Raised beds allow more food to be produced from a small space.
Paths are dug, and the earth is piled up onto
the beds in between the paths, which are usually about 3 feet wide.
The beds can be left as a mound of earth ("lazy beds")
or the sides can be shored up with boards. It is
important not to walk on the beds themselves
Plants like deep loose soil, and can be planted closer
together in raised beds than they normally would.
Large seeded plants like beans and bulbs like raised beds a lot, but small seeded plants
prefer a finer seed bed. It is often a good idea to grow seedlings in pots or in a level
seedbed, before transplanting them into the raised bed.
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