Wooden Raised Garden Beds


Knot Wooden Garden Bed

Part 2.

part of our complete Raised Bed Knot Garden designs.
Knot Garden Cedar Raised Beds have 5cm thick British grown
western red cedar side walls with 10cm square corner posts that are faceted to allow for corner posts that are faceted to

Knot Garden Wooden Raised Bed

Part 1.

Tending raised beds from the side stops soil compaction so makes it easier if you use a 'no dig' system of cultivation because there is no need to walk on the soil. Mush easier weeding.
•Not so much bending with higher raised beds.
•Raised beds can produce more per unit of area.
•Raised beds can be placed on hard standing or paved areas.
•Raised beds can be moved relatively easily if need be.This square cedar raised bed can be used individually as   an attractive addition on its own or as
Raised Bed Dimensions: 136x136x30cm((h)

Knot Wooden Garden Bed

Part 3.

allow for our raised
bed kits to  be assembled in different
  configurations depending upon which kit is supplied. We are now using more and more red cedar for our products because it is a very stable timber that has natural preservatives.
Raised Bed Gardening
Raised Garden beds
Product Name
Quantity & Finish
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Knot Garden Wooden Raised Bed 136x136x30cm(High) 
British Grown Western Red Cedar
Knot Garden Wooden Raised Bed (Triangle)136x136x30cm(High)  (K.T.RB)
British Grown Western Red Cedar
Delivery approximately 30 days Postage and Packaging is included for the Uk Mainland.
We also offer a bespoke service, so if you would like this or any of our own wooden products made to your own preferred measurements please contact us and we will be pleased to help.
If you live in the Channel Islands, Highlands and Islands or Ireland please ring 01952 541170 or email sales@thelichfieldplantercompany.co.uk  for a quote for delivery.

Lettuce in your raised garden beds

  • article continued from yardman wooden raised beds page.
Sow  the seed sparingly  in tight rows about 15cm  (6in) apart, and start  to cut leaves  once the plant has reached  5-8cm (2 1/2-4in) high. You can cut the plant down  to about  4cm (2in). 'Saladini' is an especially tasty cut and come  again variety. As the weather  becomes  warmer and the days  longer,  lettuce begin  to mature faster and there  is a risk that they will bolt and run to seed.  Once  this happens,  the plants  develop a bitter  flavour  and should be discarded.
To prevent bolting,  give the plants  plenty of water during  dry spells, and if you live in a drought-prone  area,  look  for varieties which are slow to bolt, such as 'Tom Thumb' or 'Oakleaf  '.
It is a good idea is to grow  fast maturing  crops such as lettuces, radishes  or spinach,  before or between other longer term crops such as sweetcorn,  tomatoes  and brassicas.
This  will enable you to harvest  before  the slow crops  fill out the raised bed. This  is known as catch  cropping  and is a very  efficient  use of space in the your garden bed. Lettuces  can be  

Vegetable Gardening

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grown alongside Brussels  sprouts and cauliflowers, which enjoy similar high-nitrogen conditions. Don't be afraid to experiment  in your raised bed! Lettuce, with their succulent leaves,  are tempting to many creatures. The main problem for young  plants  is sparrows, although the plants  can be protected  with horticultural  fleece or chicken wire. The crop can also  be protected  with cloches and cold frames,  which  may bring on the harvest by up to three weeks. Slugs and snails will also attack plants, so set out snail traps (jam jars filled with beer and sunk  into the soil in the raised bed, up to their necks), between rows. Do not be tempted  to use slug  pellets,  as birds will pick up the corpses and feed them to their young.  Slug pellets  can also be harmful to household  pets,  so this

Lettuce in your raised garden beds

is another  reason to avoid using them if you own a dog or a cat.Grapefruit  skins  placed open end down around your crop are more attractive traps; collect  the victims in the morning and dispose  of them. The different types  of lettuce  require different sowing and harvesting  times.
Loose-leaf: sow outdoors from early spring to mid-summer. Harvest from early summer to mid-autumn. This type is ideal for cut and come again. Cos (Romaine) and semi-cos:  For summer crops, sow outdoors  from early spring to mid-summer.  Harvest  from late spring to mid-autumn.  Cos lettuce  are slower  maturing  than butterheads,  with
elongated, sweet leaves.
Butterhead  (Bib):  Sow from early spring onwards to late summer.  Harvest during late spring to Iceberg  (Crispheads):  Sow  these from early spring  up until mid-summer.
Harvest the crop  from early summer  to mid-autumn.  Icebergs are slow-maturing lettuces  with good heat resistance  and crisp, tasty leaves.
Lettuce  mini: All  lettuce can be eaten while  still small,  however  some  varieties are especially  suited to this purpose.
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