How do I build a raised bed?

do i build a box to start my garden the type thats sits on top of the soil and then fill it in with soil and compost ? for a first time gardener is that the easiest way?
Submitted by riveraanita652



Thanks for writing. Building a raised box and filling it with soil can be really helpful as it makes gardening easier. Bringing in good-quality soil and compost will help your plants thrive and reduce the amount of weeds you have to deal with. If your area has soil that makes gardening tough (because it's hard or full of clay or sand), you'll also have a lot easier time digging and planting. Plus, if you build your raised beds tall enough, you won't have to bend over as much and that reduces back strain. Get easy instructions for building your own raised bed here! 


---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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