Raised beds make vegetable gardening less work. Learn why and discover great design techniques in this slideshow.
By Justin W. Hancock
Benefit: Save Your BackBuild your raised beds so they're at least 12 inches tall. That reduces back strain because you won't have to bend over as far to reach the plants. If the walls are waist high, you can sit on edges to work the soil and harvest your bounty without having to bend over at all.
See our easy, step-by-step instructions for making a raised bed.
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