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

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  • September 1, 2015 at 2:03 pm
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    Our church has a 60′ x 60′ lot that we have been doing container gardening. We just don’t get enough produce with that method. I want to incorporate your raised row method. Will this be feasible in the Texas Panhandle? I figure it will this year because of “El Niño”. I would like to get your thoughts. Thanks, Robbie

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    • September 3, 2015 at 11:40 am
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      Hi Robbie – We do get more produce from our raised rows rather than using a closed method container garden. As for the weather in the panhandle – it’s hard to say, but you could always shade or water parts when needed. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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  • June 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm
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    We are moving from the CITY to the country. I will be able to get my green thumb fired up once again.

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  • May 8, 2015 at 6:55 am
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    Thank you for this very valuable information! I have been driving myself crazy trying to figure out a way to create a beautiful low maintaince garden but have been scared off by all the equipment needed to get started, I’m off to get some back tarp today to get started, hopefully it’s enough time as is is still pretty cold here. We will see if not it’s a good start to next years success!

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  • April 4, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    Hello, I just made my 10×15 foot garden using just straw and black plastic over it to start it composting. I can’t find that article, could you please e-mail it to me? We live in an area where I am reclaiming forest land and it really is nothing but roots and rocks…this garden is the perfect solution. Thank you so much! Cindy

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