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Monty Don’s brilliantly simple tip for building raised beds in the garden | Country

Monty Don's tip for building raised beds
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By Melanie Griffiths 3 days ago

Raised beds offer endless possibilities for growing crops and flowers, and they are so easy to include thanks to this advice from the celebrity gardening expert

Whether you want to grow your own produce, zone plants, or improve your soil, raised beds are the ideal solution. It’s tempting to invest in a flat-pack kit, but celebrity gardening sage Monty Don has a clever tip for building attractive raised beds that couldn’t be simpler.

Don shared the many benefits of adding raised beds to the garden in a video for BBC Gardener’s World. He explained that not only will they enormously improve drainage on heavy soil, but they ‘warm up quicker in spring, and mean you can focus all your energy into a very contained area. You can also plant them a little more densely.’

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Our Favorite Raised Garden Bed Kits for an Easy Garden Setup

We’ve gathered our favorite raised garden bed kits for those looking to expand their garden without having to do too much heavy lifting.

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Inside the Icon: San Diego Botanic Garden – San Diego Magazine – March 2019 – San Diego, California

Photo by Lucianna McIntosh

How this 37-acre oasis blossomed over the last century

Source: Inside the Icon: San Diego Botanic Garden – San Diego Magazine – March 2019 – San Diego, California

Cultivating America’s Gardens: Smithsonian Libraries

“Americans have been making gardens forever, constantly innovating and experimenting as they work the soil. Amateurs and professionals, young and old, schoolchildren and scientists — Americans of every sort have put their backs into gardening. And for a variety of motives: beauty, food, science, prestige.”

Thanks to The Scout Report for the link…

Source: Smithsonian Libraries

Community of Gardens

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Community of Gardens is the Smithsonian’s digital home for sharing and preserving the stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow.

Source: Community of Gardens