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I decided to grow my own vegetable garden a couple of years ago — and despite a lot of trial and error (and I mean a lot) — I’m pretty happy with it. Kale is a new and favorite addition to my garden this year— it’s crazy and a little scary how different fresh veggies taste. So, what about you? Have you tried your hand at vegetable gardening?

If you plan to start a vegetable garden this year, your best option is a raised garden bed. A raised bed prevents weeds and some pests from reaching the soil while providing good drainage. Plus, it extends growing season because soil above ground is warmer, and it prevents gardeners from straining their backs.

Raised Garden Bed

Making a raised bed is really easy — if I can do it, you can do it! All you need are a few tools and landscape wood. I had my local home improvement store cut wood to size. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to build your own bed. Get the full instructions here>>

And to help you get started on planting, follow our easy steps on how to grow potatoes, which grow best through summer. Get the full instructions here>>

Happy Gardening!

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5 Responses

  1. Liz_HGTV says:

    We're building raised beds at my house, too! Home-grown veggies are the best.

  2. Tom says:

    I am planning on doing this for my sustainable garden. I cannot wait to start!

  3. Edward says:

    Thanks so much for the info, I've been wanting to try this at home for a while!

  4. Jenny says:

    Definitely a vegetable garden enhance the beauty of a home but like a pond it needs to much care proper cleaning maintenance. For more help please see this

  5. Sam says:

    Thanks for this post. I've been telling my clients that when they finish building their raised vegetable garden, they should also use veggie soil for the best results. This is certainly the most cost effective and simplest way to have a backyard garden in a snap!

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Farima AlaviFarima is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house...

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