logging in or signing up Top 8 Tips for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening feilamsol Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 167 Category: Others/ Misc License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: April 14, 2012 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description RaisedGardenBedsz.com : To ensure the success of your garden, an herb garden, a flower garden or any combination of plant, you can follow basic but key steps to success. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com Top 8 Tips for Raised Bed Vegetable GardeningPowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com To ensure the success of your garden, whether it be a vegetable garden, an herb garden, a flower garden or any combination of plants, you can follow basic but key steps to success.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 1: Pick a Sunny Location. Growing vegetables need a minimum of six hours of sunshine a day. For maximum sun exposure, layout your raised garden bed with the rows running east to west.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 2: Keep location accessible to water. Location should be free of any low spots or rain water runoff as vegetables may rot if it sits long in water.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 3: Strip the Soil. Skim off the top 2inches of soil or sod and add it to the compost pile. Removing this top layer will keep weeds away. You can also lay down newspaper on the floor of the raised garden bed. In the spring, make a slit in the newspaper the length of the garden, then 2inches over make another parallel slit. Lift the 2inches of newspaper from the ground and toss it. Plant your seeds in the open area.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 4: Till the soil each year. Till or spade 2-3inches of compost or rotted manure into the soil. Work in a complete fertilizer and you can amend the soil pH to around 6.0-7.0.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 5: Keep the beds no wider than the spread of your arms or can at least walk around the bed. To suppress weeds, cover pathways with straws, boards, bricks, or wood chips.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 6: Combine vegetables and flowers. Adding flowers will beautify your garden. Some flowers may attract beneficial insects while some may repel it. Plant edible flowers like nasturtiums and violets.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 7: Plant vertical crops in your garden, like pole beans and squash. Or plant dwarf-size vegetable varieties like Tom Thumb Midget lettuce or Tiny Dill cucumbers.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com STEP 8: If you plan to freeze or can some of the vegetables, plant more of them. Don’t overplant any prolific producers such as summer squash or tomatoes. Never overcrowd.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com Raised bed vegetable gardening can be a lot of fun and hard work. You can have more control in your crops when using raised bed gardening.PowerPoint Presentation: RaisedGardenBedsz.com For more tips in planting on raised garden beds, VISIT our WEBSITE. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.