Then, determine what you would like to use for the anchors. If you built your garden bed out of lumber, you could use nails as anchors, spacing each nail the appropriate distance as determined by the results of the calculation in Step 1 above. If your garden bed is made out of a composite material (part wood waste, part plastic), I recommend using an anchor placed on the outside of the bed. Since my beds are 6 inches high, I used 12 inch metal spikes I bought from the local hardware store, pounding them into the soil directly on the outside of the garden bed.
For instance some companion plants for your tomatoes are onions, carrots, and parsley while cabbage and cauliflower need to be kept away. Be sure to rotate your vegetables every year, if you planted tomatoes in the green bed last year plant them into the red bed this year.
our limitations will go as far as your imagination takes you and the area of space you have to work the garden. There are raised garden bed kits available for purchase at some nurseries, home and garden centers, or on-line.
The spacing is such that when the vegetables are fully grown, their leaves just barely touch each other, creating a microclimate in which weed growth is suppressed and moisture is conserved. Raised beds produce a variety of benefits: they extend the planting season, they can reduce weeds if designed and planted properly, and they reduce the need to use poor native soil. Since the gardener does not walk on the raised beds, the soil is not compacted and the roots have an easier time growing.