Monday, 26 September 2016

Book Review:- Raised Bed Revolution by Tara Nolan

I was sent a copy of the book Raised Bed Revolution by Tara Nolan to review.  This book came to me at just the perfect time!

We have an allotment where we can grow a large part of our food during the UK growing season.  We have had this plot for about four years and it is a constant battle to keep the vegetable beds in shape and not allowing the borders to shrink due to grass encroachment.  Although this plot is now pretty much organised it is still a lot of work.

This April we were given the plot adjoining ours which is just an overgrown piece of land, pretty much needing us to start from scratch.  I vowed that this plot would be populated with raised beds right from the start so this book arrived just in time.

There is enough information for the beginner gardener to set up a raised bed as well as hints, tips and ideas for the more accomplished gardener to get the best out of their raised beds and ultimately their produce.

Tara Nolan writes in a very easy to follow tone of voice with great explanations and instructions to make your own raised beds.

I do love a raised bed and have taken some photos of some I have come across .......
Grow Rings I used on the allotment for my beetroot this year - very good yield!
Raised bed kits from WoodBlocX
A raised bed in a courtyard at Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight
Asparagus bed in a brick raised bed - it doesn't always have to be made of wood!
Any material can be used to make a raised bed
Even something to be discarded and past it's original use
Whether you have a small space available
Or a larger space - you can always fit in some raised beds somewhere!
This book is published by Cool Springs Press RRP £20.00

I was sent a copy of this book without being required to write a positive review.  All photos and opinions are my own.


  1. Wow these raised beds look wonderful I never knew there was any such thing.

  2. It's the best way to grow things in small spaces