The Amazing Raised Winter Bed Crops in a cold climate


Garden & Nature

Doris Kampas


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Approx. 100 pages

The raised bed is the latest must-have for gardens, terraces and balconies. It is the stuff of every gardener’s dreams: the ability to grow plants at a comfortable height, with the promise of a plentiful harvest and protection against pests. But what happens to the raised garden bed in winter? It usually just sits idling from autumn to spring. Such a shame! Raised bed expert Doris Kampas couldn’t bear to think of her raised bed going to waste in the colder months, so she started to plant it in a way that would yield a strong harvest in winter too. Even when the frost sets in, all sorts of colourful herbs and vegetables can grow in a raised bed: vibrant chard, crunchy carrots and soft cabbage leaves. And as winter is known to start in springtime for vegetables, it’s also important to plan ahead. Here, Doris Kampas advises readers on the right time to plant a raised bed for the winter and how to choose the right spot for the planter. She also answers all the most important questions about gardening in a raised winter bed, such as how much frost vegetables can stand, and the best way to protect them in winter.

The detailed drawings and planting diagrams in the book also show which herbs and vegetables will thrive together or next to each other in a raised winter garden. With seven different raised beds themes – including the ‘winter soup garden’, the raised bed for vegetarians and vegans, and the ‘winter herbal dispensary’ – Kampas puts readers in the mood to start planting their raised beds for the winter right away.

Doris Kampas

Doris Kampas loves her garden! It brings her joy – and the most incredible variety of top-notch organic fruit, veg and herbs. After all, you reap what you sow! This agronomist has turned her hobby into a career: as well as being a raised bed expert, she also holds numerous workshops on organic garden design all over Austria. As an organic gardening expert, she also writes a column for Ja! Natürlich magazine and writes a blog on Her lectures and her books “Biogärten gestalten” (Organic Garden Design) (2017), “Das unglaubliche Hochbeet” (The Incredible Raised Garden Bed) (2019) and “Das sensationelle Winterhochbeet” (The Amazing Winter Garden Bed) (2020) are as bristling with life as the wild hedges in her garden.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger