NOGS Raised Bed Benefits

Inorganic vs. Organic Nature’s Organic Garden System (NOGS) Raised Bed Benefits

NOGS Raised Bed Benefits to contrast traditional soil-based raised beds and Nature’s Organic Garden System raised beds. Take a moment and look at the differences between the two concepts.

NOGS Raised Bed Benefits The tomatoes grew beyond the 6’ high frame and netting on 6.8.13
The tomatoes grew beyond the 6’ high frame and netted on 6.8.13

NOGS Raised Bed Benefits

Soil-based Raised Beds

New components: straw, alfalfa, compost Use clay, sand, and organic material to make loam soil conditions. Test for nutrients and contaminants and make adjustments before planting.
Low physical effort. Distribution of straw, alfalfa, compost, and a unique blend of organic fertilizers. Shoveling soil into a box while mixing components to make sure you have water retention properties.
High water retention Mid to Low water retention
Faster growing than raised soil beds Slightly faster growth than in-ground gardens
No soil amendments. All components are organic. A mix of organic and inorganic materials Vermiculite, peat (non-renewable), manure
The raised bed system is ideal for good bacteria and fungi growth. The soil has both harmful and beneficial bacteria and fungi. Unfortunately, good bacteria and fungi may take an extended period to establish.
Easy root growth combined with excellent water retention and an abundant supply of plant food. Plants take longer to develop root systems in soil. Over time, they compacted soil results in minimal root growth.
You will need to recharge the materials due to organic materials’ decomposition. After several recharging cycles, the bed will become a rich humus growing environment. Dirt will need amending after each growing season. The soil will eventually wear out if not replenished with organic material.
The decomposition process generates heat, resulting in an extended growing season over conventional raised beds. The soil warms slightly faster than in-ground gardens.