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Galvanized raised beds have become quite common as common materials for aboveground gardens. What probably started as a pair of smart green spaces with storage tanks (large pools traditionally used to moisten livestock) as a garden has turned into an entire industry of garden tanks and structures imitating the design.

Raised beds made of galvanized steel give the garden a modern and clean look. In practice, they last much longer than rotting wood, such as cedar.

In addition to the durability bonus, they can be placed absolutely anywhere where there is six to eight hours of sunlight per day (less if you grow vegetables in the shade). Put one in the driveway, in the middle of the lawn or on a small terrace. If you are not going to do it with your own hands, galvanized bulwarks are ideal for those who do not have tools, carpentry skills or time to build a bulwark. Just install them, cover them with soil and plant them!

I like the aesthetics of these instant gardens created by my own hands. In this article, I have collected some tips and styles so that you can decide whether you want to choose beds made of steel rather than wood, fabric, plastic, etc.

Adding soil to galvanized raised beds

The soil mixture that you use for wooden beds can be used to fill a bed made of galvanized steel. What you should pay attention to, especially if you want to fill a traditional storage tank, is that you need a lot of soil because of the depth. It can be expensive. The soil calculator can help you determine how much you need based on the size of your garden.

Personally, I filled all my raised beds with high-quality Triple mix flooring. This mixture usually consists of one-third of the soil, one-third of peat moss and one-third of compost. I always water the soil with a few inches of compost.

One of the questions I am often asked in my conversations is whether they need to change their gender every year. The soil remains, but you should cover it with compost in the spring before planting. If you want to change it for any reason, check out the “false background” section below.

Using the storage tank as a raised bed

There are many different types for gardeners who want to add this raised corrugated steel garden bed to their garden. The storage tanks, along with these round culvert pipes, are original galvanized raised beds that have inspired the creation of a variety of styles, sizes and heights created specifically for gardening.

One of the advantages of some traditional storage tanks is their size. For those who find it difficult to bend over or kneel when weeding and planting, the tank lifts the garden much higher. This height also helps to scare away some pests, such as marmots.

Good drainage is important. If you are turning a traditional storage tank into a garden, make sure there is a plug at the bottom. Remove it to form a drainage hole. If there is no hole, you should make it with a high-speed steel drill or high-speed steel (solid drills that must pass through steel).

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