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Tips for Creating Raised Bed Planters

Raised beds can be as simple as mounding up soil into a deep, wide planting area. Here are a few tips on how to garden with them.

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How Tall Should it Be?

Beds that are 12 inches tall have more success than shorter beds. This gives plant roots a great environment for expansion and growth. However, a six-inch bed height is adequate if your soil is well amended. You can also build raised beds waist high to minimize bending over. As long as the soil is well amended, anything over six inches will do.

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