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

One thought on “Raised Row Gardening

  • June 7, 2018 at 10:49 am
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    Greetings from South Carolina.
    I have been gradually turning my garden into one that looks like your photos and use your “Raised Row Gardening” book as my primary guide.
    Built stake a cage supports for my tomatoes and peppers, which are working out just fine. Walking rows are wood chips and I mulch with straw, built a soaker hose watering system.

    Questions:
    What do you do with your straw mulch at season end? Logic indicates that if you dispose of finished tomato plants by burning to avoid spreading disease you would also want to dispose of the mulch beneath them in a similar way rather than putting the straw in the compost bin?

    Also, continually adding wood chips to my walking rows would build up over time as earlier layers decompose into good mulch for weeds. Do you ever remove the wood chips and replace entirely with new? Would you add decomposed wood chips to the compost bin?
    Thanks,
    Doug Clinton
    Pickens, SC

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