For any trucker, it is important to get a good harvest. Increase the fertility rate allows high beds. Such a technique can be used at home in the country, for this there is no need to purchase special equipment or have special skills.
Elevated areas have a high yield, which is absolutely not related to the fertility of the soil. This garden can be made practically on any site. There is no need to dig up the beds all the time, it is enough to loosen them.
It is much easier to care for high beds, in order to carry out weeding it is unnecessary to stand in an uncomfortable position all the time. You can dismantle such a structure at any time without much effort. The distance between the structures can be filled with tiles or stone, for ease of movement around the site. Especially good are the raised beds for the northern regions, they allow the vegetables to ripen before.
Such elevated areas provide good drainage, there is no need to place a drainage system. Plants planted on high beds, just protect from frosts by shelter. Seeds of this type look like flowerbeds and can perfectly complement landscape design.
The basis of a high bed is a frame, which holds the ground. The structure is assembled in a rectangular shape for convenience. As a material for a basis it is possible to use boards, a slate, branches and even plastic. Remains of building materials.
Of course, wood is the most ecological material. To make a wooden frame, you need logs and boards. The material is cut to a certain size, depending on the perimeter of the bed.
Wooden elements need to be treated with a protective agent, used engine oil. It is desirable to protect the boards on one side with a polymer film, especially the soil contacting edge. After the frame is assembled with legs to strengthen the frame. You can weave the base of the vine and branches. For this kind of work you need experience, but you can give any shape to the bed.
Durability of a high bed will give a base of brick or stone. This material is the leader in strength, but in the case of unnecessary construction, it is not easy to dismantle. You can use plastic sheets, this option is available, and the installation of the bed is simple. For this you need to choose environmentally friendly plastic.
Strong and durable high beds of metal sheets. This design is easy to transfer and dismantle. To supplement the garden with the appearance of the plot, you can paint the material. The drawbacks include the high cost of raw materials, not everyone can afford to make a metal base for beds.
Alternative to strength can be concrete, as monolithic walls, and concrete blocks. Often from this material, multi-storey beds are made. Constructions of this type are not cheap and require the presence of effective water disposal. A cheap and lasting option is the beds, decorated with slate. The installation of such structures is simple, but the fragility of the material requires skill and careful handling.
The size of the beds is determined individually, but the height should be at least 15 cm. The height also depends on the quality of the soil, with a very low yield, the beds are made higher.
The frame is installed on the prepared soil. You can pre-dig a site. If the ground is covered with grass, then the top layer must be removed. The first layer is laid mesh, which serves as protection against moles. After a layer of geotextile, allows you to protect the beds from weeds. Behind this are laid bark, grass and branches on which a layer of mineral fertilizer is poured. The final layer is fertile soil.
Correctly designed high bed will last a long time and will please with its yield.
High beds with own hands