Build a raised bed for standing gardening

In the garden, there are many working situations in a long bent position: sowing vegetables, weeding plantations, preparing soil, harvesting beans… tiring and uncomfortable, being bent over to cultivate your vegetable garden generally causes back pain quite quickly, especially if you gesture and postures are not correct! By setting the soil at your height, you can easily grow your vegetables upright in the raised vegetable garden.

The three big advantages of raised vegetable beds!

-Small space: Raised beds take up very little space and allow you to grow fruits and vegetables regardless of the space available. Despite their small size, they make it possible to obtain bountiful harvests.

-Whatever the ground is: Filled with a balanced substrate, raised vegetable beds allow you to garden in places where the soil is absent or of poor quality (clayy, compacted, too sandy, etc.).

-Less effort: Raised vegetable beds can be very high above ground level and allow gardening without breaking your back, small in size and aesthetically pleasing, they are easy to maintain. Pests and weeds are easier to control here.

Raised vegetable beds made from recycling pallets – Source:é/

To see more examples of how to create vegetable gardens for upright gardening, I invite you to visit our Pinterest page: Building a Raised Vegetable Garden. Finally, if you’re looking for a book that takes you step-by-step in creating this type of vegetable garden, plans, and all the practical advice on how to best use them, I recommend Tara Nolan’s book, “Elevated Vegetable Gardens: from construction to planting”, published by Ulmer.