I was provided with an Urban Bloomer from Keter free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.
We’re in the middle of January, but I have been thinking about gardening lately! I figure January is a great time to plan out a garden.
Today I’ve been thinking about my patio’s raised garden bed. I have a beautiful raised patio gardening bed — the Urban Bloomer from Keter.
The Urban Bloomer is about waist high, so it keeps critters away from my herbs and veggies. Because it is waist high, I don’t have to bend down to work on my garden. I don’t usually have to weed my Keter raised patio garden, either!
My Keter 22.4 gallon resin plastic planter has a beautiful wood-look exterior and a water reservoir with a water gauge, so it’s relatively easy to keep my plants adequately watered. My raised garden also has a drainage tap to drain excess water from the planter.
In the past I have planted both herbs and vegetables in my Keter Urban bloomer. I have another Keter raised garden on my patio (check out my Keter Sequoia Planter) so this year, I’m thinking of only planting herbs in my Urban Bloomers. I love adding fresh herbs to my recipes!
Herb Planting Tips
I plan to follow these herb planting tips this year:
- Plant when the danger of frost is gone. (That is after May 15, in my area of New Jersey.)
- Use starter herb plants, not seeds, for best results.
- Be sure to water your herbs consistently.
- Snip your herbs from the top to allow the smaller leaves on the bottom to grow.
These are the herbs I plan to plant this year:
- Basil (one of my favorites and one of the easiest herbs to grow)
- Mint (possibly — I am not a fan, but my daughters like it)
Useful Garden Tools
It’s helpful to have the right tools when you garden!
I used my wheeled Easy Go Cart by Keter to carry all the gardening dirt I needed when I set up my raised patio planter. I’ve found that this gardening cart is perfect for toting a large bag of potting soil or garden soil and a a few hand tools for my gardening projects.
Check out my video below to get a better look at my new raised patio planter!