If you are interested in having your own garden or you already grow your own vegetables in your garden, you might be interested to Learn How to Make a Raised Garden Bed Cover! If you have raised flower or vegetable beds, you know what a wonderful thing they can be, right?! But what if you live in a very temperate climate, and certain vegetable plants don't grow the best they can? This is a great remedy for keeping certain plants nice and dry, while making sure that they get the sunlight they need to thrive and grow in to happy plants that produce lots of fruit or vegetables.
The people over at Sow & Dipity blog, share with us how you can make the perfect home for your plants under a raised garden bed cover. Those raised beds are great for keeping out a lot of invasive plant species, and for keeping you from having to bend over all the time. Anyone who has them knows that they are great for the busy gardener, who doesn't have a lot of extra time to weed and to maintain larger garden beds. Or even for elderly people who still want to garden, but can't because of health conditions that keep them from being able to bend over or kneel on the ground.
This is such a great how to project that is so unbelievably easy to do! All you need is some PVC pipe and some plastic, wood boards and some nails, and of course some time to make the cover. You basically attach all of the PVC tubing to the wooden boards to create a wagon top type of skeleton, and then you attach the plastic to that. How easy is that? And the other thing is, it is super affordable at only about $50 for the whole thing! Now that is a great deal! All you need to do is carve out some time in your schedule to build it and away you go. It's like a little removable green house with out having to make a whole green house!
These would be awesome for a super rainy climate, like on the west coast of Canada or the Northern part of the US. Just like the article says, this would be great for tomato plants specifically, because they really don't like to get too wet. When they get too wet, they become subject to disease and rot. The leaves especially don't like too much water on them. And if the plant isn't healthy, then it can't produce healthy tomatoes. So it is important to keep them drier and just water them at the root. The nice thing is too, that tomatoes really like a lot of heat and sun, so this garden bed cover would act as a nice little green house topper for the flower beds. Perfect! I know when living on Vancouver Island, our tomato plants never grew quite as good as they did when we lived in a drier part of Canada. It is just too wet, and cold for them on the coast sometimes. So this could be your perfect solution to growing beautiful tomatoes and other plants that love heat and don't like too much moisture.