Table Garden Design: How To Build Table Garden Boxes

The following are some interesting facts about the construction of a table garden. You will learn about the design and building of a table garden. A table garden consists of two types of plants – fruit trees and vegetables.

Fruit trees grow on top of the raised beds while vegetables grow underneath them.

Fruit Trees

A table garden can consist of one or several kinds of fruit trees. There are many varieties of fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, plums and oranges. These fruits provide the best flavor when eaten raw or cooked.

They make a great addition to any meal because they taste so good! However, it is not only the flavors that make these foods delicious but also their nutritional value which makes them beneficial for your health.

Fruits contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which are very helpful for human body. Fruits have been proven to reduce cholesterol levels, improve blood sugar control and even prevent cancer. One of the most common benefits of eating fruits is that they tend to keep our weight down since they provide us with energy throughout the day.

Vegetables

Another type of food that can be grown in a table garden is vegetables. Unlike fruits, vegetables are usually cooked before being eaten. There is a large variety of vegetables such as peas, carrots, lettuce, cabbage and potatoes.

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They are not only delicious but also very healthy. Green vegetables are rich in iron and tomatoes are good for protecting the eyesight.

Before deciding which vegetables you want to grow in your table garden it is best to consult a nutritionist. They will be able to advise you on what is good for your diet and recommended portion sizes.

Other Features Of A Table Garden

A table garden not only consists of fruit trees and vegetables. It may also contain flowers that can add a splash of color to any area. Some examples of colorful flowers are marigolds, snapdragons, pansies and zinnias.

These flowers can be grown either underneath or on top of the raised beds. They can be grown on top of the beds by placing a large container such as a bucket underneath the stems. It is important to note that certain plants require more water than others. The best way to keep your flowers hydrated is to place a small water fountain in the middle of the table garden. This will allow all the plants to have access to water since gravity will take over from there.

Here is a list of steps explaining how to build a table garden.

The first step is to build a strong wooden frame. This wooden frame will be the table part of the garden. It is best to make this out of strong wood such as cedar or oak.

Use a measuring tape to make certain that the table is of even height. If you are growing vegetables or fruit trees make holes in the wood using a drill. Make sure that these holes are evenly spaced and not too large for the plants’ roots to grow in. If you are growing flowers these holes are not necessary.

The second step is to place a layer of compost or manure over the table. This will provide nutrients for the plants to grow. Spread this evenly over the entire surface.

The third step is to start planting your plants and trees. It is best to start planting from the edge and work towards the middle so that if some seeds do not grow you will not damage those that have already started growing. Keep the plants and trees watered and make sure to provide enough sunlight to them.

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That’s it! You have successfully created your very own table garden. Some things you can do to take care of the garden are to trim dead leaves, weeds or roots that are growing out of the sides.

Also, an occasional dose of fertilizer will help keep your plants strong and healthy.

The table garden will provide you with nutritious food, colorful flowers and a nice place to have meals with your family and friends.

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