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More yield, fewer crop failures and easier gardening, a raised bed in the greenhouse has a multitude of advantages. Individual wishes can be taken into account in the horticultural design, the construction and the materials used for raised beds, which ensure a unique flair.

It is easier to plant in raised beds

A raised bed made of stable and high-quality wood embellishes every garden with its natural flair and can be easily implemented when setting up a greenhouse. Many garden owners who have had one of these practical cultivation options for some time rebuild their raised bed afterwards with glass or foil, simply retrofitting it with a solid roof construction, as we already know it from cold frames.

Benefits of raised beds at a glance

In combination with flat beds, raised beds allow for particularly versatile design options for the greenhouse interior that correspond to the planting. They can be included in the planning for a new building, but can also be installed later. And the many advantages are quickly convincing:

  • at usual Working heights between 70 and 100 cm is fatigue-free and body-friendly gardening possible;
  • Yields in the raised bed are two to three times higher than in traditional cultivation in the classic flat bed at ground level;
  • Due to the multi-layer structure of the floor in the raised bed, it is easier to replace all or just the upper components;
  • Pest infestation in the raised bed, such as snails, is reduced and reduces the use of pesticides;
  • Better design options through the use of individual designs and materials (natural stone, masonry, wood, gabions) for a raised bed in the greenhouse;

Planting options for raised beds

The general practice, if only because of the higher yields, is mainly the cultivation of vegetables. With the appropriate height of the roof construction, from radishes, beans to winter vegetables, tomatoes and cucumbers to the low-growing miniature fruit trees, almost all common species and even exotic plants can be grown. Depending on requirements, seeds can be sown directly or the bed can be ordered with young plants. Optimal for growth and even light output when the larger plants are more towards the center and the smaller ones at the edges.

A good soil for the highest yields

With a raised bed in the greenhouse not only higher yields are achieved. The plants are ready to harvest more quickly, so that over the year a Multiple cultivation is possible, since the space for a new seed is available much more quickly.


Plants in raised beds have a higher water requirement, especially in summer, than when reared outdoors. A water connection or a rainwater collection tank in the immediate vicinity of the greenhouse is therefore recommended.

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