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If we have constructed our own raised bed and are enjoying the fruits of our labour – how about taking this adventure a step further, by making a cover for same. This is a task that is not very difficult and when complete, adds the finishing touches to our bed frame. Regardless of the size or shape of our raised bed, this job can still be accomplished. If we are seasoned gardeners or just beginners to all of this, we will see the advantages of these covers as we become more accomplished in this area.

Types of cover: There are several types of covers to choose from. We can assemble our own or these can be purchased online. They can also be purchased from our local hardware or garden centre. The most common type of cover used for this exercise is polythene or plastic. This particular type is made to last and can withstand all types of harsh conditions; whether it is scorching hot summers or cold frosty winters. Another type of cover that is frequently used is a material called micromesh or fleece. The third option that is available is what is known as bird netting cover.

How to: Assembly of these covers is a really simple process and we don’t require great technical skills, a little thought and creativity is what is needed here. Depending on the dimensions of our raised bed, for example let’s say that ours is approx 4ft wide; use 1” polythene piping bent in a hoop or semi-circle shape and secure to outside edges of bed. These ensure we have a smooth surface for the plastic or mesh cover. I would space these hoops approx 2ft apart, if we have say an 8ft bed then we require 4 in total. Place polythene cover over these hoops and secure to main raised bed frame.

Advantages of cover: A well secured cover on our raised bed will give us the feel and appearance of a glasshouse or greenhouse. The growing condition are seriously enhanced and also provides a barrier to the many pests, slugs, birds and pets that may damage our fruit or vegetables. Along with protecting from harsh conditions the cover will act to retain moisture, the temperature within this frame is always warmer than outside and this will act to stimulate growth practically all year round. If needs be, we can open this cover during daytime and let the air circulate within, it can then be closed at night time. With the mesh or fleece system in place, this allows for air and rain water to continually penetrate right through to the plants and soil.


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