Raised Bed

Raised bed: a non-planar garden bed that is often used in urban gardening areas that are not directly suitable for planting vegetable or herb beds.

No room in the garden for a herb bed?

The raised bed offers the solution: the higher than ground level form of the garden bed is now often found in urban areas because it is back-friendly, low in weeds and can be used flexibly everywhere – even on areas that are otherwise rather unsuitable for gardening. Waste material (e.g. untreated pallet wood) can be used as building material.

Here on the outdoor area of the Green FabLab, stones from clinker production were used. The beds are filled in layers with different materials (twigs, compost, soil) and, thanks to nutrient-rich filling material and favourable soil temperatures, produce a rich harvest and provide colourful food for insects in urban areas.