Raised Bed Gardening

Comparing Sweet Potato Harvests in Different Garden Beds
Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Raised Bed Gardening | Summer Garden | Vegetables

Comparing Sweet Potato Harvests in Different Garden Beds

Do you want to grow sweet potatoes but can’t decide whether to grow them in a ground bed, raised bed, or a container? Or maybe your space is limited and you’re wondering if growing them in a raised bed or container is even possible. In 2020, I grew sweet potatoes in all three methods, and…

What do I Put on the Bottom of Raised Beds?
Garden Projects | Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Raised Bed Gardening | The Beginner's Garden Podcast

What do I Put on the Bottom of Raised Beds?

A question that new raised bed growers ask me often is “What do I put on the bottom of my raised beds?” Maybe you’re just starting your garden for the first time or maybe you’re adding more to your existing garden (I add one or two every year myself). Either way, when you’re building a…

Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden
Garden Planning | Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Organic Gardening | Raised Bed Gardening | Seed Starting | Summer Garden | The Beginner's Garden Podcast | Troubleshooting | Vegetables

Starting Sweet Potatoes: Timing, Variety, Growing Slips, and Planting in the Garden

Have you decided you would love to add sweet potatoes to your garden, but you aren’t sure how to get started? That was me, too, a few years ago. I stumbled my way through the varied information I could find, and somehow, I ended up with some fabulous sweet potato harvests. While I’d never claim…

10 Carrot Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them
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10 Carrot Growing Problems and How to Prevent Them

Carrots. They’re among the top vegetables gardeners include in their garden plans, but many times gardeners grow dismayed when they bump into problems growing carrots. Carrot growing problems are completely normal, and thankfully most of them can be prevented. In this podcast episode and blog post below, you’ll learn how to prevent or address the…

Problems with Raised Bed Soil: How to Troubleshoot and Revive a Raised Garden Bed
Gardening Tips & How-to's | In the Garden | Organic Gardening | Raised Bed Gardening | The Beginner's Garden Podcast

Problems with Raised Bed Soil: How to Troubleshoot and Revive a Raised Garden Bed

Have you ever suspected that something wasn’t “quite right” with your raised bed soil? Perhaps your plants didn’t grow as well as you anticipated. That’s usually the first indication something is amiss. As I’ve observed different raised bed soil mixes in my own garden, I have seen first-hand just how important soil quality is. The…