Not only do raised beds bring interesting height and structure to a garden design, they also elevate the level of the soil to make cultivation and harvesting your vegetables much less strenuous.
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For many gardeners, not having to bend or kneel to weed and harvest crops is a real bonus. Building a substantial raised bed against a sunny wall or fence, as illustrated, means that heat-loving crops, such as tomatoes, will thrive and require less watering than those growing in pots.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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