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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

55 Comments on Raised Row Gardening

  1. I just found this site today,from something my cousin posted. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THA PAST 5 YEARS? I have tried to learn to garden, I guess I’m a slow learner! Thanks for all the tips and recipes and all the variety of info! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

  2. Tom Norris // March 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    I am planning to use your raised row method on a 15 x 25 area this spring. I have the straw on order, and a question… do the roots penetrate the dead grass layer below the raised row? This yard was originally done with sod, and sod has a plastic mesh in it. I look forward to killing the grass, but what remains is a pretty stout thach. Will the plants grow in the straw and dirt above this thach layer until it’s decomposed? Also what about erosion? What keeps the dirt on the raised row from washing down into the walking row during a rain?

    • Tom – The roots will grow through – especially as everything breaks down. We have never had to much problem with erosion – especially if we keep the walkways mulched too. Good luck with your garden this year!!!

  3. Mark Isserman // March 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm // Reply

    I, like many of your other followers found your site while looking for a tiller. I am going to try your method because it make good sense so thank you. I also bookmarked your seed companies and am going to try to grow nothing but heirloom veggies this year.

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