This raised bed update is sponsored by Miracle-Gro.
Three years ago, I decided to build three really cool looking raised beds for my garden. These would be unlike anything I have ever done before. I went for not only function, but style. You can check out my original post and DIY guide here for my Metal Raised Garden Bed.
Over time, I received numerous questions about how the raised beds were holding up. I’ve learned a lot and would most certainly make some changes and improvements. I’ve also learned a lot about how to better position plants.
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Plan Your Garden
When I first built the beds, I have to admit, I did very little planning. If I could go back in time – or even better, if I decided to move all the soil temporarily, I’d use the blueprints available at BonniePlants.com. From guides on laying out your vegetable garden, to some fun themes such as a grilling garden, you can plant and enjoy a higher rate of success.
Amendments and Plant Food
Both of these products by Miracle-Gro can be found at Walmart online and via the Pick Up Today service.
Excess Produce and Reducing Food Waste
All potential donors (whether they are gardeners, farmers market managers, restaurant owners, etc.) should be notified of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act. This piece of legislation, which was passed by Congress in 1996, removes all liability in regard to food donations from donors if they take necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the food. If, for whatever reason, a donation was given by someone who understood it to be in good condition, but that food later posed a health hazard, the donor would not be held responsible.
Two excellent resources to find a local food bank or pantry near you are:
Metal Raised Bed Build Adjustments
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