If galvanized raised beds are new to you, do you have any ideas on where to place them? To be honest, Vegega’s metal raised garden bed kit is workable in most positions.
The metal raised garden beds could be placed on the concrete ground, on the grass, on the soil, on the rocks, or on the fallen leaves. Normally, only the ground is flat, so the raised planter can be placed firmly.
For gardeners, choosing a good raised bed kit and a suitable location to place the galvanized steel raised garden bed is not only convenient for them to take care of in the future, but can also be used as a special decoration for their own backyard garden.
Our raised garden bed kits could be placed on the concrete ground, on the grass, on the soil, on the ground, or on the leaves, and indoors. While an indoor raised bed garden kit requires a bottom to be supported.
It’s recommended to place some rocks in the bottom of the garden bed for 32-inch garden beds because soil settles over time and becomes compacted. The rock at the bottom of the bed increases the space for excess water to drain away from plant roots.
If we put it directly on the concrete ground, we don't have to consider the problem of weeds around it. And after being exposed to the sunshine, the concrete floor will be hot enough to warm up the soil in the garden bed. And it can also speed up the growth of plants. Isn’t it good?
Putting it on soil or grass allows the microbes in the garden bed to exchange with the microbes in the grass or soil. But if you need to put it directly on the grass, be aware that the grass at the bottom will grow and absorb the nutrients in the garden bed. It will also increase the pest problem. If you intend to place it on the grass, it is best to remove the grass first.
It’s OK to put it on the leaves. For plants, fallen leaves and wood are natural fertilizers after fermentation, so it is also possible to place a garden bed directly on the leaves. But you need to make sure that the garden bed is securely placed and that there are no pest problems around.
It is easy to have weeds grow near fallen leaves, so it is best to put the garden bed in a place where weeds will not grow much. You can put the fallen leaves in the middle layer of the garden bed for fermentation, or you can put them on the outermost layer to cover. Seeds or seedlings are also fine.
For most of Vegega's metal raised garden bed kits, it doesn't matter where they are placed as long as they are securely placed. Some of these restrictions are for the convenience and efficiency of the gardener's future care.
Of course, there is a small suggestion for the bottom of the garden bed; that is, you can put the outer packaging of the Vegega raised garden bed—the outer cardboard box—on the bottom of the raised garden bed. This will not only improve drainage problems but also increase air circulation and improve some problems like pests, weeds, etc.
Factors to consider when placing a garden bed
Of course, plants that don't like sunlight can be considered indoors, but it should be noted that Vegega's metal raised garden beds are bottomless, so if you need to put them indoors, you need to find a material to hold the bottom to prevent soil leakage.
B: Placing a garden bed in a vent is not a good choice. A strong wind can easily blow off the branches and leaves. So you can choose to place the garden bed in a place where there is sunlight and light wind.
C: Pest problems: if it is placed directly on the concrete ground, then we don’t need to worry about the remaining pest problems. But if it is placed on the land or grass, it is necessary to consider whether there has been a pest problem in this place before. If you have had this problem before, consider changing the location or fixing the problem before placing the garden bed.
D: Water source: Generally, we can choose to water manually, or we can install an irrigation system or a pull water pipe to water. But either way, it's always more convenient to be near a water source. This way, we can water in time as long as the water is insufficient.