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Raised Beds for Easy Vegetable Cultivation (page 2 of 4)

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.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Raised Beds Make Harvesting Crops Easier for Some

Sun-Lovers' Paradise 

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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