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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Weeding in Comfort
The decorative edging on this raised bed doubles as seating, making weeding around the densely planted lettuces, carrots and onions a relaxing, sit-down job rather than a chore. Cordon tomatoes trained up the fence make great use of a small space and give a lush feel to this area of the garden.
Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening
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