Raised Bed Gardening: A Complete Beginner's Guide

Grow Everything from Herbs to Tomatoes in Your Own Custom Raised Beds

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Pub Date 11 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 13 Apr 2023

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Are you eager to step into vegetable gardening but don’t know where to start? With this guide to the nearly foolproof raised-bed technique, you’ll be growing your own organic food in no time.

Growing your own food is a satisfying experience as well as an investment that will pay you and the community back in a myriad of ways, including benefits for the earth, greater food security, and better health. But where do you start and what is the best way to approach creating a garden and growing food?

The raised bed gardening technique, used by successful food gardeners for centuries, is simple and can be done pretty much anywhere. Building beds allows you to bring in the right materials, which might not exist in your own environment, and grow your own food year-round, if you so choose—no matter where you live. So whether your outdoor space is big or small, raised beds are the best choice for your first vegetable garden. Some water and a little love and attention is all you need be successful. 

In Raised Bed Gardening: A Complete Beginner’s Guide, you will learn everything you need to know to prepare and execute your garden plan and grow and harvest your produce. The book includes: 
  • Plans for building quick-and-simple beds that you can make yourself with a few common tools
  • Details on how to build the right soil mix to fill your beds 
  • List of the easiest plants to grow as a beginner
  • Plant information, along with which plants work best with other plants
  • Planting advice, including spacing instructions
  • Advice on mulch, watering, and fertilizing
  • Organic pest control 
  • How to harvest and store your produce
  • How to get the most out of your raised bed space

So get started on your path to becoming a gardener. No matter what your level of confidence, this book will give you the information and tools you need to succeed.
Are you eager to step into vegetable gardening but don’t know where to start? With this guide to the nearly foolproof raised-bed technique, you’ll be growing your own organic food in no time.


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After reading Raise Bed Gardening A Complete Beginners Guide by
Tara Nolan I feel confident I can go and build my own raised beds. The information is easy to follow. The book give extra tips about soil and bed covers to make it like a green house.

Thank you NetGalley, Tara Nolan and Quarto Plublishing group-Cool Springs Press, New Shoe Press for the arc.

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Tara Nolan, I am IMPRESSED! This is the how-to guide that every DIY person needs! She provides complete directions for creating raised beds, including measurements and the types of wood. Better still, she provides many styles of plans for raised beds and also frames for cold weather. She even gives ideas for those who are handy with wood tools, although her recommendations are no more complicated than a circular saw.

This book makes the construction look so simple that I am inspired to try my own. Hardware store, here I come!

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As someone who wants to make her living space a bit more homely and incorporate some color into their home this beginners guide to gardening was a must read. I really enjoyed the ideas, info, and easy steps to begin gardening. It has beautiful full color photographs and easy to follow steps to begin your gardening journey.

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