When designing these elevated beds, my main goal was ease-of-access, mainly because my wife and I are finding it more and more difficult to crawl around on the ground when taking care of a garden. We soon discovered that elevated beds offer a few unexpected advantages as well. First, we lose less produce to deer, as they don’t get into the plants anymore. Second, moisture control is easier: any excess water drains right out and we can tell immediately that we’ve watered them well we see it start dripping out below.
Learn how these elevated beds are constructed. Read the rest of this article on the 2016 Chronicles page (see the entry dated 113016).
(This article was originally published on 120716 in Issue 3 of the EBG Newsletter.)