Waist height gardening beds are ideal for growing plants on a pouch, patio, balcony, in a green house, on the side of your Homestead. They are free-standing, portable, and a low cost alternative to in-ground gardening. You will be able to walk out onto your deck, patio, balcony, or into your yard and do some weeding, watering, planting and harvesting all without kneeling.
Another benefit if you make your own beds you can adjust the height to fit your height and others that may work in the garden. They are a perfect fit for gardeners in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
They are a beautiful addition to your landscape and a convenient and an efficient place to grow flowers, veggies, and herbs without changing a thing in your yard, balcony, deck, or patio.
The first step to get started after building your waist height gardening beds is good soil for planting. For good soil you will need a layer of pea gravel for drainage, good potting soil with plant food and water retention crystals already in it, some vermiculite or perlite for aeration, and some compost for nutrients. You can get everything you need for an instant garden at your local home center, including the compost. Just look for something called dehydrated cow manure. It comes in bags and is odor-free … you won't smell like you're in a pasture of cow paddies when you open the bag, I promise!
Watch the video on the next page to see how to plant peas in a waist high raised bed garden…