Why choose a raised bed?
Raised beds have become extremely popular in recent years and it is certainly not undeserved. Raised beds are an ingenious way to grow vegetables - whether you have a huge garden or a small balcony. When you grow in raised beds, you get far more out of your efforts. Up to four times more than in a regular bed, in fact. There are several reasons for this, but first and foremost it is about the soil in the raised bed remaining porous, light and easy to grow in, because you do not step around on the ground, as you often do in an ordinary bed. This allows the plants to easily send their roots deep into the depths, where they can draw lots of water and nutrients. If the soil is hard and compressed, the roots will instead be spread out to the side, thus stealing water and nutrients from the bed's other plants. For the same reason, you can also put the plants much closer in a raised bed than you can in a normal bed, which in itself gives a greater yield. »Read also: How to make the best use of your GrowCamp - all year round. »Watch video about what a GrowCamp is and can HERE. »See how to mount a GrowCamp HERE - recorded 30.3.2018.
Raised beds make the garden easy to see
Another advantage of raised beds is that they make both the garden and the gardening much more manageable. Because a raised bed is a delimited area, it is much easier to work with soil improvement, so you always make sure that your plants have the best possible starting point to give you a lot of vegetables throughout the year. The soil in a raised bed is loose and moist and will therefore quickly be filled with lots of earthworms and important microorganisms, which help to ensure a good soil structure year after year. At the same time, it is also somewhat easier to get rid of weeds. Because a raised bed is so markedly delimited from, for example, the lawn, the grass does not sneak in to grow in between the rows. Like that then. Of course, weeds will always appear - it is just significantly less that comes up in the raised bed and at the same time it is much more manageable to pick it up and keep it down. For those of you who want clarity in the garden, raised beds are also a good solution, as they naturally delimit the kitchen garden from the rest of the garden. It can also provide a really exciting garden (and harvest) to work on combining ordinary garden beds with raised beds and thus create dynamism in the garden and a larger selection of vegetables, each of which gets the optimal growth conditions. »How to get started fast! Order a GrowCamp BASIC here - you can expand later!
Get more light, water and heat for your plants
Growing in raised beds also gives your plants better growing conditions. Because a raised bed is raised above the ground, there is no risk of water accumulation. This means that your plants will not drown or rot in too moist soil. There will always be oxygen to the soil and at the same time the soil will also be ready to work with earlier in the spring, because it is not too moist to sow anything in. The fact that the bed is raised above the ground also gives the plants more light, which is especially important in early spring and late autumn, when the bright hours are not so many. The extra light allows you both to plant closer and to start gardening earlier. At the same time, the raised bed gets more heat from the sun, as it attracts the heat not just from above as in a normal bed, but also from the sides of the bed. This gives a higher soil temperature, which in turn makes it possible to start sowing earlier.
Get an even better harvest with a covered raised bed from GrowCamp
There are many benefits to growing in raised beds and GrowCamp's raised beds have been developed so that you get the most out of all those benefits. If you choose to buy one of our raised beds with a cover, you can even protect your plants even more and achieve a much longer garden season and thus harvest. A GrowCamp raised bed with cover is supplied with plastic in the end gables. The sides have nets on the inside and plastic on the outside. Both net and plastic are fitted with velcro closure on the sides and bottom. The net usually only needs to be rolled up when working or harvesting in the bed. The plastic sides are rolled down both day and night during the cold months, but as soon as the sun gains power, the tent quickly gets hot and you roll the sides up during the day. If you do not grow very heat-demanding plants (greenhouse plants), you can choose to dismantle the plastic sides completely during the summer period or just have them rolled up around the clock. You can also have the plastic sides permanently mounted in only one side. This is especially beneficial if you have prayed in places where there is a lot of wind or in coastal areas where there is a risk of sea urchins. »See our entire large selection of GrowCamps with canopy here!
GrowCamp keeps pests away!
When you buy a GrowCamp raised bed with a cover, you get a raised bed with fitted net and plastic ends and associated plastic cover as well as insect nets. A GrowCamp insect net has many benefits, all of which help you succeed in your cultivation - without any annoying pests coming across and completely without the use of pesticides! A GrowCamp cover with net keeps carrot flies, cabbage butterflies and snails out effectively. Deer, cats, play equipment or anything else will not be able to destroy the crops either. So you can serve the garden green with a clear conscience - flawlessly and unsprayed! The insect net also has other important properties: Due to its shape and design, it strongly dims sunlight so that your plants do not get sweaty from the sun, which can slow down the growth and in severe cases completely kill the plant. At the same time, the net helps to slow down the wind and thus protect your plants so that their roots are not torn loose, because the wind pulls in the plant and finally shields it from heavy rain, which can otherwise knock the plants down. The structure of the net is actually made in such a way that it breaks the hard rays from the rain, but that more than 90% of the rain still penetrates the net, but falls gently and without destroying anything. Vegetables that have to fight against the rage of both pests and elements tend to be tough and coarse. You avoid this with a GrowCamp. The protected conditions make the vegetables crispy and delicious.
Use your GrowCamp as a greenhouse
A covered GrowCamp raised bed comes with a transparent plastic cover. This partly means that your GrowCamp will function as a greenhouse and it partly gives the opportunity to extend the garden season, because you can get started earlier. It also allows you to grow chilies, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and all the other greenhouse plants. Soil temperature is essential for germination and growth. Even a few degrees of extra heat means that the growing season is significantly extended. Already in late April or early May, you can pick up new potatoes and prepare the first bowl of home-grown salad, if you use a GrowCamp. Greenhouse plants thrive in a GrowCamp bed. This is not least because it is possible to ventilate more efficiently than in a greenhouse. Due to the flexibility of the plastic sides, e.g. rolled up completely so that the wind can flow cooling through when it is very hot. Many crops overwinter and continue to grow in early spring. Pale celery, chives, spinach and parsley do well despite light frost outside. With a GrowCamp, you will thus be able to be self-sufficient in green for a large part of the year. "