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How to make garden beds according to the method advanced methods: the American way on Russian manners

How to make garden beds according to the method advanced methods: the American way on Russian manners

To grow a good crop, you need to consider many things – weather conditions, quality of fertilizer, seed. Gardener-beginner is really difficult to understand the intricacies of watering, planting, fertilizing features. If you are a beginner gardener, you can go by trial and error, or to use the experience of practicing professionals. In the second case we mean the beds on the advanced methods.

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American Jacob advanced methods for more than two decades devoted to the cultivation of flowers and vegetables for sale. Having been in different countries, he studied crop production and nutrition problems and created effective method of growing vegetable crops, which today can take advantage of gardeners-fans, not having much experience growing vegetables and seedlings.

Features of the method Jacob advanced methods

The method is good for its versatility – you can grow almost anything – zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots. The beds in the open ground and in greenhouse. Vegetable farms have long taken note of this method.


One of the features of these beds — they are well warmed up even by the setting sun, all plants, if planted properly, get enough light

What distinguishes milliganesque beds from the usual? They are quite narrow, with wide passage, and fitted with the use of special constructions — earthen or wooden boards. Design, invented by advanced methods proved to be very resistant to weathering, particularly to strong wind. In this garden of weeds very little, encouraging his purity and perfect geometry.

The geometry of raised beds

In addition to the convenience in caring for vegetables, beds for Mittleider still look good, especially if you pay more attention to their arrangement

Creating the right conditions for a good harvest

In order to grow a good crop, you need to adhere to the following rules:

  • to study the planting dates selected cultures, to compare them with the rules of planting in your area, especially paying attention to the timing of frosts. If the culture is resistant to frost, it must be planted in a couple of weeks after their graduation, if stable – for a couple of weeks before;
  • do not place the garden in a valley on the Northern slope of the hill and in other places where the temperature is a few degrees lower than usual;
  • you also need to know when in your area, frosts come in the fall to harvest and prepare the beds for next season.

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Doing the garden — step by step instructions

For installation you need the following tools:

  • two containers, where you’ll mix the fertilizer;
  • the rake for the narrow beds (best size — 30cm);
  • shovel;
  • hoe with a straight blade;
  • pegs for marking;
  • adaptations for fertilization and irrigation.

And the procedure works the following. First things first do the layout of the narrow beds using pegs. The width of the beds is 45 cm. the Passage between them can be a metre or less – 75 cm. Its dimensions are determined by the size of the site. The length of the patch also depends on plot size – 3 — 4,5 or 9 meters.

The spatial orientation of the beds is of great importance. Perfect location from East to West, so the plants receive maximum light. Taller culture is not necessary to plant from the South, so they do not shade lower. This structure of the raised beds provides good lighting.


A variant of the circuit device of the beds. The distance between the aisles between plants are determined by the peculiarities of growth of vegetable crops

The beds

A simple arrangement of beds that do not require special skills to work with sophisticated equipment, allow us to create a vegetable garden, yielding good crops

Another feature of the narrow ridges of the advanced methods – the presence of bumpers. They are installed along the perimeter of the beds. Rim height of up to ten centimeters, a width of no more than five. The space between the sides of the beds within 30 cm Too high positioning of the beds is not necessary, it will complicate watering.

A rim of slate

Beds with a side of slate to build a very simple enough to cut from sheet strips of desired length and fasten them with pegs

The advanced methods pass and the beds are on one level, but we often have ridges and higher passes. Option of growing with the use of boxes is more difficult and costly, it is most convenient to grow vegetables in the open ground, it is also the cheapest way.

The soil between the passages must be well compacted. No need to fill them with gravel or paving tiles – in this case the roots of the weeds can remain in the soil and damage the vegetables or seedlings. Almost all vacationers really annoying moles – compacted soil in this case can help because animals digging moves prefer loose soil.

Diagram of the device of the beds

Diagram of the device of the beds on advanced methods — the boards can be either wood or slate, and earthy. Nothing difficult in the device of this vegetable garden, and care for him much easier

Jacob advanced methods, there are supporters and critics. If you are interested in creating raised beds for plants and vegetables by the method of Mittleider, that with proper use you can grow crops, which significantly exceed usual, using standard techniques.

Fertilizer use in this method

When growing vegetables by this method, there are two types of mixtures for fertilizer.

The first option

In the mixture for fertilizers consists of the following components: magnesium, molybdenum, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. 60 grams per meter and that is the consumption of this mixture used for fertilizing once a week.

The second option

Fertilizer containing boron and calcium, is used before planting. The rate on meter for easy soil – 100g for hard – 200g. Light soils – sandy and loamy-sandy, heavy peat, loam, clay.

It always will be a good result?

Our gardeners noticed that copying this method, a creative approach to understanding the processes of growth and cultivation of crops, their biological characteristics, do not always give a good result. The advanced methods proposes to use only mineral fertilizers, and with such feeding taste of the fruit many people think chemical, unnatural. Many of our gardeners that use this method, replace mineral fertilization on organic, use compost, manure, humus, ash. In this case, your harvest is an environmentally friendly product. With the use of mineral fertilizers plants it is better not to Supplement, what to fertilize with a surplus, so as not to harm your health.

If your site is frequently flooded with water in spring or during summer showers, you can use the boxes. If it’s raining two or three days almost without interruption, the vegetables in them will suffer much less or virtually not affected.


Rich harvests, a luxury vegetable — a lot of our gardeners, inspired by this technique, we achieved excellent results in the course of some practice

If you decide to arrange the beds following the method of Mittleider, you will have the opportunity to grow rich crops, and caring for a garden requires much less time. If it is not possible to travel frequently to the country, will be enough and two days a week – weekends and during the week for watering the garden.

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