For those of you that are interested in urban gardening in the city you live in, you need to be aware of a few things in order to have a successful garden. The soil around your home might not be the optimal place to plant your seeds. So a lot of urban gardeners around the world use raised beds and hoop houses to grow their crops. This allows you to place the soil of your choosing into the beds, and allow proper water drainage from the drilled holes at the bottom of the bed. Here is an instructional video on how to assemble a raised bed and begin planting your fruits & vegetables.
How to Build a Raised Plant Bed.
How to Build a Hoop House for Raised Bed
A hoop house in an excellent tool to help you grow vegetables in the winter by using plastic sheets to keep fruits & Vegetable to insulate the internal temperature. If you plan on building your own Raised Bed, I strongly recommend to build a hoop house to protect your crops from cold weather during the winter months.
I hope this video gets you started and on you way to a successful urban garden. This configuration is similar to what I use to grow my organic produce and the results are far greater than if I attempted to plant seeds in the soil around my house, the yield would be much lower due to the contaminantes contained in our local soil from gas emissions. If you feel that some of the lumber is out of your price range, don’t be afraid to improvise by using any scrap would you can get your hands on.