Leaves sprouting on a greenhouse garden bed

What to Look for in a Greenhouse Garden Bed?

Leaves sprouting on a greenhouse garden bed

Garden beds are extremely versatile and an efficient tool for gardening enthusiasts. These compact and easy-to-maintain gardening accessories help control temperature to grow more delicate plants without exposing them to harsh weather.

Garden beds are available in two main types: regular and raised. The latter is designed in a table-like structure that comes with a translucent fabric cover. This cover is attached to the garden bed and creates a micro, nutrient-rich environment for seedlings to sprout.

Garden beds are eco-friendly, portable, and beneficial gardening accessories that keep weeds, pests, and critters at bay. You can ensure just the right amount of sunlight, air, and moisture for seedlings with a garden bed.

Let’s talk about all the factors that you should concentrate on when buying a garden bed.

1.   Material

When kicking off your garden bed buying journey, it’s important to pay close attention to different materials available in the market. Your garden bed’s structure will have a significant impact on the product’s durability and efficiency. Wood and PVC are the two most common garden bed materials. However, you can also opt for polycarbonate or metal products.

If you’re choosing a wooden garden bed, make sure to choose a wood species that are not vulnerable to moisture damage and infestation.

A wooden greenhouse garden bed

2.   Width

The first thing to assess when buying a garden bed is its width. Buying a too small or a too big garden bed can lead to soil dispersion or vice versa. You don’t want to deprive the seedlings of adequate nutrients and moisture from the soil. Hence, choose a garden bed that offers sufficient soil compaction. This will allow the nutrients to reach every seedling equally.

At Mulberry Greenhouses, we recommend you choose a three of four inches bed with an adequate height. It’s a good idea to opt for a height that doesn’t require you to step into the bed in order to reach the plants.

3.   Length

Next, check the length of the garden bed and compare it to your requirements. Some gardeners prefer compact versions, while others like longer beds for more spaciousness. If you’re new to garden beds, we recommend you choose a smaller version for easier tending. Later on, you can always get another or use greenhouse accessories and kits to improve your garden bed ergonomics.

4.   Depth

The depth of a garden bed greatly impacts plant growth. Don't opt for a small option if you’re looking for a garden bed to grow plants with deeper roots like tomatoes. A depth of six to eight inches is enough for most veggie plants. But for shrub-based plants, invest in deeper beds to ensure adequate soil compaction.

5.   Add-Ons

Garden beds with additional accessories tend to be more expensive but also more rewarding. At Mulberry Greenhouses, you can buy premium garden beds with liners, bottom reinforcement, and drainage systems. This can make your garden bed gardening experience more fulfilling and rewarding.

Check out our vast range of garden beds at Mulberry Greenhouses. It features Riverstone Eden Waterfall 3 Tier Garden Table, Juwel Timber Raised Bed, and Modular Raised Bed System, among many more. You can also buy greenhouse accessories and greenhouse kits for sale at 70% off this autumn season.

Contact us now for more details.

Back to blog