Book Review: Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners by Tammy Wylie


Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners by Tammy Wylie

Everything you need to know to start and sustain a thriving garden

Rockridge Press (June 25, 2019)

Gardening/Container Gardens


Learn all about raised beds—and up your gardening game.

Worried about space? Interested in bigger and better yields? Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners shows you all the amazing advantages of raised-bed gardens—and how easy creating them can be.

A complete primer for fresh and experienced planters alike, this book contains everything you need to know to start a happy and healthy raised-bed garden. Learn to build your bed, select the right plants, and so much more. Simple guides will have even the greenest gardeners serving up freshly picked vegetables in no time.

Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners includes:

  • Raised-bed gardening 101—From constructing a planting box to mixing and maintaining soil, step-by-step instructions make getting started easy.
  • From greenhouse to green thumb—Help your garden thrive with detailed suggestions for crop rotation, partner planting, and seed starting.
  • Perfect picks—Full profiles—plus growing and harvesting tips—for 30 popular and beginner-friendly plants make choosing the right ones for your garden a cinch.

Take your gardening to the next level with Raised-Bed Gardening for Beginners.






This is an ideal gardening book for me. I’ve been wanting to try the raised bed garden since my gardening has not been productive the last few years. The book is full of details on how to get that started, from planning, building, and helpful tips. Very helpful was the companion planting, chart crop rotation, and the supply list to build a 4×4 garden bed. The last chapter list profiles for many beginner-friendly plants which I feel is a wonderful companion for all gardeners. I picked a few that I hadn’t thought of trying before. After reading this book I feel I’m prepared for next Springs gardening season. My journal is full of ideas and supplies needed.

ARC provided by publisher

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 2, 2019)



WylieTammy is a lifelong gardener. She started selling and installing greenhouses and polycarbonate locally in 1993. Next came her online store  Many questions about greenhouses, polycarbonate and greenhouse supplies have been answered since the inception of this business. You will find that many of these questions and answers have found their way into Tammy’s books. Tammy blogs about gardening at



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