazon.com for under $25 in paperback or on your Kindle. Who knew having a raised bed garden could be so easy?