Raised beds offer many benefits for vegetable garden design. You can fill them with any type of soil you want (an advantage if your ground is full of clay, sand, or rocks). Raised beds also warm earlier in the spring so you can get a jump on the planting season. And, if you build them 3 to 4 feet wide—so you can easily reach the middle from both sides—you'll never compact the soil by stepping on it.
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Build a Raised Bed
Use our step-by-step instructions to build a raised bed.
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