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What is the difference between raised beds and planters?

The main difference between raised beds and planters is based on the presence of a base plate, the way they are modularized and the design will be the same.

Raised beds are traditionally without a bottom plate, they are designed to be placed directly on the soil. This makes them ideal for extensive gardening where the roots of the plants can grow freely into the soil beneath the bed, allowing better access to nutrients and water. The absence of a bottom plate also promotes natural drainage and makes it easier for soil organisms such as worms to contribute to soil health and structure. Raised beds without a bottom are therefore excellent for growing vegetables, flowers and perennials where deep root growth and good drainage are desirable.

Planter boxes have the option of adding a bottom plate, which offers great flexibility. A bottom plate makes the planter suitable for use on terraces, balconies and other hard surfaces where direct contact with the soil is not possible or desired. This design limits root growth to the inner space of the box and makes it easier to control soil quality and moisture levels. Bottom plate planter boxes are particularly suitable for growing herbs, small vegetables and decorative plants where limited space is not an obstacle to plant growth or well-being.

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The clear distinction between raised beds and planters based on the presence of a bottom plate emphasizes their different uses and benefits. Raised beds without a bottom are suitable for larger garden projects that require deep root growth and natural soil contact, while planters with a bottom plate are ideal for those looking for mobility and control over growing conditions in confined spaces such as balconies and terraces. This understanding allows you to choose the right solution for your specific garden or outdoor space needs and desires.