Today, raised garden beds can help you deal with various gardening challenges such as drainage, weeds, and pests. All without breaking the bank.
In addition to that, a raised garden bed may be just what you need to get rid of that debilitating back pain. This is because constantly working on your garden e.g. weeding the flower bed, can put a lot of strain on your back and knee. Raised garden beds work as an investment towards your health because they will spare your back and joints.
The great thing about raised bed gardening is that it is inexpensive and you can cheaply build the garden bed on your own using items in your backyard. For instance, if you have large logs lying around in your yard, you can re-use the lumber to build raised garden beds instead of turning the logs into fuel for the fire.
Additionally, if you have a couple of barrels on your property, you can cut them up vertically into bins that will function as raised garden beds. All you will need to do is find a level surface to place the barrel bin, fill it up with soil and mulch, then go ahead and plant your favorite flowers or herbs.
You can build an inexpensive micro raised garden bed and place it on your balcony or patio if you lack enough space in your yard. Simply take any wood scraps you can find to build a box and drill in some pieces of wood to act as makeshift legs that will support the structure. If you want to add more flair to your patio or balcony, you can attach the legs of an old piece of furniture to the box, fill it up with soil, and plant some green life in it.
Don’t let your budget determine your homesteading dreams. There are all sorts of cheap materials out there; many which last a lifetime. Get creative, have some fun and you’ll be amazed by the possibilities!