raised bed

Our WormUp raised beds are modular and expandable. Enjoy gardening even in the smallest of spaces. 100% Swiss production, 0% plastic.

Advantages of a raised bed

A raised bed brings the garden to you wherever planting would otherwise not be possible. They are not only eye-catching, but also allow you to work in the smallest of spaces without straining your back. The rapid warming of the soil in raised beds favours an earlier harvest and extends the growing season. They also offer natural protection against many soil pests and unwanted weeds, which reduces the amount of maintenance required and makes gardening easier. They are an efficient and attractive solution for urban and small gardens in particular.

Filling raised beds correctly

The filling of the raised bed is crucial for healthy plant growth and rich harvests. Nutrients are mainly absorbed in the top layer of humus, while deeper layers are mainly used to supply water. A drainage layer at the bottom, consisting of pebbles, stones or similar, is important to prevent waterlogging. Organic materials such as wood chippings or twigs can be disadvantageous as they can collapse, attract pests and pose a risk of rotting. The top 30 cm of the raised bed should be filled with high-quality compost and substrate to ensure an optimum supply of nutrients. Our raised bed filling includes two organic substrates from Ökohum: the peat-free, structurally stable "Roof and Trough Soil" for drainage and the "Naschgarten" soil for a sufficient supply of nutrients throughout the season.

Frequently asked questions about raised beds

Do raised beds make sense?

Raised beds are useful for many reasons. They enable ergonomic working and are suitable for limited spaces. They offer improved soil conditions, early harvests thanks to faster soil warming and an extended growing season. They also reduce problems with soil pests and weeds, which makes garden maintenance easier.

What should a raised bed stand on?

The raised bed should be placed on a levelled surface. A good location for your raised bed is in a sunny spot on natural soil. Remove the turf and any plants with roots.

What is the best material for raised beds?

The best material for raised beds varies depending on requirements and environmental awareness. Untreated larch wood combines several advantages in one: a good appearance, durability, good insulation and environmental friendliness. Although plastic is weather-resistant and easy to maintain, it is less environmentally friendly than natural materials. Metal is extremely weather-resistant, but the raised bed can heat up quickly.

What do you fill a raised bed with?

Nutrients are absorbed in the upper humus layer, while deeper layers are important for the water supply. A drainage layer prevents waterlogging. Avoid organic materials that attract pests and can collapse. The top 30 cm should be filled with high-quality compost and substrate for an optimum nutrient supply.

What are the disadvantages of a raised bed?

In addition to the many advantages of a raised bed, there are also disadvantages. It requires more attention and more maintenance, as the substrate dries out more quickly than natural soil. However, you can quickly get the problem under control with a ceramic watering system. The limited root space can be an obstacle for deep-rooted plants.

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