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[Tomato Dirt #276] Get your raised beds ready to grow a healthy tomato crop
February 23, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 4

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

Get the Dirt on Raised Beds

Even if you don't have a lot of time for gardening, you can still have a productive vegetable garden, no matter the size.

How? Start with a raised bed. It's the shortcut to a plentiful harvest, even in the first year.

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply have put together oodles of helpful information and products for growing tomatoes, edibles, and flowers in raised beds .

You can also learn about how to put together raised beds and take a look at these tips and plans if you decide to build raised beds yourself.

And you can browse different kinds of raised beds and kits to choose one that’s best for you. Have fun!

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FEATURE: Get Your Raised Beds Ready to Grow a Healthy Tomato Crop

A raised bed is an elevated box that sits on top of your existing soil.

Raised garden beds make it easier to prevent weeds and keep your garden area tidy.

Plus, raised beds allow you to grow plants closer together to get a higher yield. Since the beds are higher, they have better drainage.

But any garden, whether it’s a plot or a container or a raised bed, is only worth its dirt.

A raised bed frame sits directly on the open ground. Before you fill the frame with a luscious mix of topsoil and compost, you need to prepare the ground beneath...

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More Raised Bed Gardening Tips

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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