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How to Build a Raised Bed in the Garden

Building a raised bed for planting vegetables is an easy way to have fresh produce in a small space.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Fill the Bed With Soil

Fill the bed with good quality topsoil that has been improved with organic matter such as garden compost or well-rotted manure. Spread the soil evenly and level the surface with the back of a rake. Top off as the soil settles.

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