An easy way to grow crops is in beds, where the gardener can focus on improving the soil, removing weeds and planting dense blocks of vegetables in a manageable, defined area.
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Low-Maintenance Kitchen Garden
This garden demonstrates that using beds makes it easier to keep paths weed-free, and you need add organic matter only to the soil that will be used for growing. Crops can also be weeded and picked without getting muddy shoes.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007
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