How to Construct Raised Garden Beds : Drainage Importance & Raised Garden Beds


One of the most important components are things
that you want to make sure that you have right in any raised bed situation. Whether you are
building a box that sits directly on the ground and has adequate drainage down the bottom
or you’re drilling holes in the bottom of a plastic container that you got something
shipped to you, drainage is critical. There has to be oxygen as well as moisture on the
roots and so you can get a rotten root system almost no vegetable plants that you’ll be
raising in your garden, like wet feet. We’re not raising swamp plants. These plants are
designed to grow fruit and they need to have a healthy root system and drainage is the
only way you’re going to get there. Water that comes in from the top any access has
to be able to evacuate and get out of the root zone pretty quickly or the roots will
rot and the plant will go into series shock. You’ll end up with at least low production
if not the lost of your plants and effort we’ll be for nothing.

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