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HowTo Raised Garden Bed

Mar 19 2020
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Are you after an easy way to grow herbs and vegetables at the moment? Try grabbing your salad straight from the garden in a Stratco Raised Garden bed that can be right outside your door.

You don’t need a large area, Stratco Raised Garden beds can fit anywhere. Whether you are living in an apartment with a small balcony, small yard or a large acreage Stratco have everything for you to grow your favourite herbs and vegetables straight from your home.

HowTo. Choose a Garden Bed

Our most popular garden bed is only 116cm long x 90cm wide x 30cm high. The Raised Garden Bed can hold 313 litres of soil and with a power coated finish in Slate Grey, this lightweight product is ideal.

Another great option is the Elevated Garden Bed which is 120cm long x 50 cm wide x 80cm high. Made from a recycled wood-plastic composite, it will last longer than natural timber and won’t rust. With an easy slide together assembly and no tools required, this garden bed holds 130L of soil. Plus, the garden bed is elevated to allow easy access making it ideal for those with lower mobility.

HowTo. Position Your Garden Bed

For vegetables, fruits and herbs to flourish they will need plenty of sunlight so be careful to place your Raised Garden Bed in a location that isn't overshadowed by trees, structures or buildings. However, if you are planning on growing peas, spinach or lettuce your garden bed will require some shade as well which can be acheived by placing taller climbing plants nearby, or some shade cloth. 

HowTo. Choose Your Soil

Now, for the soil. Here is a list of potting mixes and fertilisers that can be used for garden beds which can be purchased online with Click & Collect or Delivery. If you are unsure which one will suit you best call us on 1300 165 165 and our garden experts will be more than willing to help.

The optimal soil mix for a Raised Garden Bed involves equal parts garden soil, compost and sharp sand. If garden soil is not available, mixing equal parts of bagged topsoil and compost will also get your garden bed started.

HowTo. Choose Your Plants

Coming into April and Autumn there are vegetables and herbs that will thrive more than others during this time of year. These include:

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel
  • Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Bok Choy
  • Parsley
  • Peas
  • Rocket
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Turnips

For our full Veggie Growing Calendar click here.

And the best part yet…you don’t even have to leave the house to buy a Stratco garden bed with potting mix to suit. Head into Stratco to buy your favourite herbs and vegetables, and the rest can be done online if you prefer. Enjoy a free from contact experience with the Stratco website here.  

Want to find out more? Read about the benefits of raised garden beds here.

For more inspiration watch the video below for HowTo create a garden bed using sleepers and support brackets.