Raised Bed Gardening 101

©Kathy Burns-Millyard, Published here sometime in April 2012

Raised Bed Gardening 101 Book Cover

Gardening has become popular again. Even urban areas where there is just a small yard space, everyone wants to plant something. We’re all busy with work, family and day-to-day activities however, and the thought of creating and maintaining a full-sized garden might be a bit daunting.

Enter the raised garden bed. An easy way to get a beautiful, productive garden within a few short hours.

This 89 page book is designed as an introduction for beginner gardeners. It briefly explains some gardening basics and provides you with various design ideas for your own raised garden beds. It then explains the basic, easy steps needed to create your own beds so that you can quickly get started. The last section of this book provides you with several garden bed design ideas, in case you’re looking for inspiration.
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ISBN 978-0-9854756-2-8

Table of Contents
Introduction
Garden Zones
Garden Tools
Garden Planning
Design Your Bed
Purchase Materials
Build Your Bed
Plant the Bed
How to Plant Seedlings
How to Plant Seeds
Maintaining Your Bed
Organic Gardening: A Getting Started Guide
An Introduction to Mulching for Beginner Gardeners
The importance of using mulch in your garden
Sprinklers, Soakers and Drip Systems
What is Gray Water and How Can It Help Your Garden?
Natural Fertilizers/Plant Foods
Natural Pest Control
Bed Design Ideas
Herb Garden
Annual Flowers
Perennial Flowers
Xeriscape Garden
Salad Garden
Vegetable Bed
Butterfly Garden
Appendix A: USDA Hardiness Zones
Appendix B: Photo Index

Over 13,000 words and 17 full color images.

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