Before choosing your plants, it’s essential to understand the conditions of your garden, which
can influence what will grow best. Consider the following:
observe your garden throughout the day to determine the sunniest spots.
will thrive. Consider factors such as frost dates, rainfall, humidity, and temperature highs
soil type can still be useful, especially if you plan to garden beyond your raised beds.
3.2 CHOOSING YOUR PLANTS
When choosing plants, consider the following:
competition for light and nutrients.
they help each other by deterring pests or enhancing growth.
3.3 PLANNING YOUR LAYOUT
Once you’ve chosen your plants, it’s time to plan your garden layout:
tags for spacing recommendations.
3.4 ROTATION AND SUCCESSION PLANTING
Finally, consider rotation and succession planting for a continual harvest and to minimize pest
and disease issues:
year to prevent the buildup of pests and diseases.
harvest throughout the growing season.
By understanding your garden’s environment, choosing the right plants, planning your layout,
and practicing rotation and succession planting, you’ll be well on your way to a successful and
bountiful harvest from your raised bed garden. In the next chapter, we’ll talk about maintaining
your garden for a healthy, thriving plant life.