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Best vegetables to grow in a raised garden

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Howard Hill, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Howard Hill

    Howard Hill PetForums Newbie

    Jun 25, 2019
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    Thanks to my new job, I now have more free time to myself every morning, which I normally use for exercising. But I want to do some gardening too for a change, so I purchased plastic raised garden bed kits from this provider I found online. I haven’t tried actual gardening before, though I have some basic knowledge. What vegetables can you recommend that I grow in these raised beds? Thanks in advance.
  2. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    How big an area do you have? Carrots would be quite good, mainly the small Chantenay or round sorts. Lettuce too would be an easy starter crop. It's a bit late now for broad beans or peas, and they could easily blow over in a raised bed. Radishes (if you like them), spring onions for salads (too late now for proper onions which would have been suitable). For next winter, how about some kale?
    I think it's a bit of a waste of effort growing things that are very cheap in the shops, like spuds and cabbage. I use my veg patch for things that are best picked and eaten very fresh, like straight off the plant.

    I'd avoid spinach, chard and leaf beet in a raised bed; they would rapidly bolt if it was hot and dry for a few days.
  3. Jonescat

    Jonescat Don't do nothing. Do something.

    Feb 5, 2012
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    Dwarf french beans, beetroot, mixed salad seeds ( like "spicy leaves" or "french salad leaves"), radish, kale grown as a baby leaf not as a hulking great cabbage. For speedy greens and instant gratification, pop a "living lettuce" selection from the supermarket in and eat it as cut and come again.

    It will also make a good herb bed for things like thyme, oregano, parsley etc
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