When I made a real effort to follow a plant based diet, a vegetable garden was recommended.
The problem is there are so many choices out there.
After tons of research, back and forth with others who grow their own vegetables, I found a vegetable garden I’m happy to recommend to you.
Here are the points that I found to be the most important:
- Build Quality
First let’s talk about size.
You don’t want to get something too small. Obviously the size might depend on the area you have to work with, but if you do have the room, opt in for a larger unit. The reason is that you’ll most likely run out of space as you start to plant your own vegetables.
You will also want to get a vegetable garden bed that is deep. Certain vegetables require quite a bit of soil to grow, so you don’t want to buy something that’s too shallow.
A vegetable garden that’s well built, and made with quality products is highly recommended. Your garden will be out in the elements, and potentially left out for a winter depending on your location, so you want something that’s well built. Avoiding cheaper models from China goes without saying.
Lastly, you’ll want something that’s easy to put together. When I first got the idea to set-up one of these, I thought I’d be able to make it myself. Then I thought about what I would need, and how long it would take. It didn’t take long for me to scratch that idea, and look for something that comes pre built, and just requires you to put the pieces together, sort of like Lego.
Enter The Gronomics Rusted Elevated Garden Bed
Here are the main reasons why I love this unit:
- No tools are needed
- Made in the United States
- Made with western red cedar
- Several sizes to choose from
What are the sizes available?
At the time of writing this review, there are 4 sizes (L, W, H, in inches):
- 18 x 18 x 19
- 18 x 34 x 19
- 48 x 18 x 19
- 48 x 24 x 34
I got the larger unit (48 x 24 x 34), which is 4 feet by 2 feet, and 34 inches deep.
Again having a deep garden bed like this is important for growing certain vegetables.
Where can you buy it?
This is actually available for sale on Amazon. This is where I purchased it, and had no trouble with the shipping.
You can also find more details about the products, as well as a full list of consumer reviews.