Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

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vegetable garden

We had such a  busy and productive weekend. On Sunday, after the Easter eggs were decorated, we decided to get busy and finish up our vegetable garden. This year we decided to do raised beds for our vegetable garden. I was hoping by using raised beds, our plants would have a better chance for survival and hopefully we’ll be able to have a few more vegetables than we did last year.

home garden

To do this project, we purchased 3 raised bed kits and attached them together, making 3 beds with high sides and 2 beds with shorter sides so that we have 5 little beds. In the beds that have shorter sides, I planted herbs and smaller plants and in the deeper beds I placed my tomato and squash plants. On the bottom of the beds, I placed a landscape fabric that will help to control weeds and grass, and then filled the beds with soil.
tomato plants with growing cages

I want to keep this garden as organic as possible, so I used  Nature’s Care potting mix. They also have a new plant food perfect for our little garden. They both have natural formulas and are perfect for edible gardening.

They also have several organic all natural pesticides to product our crops from our little insect friends. These are my favorite, since we live in Florida and we have so many garden pests. I can’t wait to see the reults of these new products come harvest time. We’re hoping for lots of tomatoes, squash abd fresh herbs this summer!

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  15 Responses to “Raised Bed Vegetable Garden”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — April 23, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    Love our raised beds! Yours look wonderful.

  2. Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — April 25, 2014 @ 11:49 am

    I love your garden, I want to put one i my backyard so badly

  3. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — April 25, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

    I wish I could do this in my yard!! Might have to try one of these days:)

  4. My friend and her hubby just made one this past weekend too…I’m excited to visit for fresh veggies this summer!

  5. Marly — April 25, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    We have a raised bed that we love! Just think of all the tasty tomatoes you’re going to be enjoying soon!

    • Angie McGowan — April 28, 2014 @ 9:13 am

      If our lab doesn’t get to those tomatoes first!

  6. Rose | The Clean Dish — April 25, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

    We’re planning a raised bed garden for next year – can’t wait to get started!
    Yours looks very professional 🙂

    • Angie McGowan — April 28, 2014 @ 9:05 am


  7. Angie | Big Bear's Wife — April 25, 2014 @ 9:02 pm

    I want to do a garden this year (and not kill it haha). Pinning this!!

    • Angie McGowan — April 28, 2014 @ 9:05 am

      I killed ours last year, that’s why we’ve tried these raised beds. Hopefully nothing dies!

  8. Kim Beaulieu — April 25, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    I love this. We had a huge garden at out old house and I’m just itching to put one in here. It’ll have to be raised because we have limited light here. It’s an old property with tons of mature trees. Way too much shade. It’s too cold here yet to start. Hubs called tonight and was asking if we should get compost. We’re probably a month away before we don’t have to worry about frost. I’ll be back to peek in for ideas. xx

    • Angie McGowan — April 28, 2014 @ 9:04 am

      We have a ton of shade in our spot too, I’m hopeful we’ll have enough sun. If not I might have to cut back a tree, lol!

  9. Nancy [email protected] — April 25, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

    My husband has worked weekend after weekend on our raised beds, it is so much work but the end result is worth it! Yours looks great!

  10. Susan — April 26, 2014 @ 12:12 am

    I’m so jealous of your garden! However if and when I ever get some outdoor space I want to do the raised bed garden. Best of luck growing!

  11. Nutmeg Nanny — April 27, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    You have no idea how jealous I am of your garden! I grew up with a giant garden but now that I live in NY we have zero yard and all I want is a garden…haha. I keep trying to talk my husband into buying a house in the country so I can have a raised bed garden and chickens. Hopefully he gives in soon….haha 🙂

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