Cedar Raised Beds
Grow Better Plants
There are many advantages to gardening with cedar raised beds. Here are just a few:
- Grow healthier plants and vegetables without harmful, chemically-treated wood that could leach into your soil or plants.
- Raised beds provide even drainage throughout the growing season. As a result, water is conserved and there is no wasted run off.
- Filling each bed with rich top soil will encourage vigorous plant growth and health. It doesn’t matter what kind of soil is underneath the beds.
- Eliminate voles. To protect your raised bed gardens from vole damage, simply place poultry wire or hardware cloth on the bottom of the bed before filling with soil.
- The open friable soil in raised beds is not walked upon and does not become compacted. Yields are higher as more oxygen is available for stronger root growth in soils that are not compacted. Loose soil also makes weeding much easier.
- The soil in raised beds warms earlier in the spring so you can get a jump on the season. In both the spring and autumn, protect your beds from cold by using floating row covers attached to the wooden sides of the beds.
Strong and Functional
The Vermont white cedar used in the raised garden beds is custom sawed to a thickness of 1-1/4 inches for greater strength and longer life. Mortise-and-tenon joints cannot be pulled apart – as may happen with beds that are nailed or screwed together.