Raised Bed Gardening – How To Start A Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Start your raised bed garden by converting your existing lawn area to a raised bed. We go thru all the steps from installing the beds, protecting it from critters and adding cardboard and raised bed mix. Whether you are a beginner looking to start a garden or just looking to convert your back yard to a raised bed garden, this video will help you achieve your goals.

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Jobe’s All Purpose organic fertilizer: http://amzn.to/1o8gFdE

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I just wanted to share with you the method I use for planting seeds for my vegetable garden.

I like to buy my seeds from the following online shops:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: http://www.rareseeds.com
Seed Savers Exchange: http://www.seedsavers.org
Seeds of Change: http://www.seedsofchange.com

I like to start off in 72-cell trays because we plant a lot of veggies in our large garden plot. I start off with some store-bought seed starting/germinating mix. Fill my trays or small pots. I lightly tamp down each cell and then make a small hole in the center of each cell with the back of a chopstick making sure to only go about 1/4″ -1/2″ deep. I place 1-2 seeds in each hole and lightly cover with soil again and tamp down lightly to ensure good soil to seed contact. Then water the seeds in and place in an empty and cool oven that is completely turned off. I leave it in there for a few days checking them daily to ensure they are staying moist to aid with the germination. When the seedlings start to creep out of the top of the soil I will move the trays outdoors to give them some natural sunlight. I place my trays in a little homemade hoop house to protect them from the rain but so they still get the sunlight during the day. I bring them indoors every night to make sure no animals munch on them and put them back out first thing in the morning.

I hope you’ll consider planting some seeds this season whether it be in the ground or in pots. Growing your own delicious, nutritious and organic food is fun and healthy!

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