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[Tomato Dirt #142] Are Raised Beds for Tomatoes for You? 5 Tips to Help You Get Started
March 30, 2018
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
When a group of avid gardeners in Vermont decided that raised beds are the best way to garden, they launched RaisedBeds.com.
There’s so much benefit in DIY garden beds, especially when you get a lifetime guarantee on raised bed corners.
And take your time on the site and check out all kinds of helpful information about building and using raised beds.
You don’t need to be a master builder or even handy with tools in order to set up raised beds, either. Reliable vendors can help provide affordable components, simple set up instructions, and know-how.
Use these simple tips to get started growing tomatoes in raised beds.
Select the best spot
The best raised bed sites for tomatoes are level, well-draining, and close to a water source. Choose a spot that receives at least eight hours of direct sun daily. .
Prepare the area
Create an outline of your raised bed with string, garden hose, or even flour. Measure the area. Then work the soil. Tomatoes are deep drinkers. Roots in a raised bed will need to penetrate the soil below. Most vegetables grow beautifully in 12-inch deep beds, but deeper is better with tomatoes. Prepare the site by … Read More)
And check out our Raised Beds for Tomatoes board on Pinterest for more helpful and inspiring ideas.
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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
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