How to Make a Raised Bed Garden

For suburban gardeners, a raised bed garden makes great use of limited space.

| October 2013

  • "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Small-Space Gardening" by Chris McLaughlin gives practical advice for any aspiring suburban gardener.
    Cover Courtesy Alpha Books
  • A raised bed garden is invaluable for any suburban gardener.
    Photo Courtesy Fotolia/Chlorophylle

Master Gardener Chris McLaughln lends her expertise to beginners and experts alike in The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening (Alpha Books, 2013). This invaluable tome shows readers that nearly any space in their home — no matter how small or out of the way — can be turned into a green oasis. In this selection from the seventh chapter, raised bed gardens are shown to be the perfect solution for any suburban gardener.

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening

More from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Small-Scene Gardening:

• Community Garden Tips for Suburban Gardening

How to Make A Raised Garden Bed

Suburban gardeners looking for more space need look no further than the front or back lawn. There’s nothing wrong with having a lawn, but they are water guzzlers and, face it, most of us use very little of it if any at all.

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