Ruševec - Family Vacation Pohorje


Raised Garden Beds

In the Green Village Ruševec we decided to construct raised garden beds instead of planting green lawns and bushes. Raised garden beds are constructed according to the permaculture principles that include also planting of nectar- and pollen-rich plants for bees, hedge, hedgerow trees, climbing plants to cover pillars … Going hand in hand with nature, permaculture help us to transform every inch of the earth to a wonderful garden.

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Raised garden beds are one of the many permaculture ideas. It is told that raised garden beds were used in ancient China. In the Middle Ages, raised beds were found also in Europe. Vegetable growing in raised beds saves place and makes them easier for cultivation. There are two kinds of raised garden beds:

  • Supported beds;
  • Flat-topped mounds.

To reap the most of what we planted, we should make a plan for the right bed construction:

1. Beds should be situated north-south. 

2. Beds should be planted according to the shady and sunny side since some vegetables prefer shadow whereas others need more sun and warmth.

3. Size of the raised bed is important. The maximum length and width should be 150 cm and the height 80-120 cm.

4. Preparation of the soil is crucial:

  • 1. Layer of drainage (max height 50 cm), wooden parings, dry branches and brushwood;
  • 2. Sod (that we removed and saved before the construction) ‒ turned upside down;
  • 3. Moist leaves;
  • 4. 5 cm soil;
  • 5. 5 cm compost;
  • 6. 3 cm peat-bog;
  • 7. 15 cm garden soil.

We can place a wooden- or a stone frame around the beds. If possible, the beds should be constructed in autumn for allowing the soil to settle to 75 cm until spring.

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Villa Ruševec
Hočko Pohorje 36 n
SI - 2208 Pohorje, SLOVENIA
T: +386 2 603 63 00
M: +386 51 625 102
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