FEATURE: 3 Top Tips for Growing Tomatoes in Raised Garden Beds
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Growing tomatoes in raised beds is one of the easiest and practical approaches to gardening. Here’s how to get started.
Choose the best spot. The best raised bed sites for tomatoes are level, well-draining, and close to a water source. Select a spot that receives at least eight hours of direct sun daily.
Prepare the soil. Create an outline of your raised bed with string, garden hose, or even flour. Then work the soil so that roots in the raised bed can penetrate the soil below, at least 12-18 inches. Remove sod, loosen the soil with a tiller or spade, and add organic matter.
materials. Select edging materials for the beds that is long-lasting so you can grow tomatoes year after year. Chose from the four main kinds of materials used to make raised beds: plastic, recycled composite, galvanized steel, and wood. See more about each of these 4 materials to make the best choice for you.