Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Raised Bed Gardening Infographic
Look at this great infographic on raised beds! It includes information on ideal bed sizes and soil mixtures. While I loved my double dug beds, and have plans to build a hugelkultur mound in the future, transitioning to raised beds for most of my garden has really streamlined the soil building process. The black clay that my soil is made up of is extremely rich in minerals, but an absolute bear to work with. It's notorious for compacting back down. Every year saw me tilling it back up. The benefits of the double digging didn't last beyond 2 seasons. Making the switch to raised beds has made it a lot easier to create healthy, humus rich soil that doesn't need to be plowed up every year.
Jennifer is a clinical herbalist and health coach, specializing in autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Her interest in plant medicine led Jennifer to spend years studying herbology, physiology, and nutrition. She works one-on-one with her clients via her herbalist and health coaching business, Prairie Hawk Botanica. Jennifer lives on a homestead in rural Texas with her husband, 2 children, and various animals. In her spare time she loves to be in her large herb and vegetable garden. Sharing herb knowledge and her love of natural healing with others is her calling. Find Jennifer at www.priariehawkbotanica.com.