Saturday, 4 July 2015

Farm Design - Raised Bed Preparation for Vegetable Farming (Simple Method)

As part of our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see Raised Bed Preparation for Vegetable Farming (Simple Method).


Length - Can be of any size

Breadth - 2.5 ft to 4 ft (Max)
  • Nobody should step on the raised bed, once the raised beds are prepared as this will compact / harden the soil.
  • Generally, one drip point is required for 2.5 ft breadth size, 2 drip points are required for 4 ft breadth size.

Height - 1 ft (Max)

Space between Raised Beds - 1.5 ft to 2 ft (Max)
  • This area can be used for irrigation as well as for all the activities like sowing, manuring, harvesting etc

  • The bed should be from East to West direction to get maximum sunlight throughout the day. 
  • Generally, most of the vegetables need full sunlight and hence proper plan should be made to ensure that no shadow falls on the bed.
  • Few vegetables may tolerate semi-shadow and these can be planted where shadow falls on the bed.
  • The bed can be flat or rounded.
  • If multiple raised beds are made next to each other, can opt for sprinklers for watering.

1 comment:

  1. Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.