Earlier this year I introduced the Covered Raised Bed and many of you have asked what they’re like for planting.
My original reason for implementing this concept was to keep the chickens from eating my plants and it worked perfectly. As you can see the bed does keep the chickens out and it would also keep other types of critters away from eating your veggies.
Planting inside has been a great experience.
You might remember my transplanting post a couple weeks ago. The plants did amazing and look at how big they’ve grown in a short period of time.
There’s a variety of things growing right now from broccoli, cauliflower and collards. These plants will continue to grow tall and wide and the cover shouldn’t interfere which is fantastic.
Additional plants like, carrots, all types of lettuce, radish and cabbage would also make great options for this style of bed.
Our fall has been a little odd, temperatures are finally dropping into the 70’s and 80’s during the day and temperatures are around the low 50’s at night. No frost yet and we shouldn’t see one until the middle of November.
I’ll cover the tops with plastic tarp to protect the plants when that time comes.
So to answer, these beds have really worked great. In the future I might go with smaller beds as the covers can be a little heavy to lift at times.
The covered raised bed solved problems in my garden mostly that included my chickens.