These plants feel good in the raised bed
In principle, almost all plants can be grown in a raised bed. However, heavily overgrown plants or those that need a lot of space are less suitable. Plants with deep roots can only be grown in correspondingly deep raised beds.
Raised beds are mainly used for growing vegetables because their height makes them ideal for back-friendly harvesting. Strawberries and all kinds of strawberries are also popular in the raised bed. Planting flowers is less common but still possible.
- The best vegetables and varieties for the raised bed
- The best tomato varieties for raised beds
- The best tips for raised beds
What should you watch out for when planting a raised bed?
In a raised bed, the crop rotation must be observed so that the nutrient supply decreases with each passing year. Therefore it is grown as follows:
- Heavy consumer in the first year
- Medium-consuming plants in the second year
- In the third year weak eaters
- In the fourth year, possibly a break with green manure
Below is a table with a selection of vegetables, fruits and flowers for the first, second and third years. Herbs are almost always medium or low consuming and are therefore mainly grown in the second or third year. Nevertheless, it makes sense to plant a few isolated herbs between the heavy eaters in the first year as they repel pests (see below).
Heavy consumer in the first year
|Types of cabbage|
Medium-consuming plants in the second year
Low eater for the third year of raised beds
Fend off diseases and pests on the raised bed with mixed culture
If you combine cleverly, you don't have to worry about diseases and pests. Here is an overview of a few useful combinations for your raised bed:
|Surname||Counteracts||Good neighbor for|
|basil||Powdery mildew, whitefly||Cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes, onion|
|Broad beans||Colorado potato beetle||Potatoes|
|Garden cress||Aphids||Radishes, lettuce|
|Nasturtiums||Aphids||Potatoes, tomatoes, runner beans|
|garlic||Gray mold, powdery mildew||Cucumbers, carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, salads|
|tomato||Cabbage white butterfly||Cabbage|
|chervil||Ants, snails, lice, powdery mildew|