5 Easy Steps to Creating a Raised Garden with Microclimates

Written By: Katie Bocskor, Digital Marketing Manager for MyGreenGloves

Gardening Creates Memories

As I scroll through my social media feeds, I see many friends and family members posting pictures of their summer gardens. The excitement of growing their own food while showing their children the value of gardening creates great family memories.

There are so many advantages to gardening like growing your own food, escaping from everyday stresses, exercising or just being outside during the few nice months of the year (coming from a Wisconsin native).

However, along with the advantages there are disadvantages that draw people away from even getting started with gardening—such as removing turf and rototilling the soil, setting up and maintaining a garden, backbreaking physical work that strains the body, or just not having space to set-up a garden.

Enter the GardenPODS System—quick to set-up, square foot raised garden grid that can be placed right over lawn and addresses these disadvantages—bringing enjoyment back into gardening.

This grid system is perfect for beginner gardeners, urban gardening, container gardening, microclimate gardening, master gardeners and community gardens.

What is the GardenPODS Square Foot Garden Grid?

The GardenPODS Grid system was developed for gardeners that wanted:

  1. a quick, easy way to get started with raised bed gardening
  2. the ability to grow different plants in different soils, in one garden bed (microclimates)
  3. a low maintenance way to garden

The GardenPODS material is made from strong, flexible and weather-resistant plastic. Due to the flexibility of the grid system, it can expand to fit a desired gardening space, or easily cut to create customize-sized raised garden beds. You can easily build a 4 x 8 ft wood frame around the grid with standard or treated lumber.

The grid’s deep-pocketed design allows for garden versatility by using different plant growing media (mediums) in the individual pods. For instance, a topsoil/sand mix is ideal for growing carrots, yet may not be best suited for other herbs or vegetables.

With deep compartments, you can fill designated pods with the right soil mix for the right plants. In each compartmental section, you can also place plants closer together for greater yields, less water use, and no garden path weeds.

The quick-to-assemble GardenPODS Grid System is not only an ideal way to organize plant beds, but it can also be placed right over lawn, gravel or concrete—eliminating the needs for rototilling and allowing your plants to grow in fresh loose soil.

The GardenPODS Grid is perfect for all sized yards, rooftops, decks and community gardens. Build your own garden in minutes and start growing your favorite vegetables, herbs and flowers.

How to Set-up the GardenPODS Grid in Minutes:

Just follow these 5 easy steps to set-up your GardenPODS system:

  1. Build a Raised Garden Wood Frame
  2. Prepare the Garden Bed
  3. Install the GardenPODS Section
  4. Set-up Your Garden
  5. Start Planting

Watch the GardenPODS Installation video to see how easy it is to get started with gardening!


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