Perhaps you’re a new gardener, growing veggies and herbs for the first time. Maybe you’ve grown your own food for years, but your in-ground soil isn’t great, or you just need a bit more growing space. Whatever the reason, here’s one option worth considering: a raised garden bed.
But what, exactly, is a “raised bed”? Well, it’s just what the name suggests: an above-the-ground garden filled with soil. Because elevated soil warms earlier in the spring, you get a longer growing season, and because you get to control what kind of soil goes in the bed, you can provide the perfect environment for your plants’ roots.
Intrigued? We’ve got three easy ways to build a raised bed garden. First, though, let’s talk about size.