Raised beds provide an excellent environment for plants, with better drainage and earlier warming in spring. Better drainage means less likelihood of root rots developing. In the case of vegetables, more plants can be grown in a smaller area than with conventional row-cropping techniques, because no space is needed between rows. Another good thing about raised beds is that no one walks on them, so the soil never becomes compacted and tilling the soil each season is easier to do. For gardeners with limited mobility, raised beds can be built to any height, so less bending and reaching are needed to work with the plants.