Raised Bed Tomato Garden

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Raised Bed Gardens

This spring I built several wooden raised bed vegetable gardens so we could finally start growing some of our own vegetables. Raised bed vegetable gardens offer several benefits including better drainage and better access for weeding and harvesting the vegetables.

Tomatoes In Raised Bed Gardens

Raised Bed Garden with Tomato PlantsOur tomato plants are growing very well in the raised bed vegetable gardens. As you can see in the photo we planted six tomato plants and they are over 3 feet tall. There are tons of green tomatoes growing on all three different varieties (cherry, early and large steak tomatoes).

Having the raised beds has made weeding much easier. The raised beds also keep everything contained so mowing the lawn is easy as well. Early in the spring we had to deal with frost and the raised beds were much easier to attach protective plastic to. I imagine that will come in handy this fall when the first frost happens as well.

 

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Todd Fratzel

I’m full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I’m also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I’m also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today’s Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you’d like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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4 Comments

  1. Baba says:

    Looks like you may have a fabulous harvest sometime soon. Can’t wait to see.

  2. Garden Gopher says:

    I have been growing vegetables in raised beds now for a few years and have grown to love it. All you said above is definitely the case and I have been able to incorporate my vegetable garden into a flower garden closer to the house which makes it much easier to get to and work a little at the time.

  3. Very nice. We did square foot gardening a couple of years ago and it was great. Will definitely repeat in the new house.

  4. Keshers says:

    No more pictures?
    Have you tried Black Prince Tomatoes – an heirloom and very cool. Deep dark burgandy tomatoes. Got my own seed from a friends tomato from her garden then found a package of seeds at a “Common Ground” in Palo Alto, CA, Tasty and meaty!

    Found your blog when I was searching about what to do with the frozen leeks and acorn squash that got a northern blast last week while I was in California. I had no idea that cold weather was coming so soon. Been in Montana for 3 winters already and it’s never snowed before Oct. 31.
    amazing…

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