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[Tomato Dirt #304] Raised beds for gardening: look how they’re on the rise!
March 07, 2024

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 14, Number 5

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: Benefits of Raised Beds for Gardening – Is It Right For You?

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If you’re looking for a way to optimize your growing space and increase your harvest, then consider the benefits of raised beds for gardening.

It’s an approach that’s gaining more momentum, and not just in the wake of the pandemic when gardening popularity soared.

Quite simply, people want to grow healthier food and save money.

Yet even those who are time-pressed are making room in their schedules to grow tomatoes and vegetables in a raised bed.

Raised bed gardening is projected to grow by 4.6% in the next decade.

These elevated gardening structures offer a host of benefits, particularly for cultivating tomatoes and other vegetables … among them (Keep reading …)

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Tomato Growing Tip: Turn and Amend Your Raised Bed Soil

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More about Raised Bed Gardening

How to Choose Materials for Your Raised Bed : A Primer Starting a Raised Bed: FAQs 5 Tips for Preparing Raised Bed Soil for Planting Tomatoes Advantages of Growing Tomatoes in Raised Beds

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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