How to Build a Keyhole Garden

Aside from its aesthetic appeal, keyhole garden beds serve a lot of purpose, too.
Aside from their aesthetic appeal, keyhole garden beds serve a lot of purposes, too.

Keyhole garden beds are called such because they resemble keyholes. Aside from the fact that it looks great as a garden design, it serves several purposes.

The raised bed helps make planting easier. It’s easily maintained. There’s no need to dig heavily or bend down. The raised beds also make sure that the plants are well insulated. This means you get longer growing seasons.

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Growing vegetables in small spaces or under adverse conditions can be a bit of a challenge at times! This is where niche gardening ideas like the Keyhole Garden come into play, and small spaces can be converted to produce great results.

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Keyhole garden beds are excellent ideas if you’re working in a small area. Because they do not take up much room, you get to make good use of whatever space you have. This is especially helpful when you only have a small garden.

This is a great way to save garden space if you have a small area to work on.
This is a great way to save garden space if you have a small area to work on.

The design of this garden bed was first used in Zimbabwe. Today, a lot of gardeners have adapted the design after realizing its benefits.  

Materials:

  • Brick or stones
  • Topsoil
  • Compost
  • Straw, leaves, dried grass
  • Wood ash
  • Sturdy sticks and bendy sticks
  • String/plant fiber

Tools:

  • Gardening rake
  • Hoe
  • Hammer

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Do you want to learn how to build a keyhole garden? Watch this video.

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