How To Grow Simple…

Our Raised Row Beds At The Old World Garden Farm
Our Raised Row Beds At The Old World Garden Farm

Have you always wanted to grow your own food?  If you are one of those that think gardening has to be back breaking work – think again!

Below is our four-part series on how to plant a simple garden using raised row beds.

Our raised row, no till and low maintenance beds provide us with thousands of pounds of vegetables each year, and keep us in fresh and canned food year round. Through each of the four parts –  we take you through the process of how we plan, plant, care and maintain our raised row garden beds – and how to create your own simple garden in your yard.

OUR FOUR PART SERIES – GROWING SIMPLE: 

Just click on the steps below to view each of the four part series.

1. Growing Simple With Raised Rows, No-Till Beds 

2. Preparing And Planting The Raised Row Garden

3. Maintaining The Garden Through The Season

4. Keeping Your Beds Productive  

The pictures below are all from our garden the last two years.  It measures just 40 x 60′. but yields over 3000 pounds of vegetables a year for us. In general, we spend less than 10 minutes a day working in it through the spring and summer months.

So maybe we planted a few too many peppers in the garden plan this year!
So maybe we planted a few too many peppers in the garden plan this year!
Make sure to rotate your plants and grow them in different spaces each year
Make sure to rotate your plants and grow them in different spaces each year
Cucumbers
Zucchini
Fresh Carrots
Fresh Carrots
Our tomato staple..the Roma.
Our tomato staple..the Roma.
potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, lettuce peas and green beans
potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, lettuce peas and green beans
Sugar snap peas
Sugar snap peas
Hot Pepper Crop
Hot Pepper Crop
Our Compost Bins - made from pallets
Our Compost Bins – made from pallets

70 thoughts on “Raised Row Gardening

  • April 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    How do you start the next season? Let’s say I use this method this year, plant the cover crop in the winter and then get ready for next year. Am I only mixing the winter crop and soil on top of the straw, or do you mix all of it back into the normal soil and start fresh again by adding more straw and soil?

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  • April 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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    So glad I found your blog several months ago – I’ve enjoyed reading all your posts and especially this one. Around my house I have several types of garden beds already in place and being in southwest Florida where our normal soil is not fit for use, raised beds with 100% amended soil are the only way to go. This blog series gives yet another approach to problem many of us have and you’ve found an affordable way to do it, too. I’ll be trying your method in the next extension of my garden. Thanks!

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