How to Build a Keyhole Garden

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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